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At The Patio, Kanwulia and friends serenade guests with soul lifting tunes

By Sunday Aikulola
27 February 2022   |   3:56 am
It was an evening of fun, vibes and glamour at The Patio, Lekki, Lagos, recently, as Kanwulia and her friends serenaded guests to soft, soul lifting vibes with a fusion of Afro.

It was an evening of fun, vibes and glamour at The Patio, Lekki, Lagos, recently, as Kanwulia and her friends serenaded guests to soft, soul lifting vibes with a fusion of Afro.

Packaged by Volkano Productions and curated by Kanwulia herself, the talented friends of hers who also performed were, Kamar, Tachio, Mimz, RnB Princess and Ganzy.

Kanwulia’s hits include, Juru, Gbera, Bigger Things and her newest release, Take It All. It was recorded and shot in Atlanta, Georgia.

Speaking with journalists after the show, she said, “I started singing at four.”

To her, it was not a sweet smooth ride as an up-coming act; because there were challenges trying to breakthrough, get people’s respect as an artiste and all that.

She said, “as a new artiste, there are challenges whether trying to get your name out there or the fact that you want people to respect you. We are in Nigeria and the country is very stressful. and this adds another stress to the stressful life of artistes.”

She observed that the industry has a way of knocking “you down or making you feel you can’t achieve anything, but you must keep going.”

She added, “success is day-by-day, taking one step at a time.”

“So I take it one step at a time,” she said.

Born Victoria Kanwulia Nwandu, the lady who is known by the moniker, Kanwulia, expressed appreciation to her parents for their unflinching support, saying, but for them, she would not have gone this far.

“They have been instrumental in my career. They have been supporting me 100 per cent. My dad is always on board. Earlier, my dad wanted me to study law. But I fought him. And he allowed me to do music, instead. So, my parents have been crucial to my career, and to my success. Every gold that I hit, I attribute it to them because I wouldn’t have been able to do this without them.”

According to her, “I am at a point where I need to show my vocal ability and to achieve that, I need to do something differently.”

Kanwulia, however, expressed optimism that she would win Grammy Awards like Burna Boy and Wizkid one day.

The Delta State-born artiste said: “I’m in it for the passion and to make my fans feel something that they’ve never felt before. So, whether the Grammy comes or not, it’s not going to define my career. I’m going to keep making music for people that love my music.”

She said her role models in the industry are Tems, Seyi Shay, and Simi among others. She added that her new single is coming out soon. Titled,Till the sun goes down, she said, “it is very different from other works. It would be released early 2022.”

Speaking about her future plans, she disclosed, “I’m trying to do an African tour in 2022, that is, if COVID-19 allow us. I’m going to places like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Rwanda and Kenya. But if COVID-19 does not, I would give my fans more exciting music.”

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