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‘Death of my parents brought out the creativity in me’



Fast rising Afrobeat singer Oluwaseun Emitomo known by his stage name as Emprince, recently hit the news with his single Scream My Name featuring Oritse Femi and Skales. The Oke Inisa, Ondo State native said music has helped him cope with life in ways he never envisaged.

His sojourn to seek for greener pastures in the United Kingdom in 2007, according to him, has been a whirlpool of events, which he would readily take on again. From hustling in the streets of Ibadan (Oyo State) to his miraculous quest to make a meaning out of life, EmPrince never gave up on carving a niche for himself.

The soft-spoken talent reveals that the loss of his parents nudged him towards discovering his rare talent.


“After losing both parents, life seemed meaningless and unpromising. Depression set in, but I knew there was a brighter light at the end of the tunnel. People deal with such situations in different ways but I never allowed it hold me down thank you to music, which helped me cope and gave me an avenue to turn all the grime life threw at me into positive vibes,” he said.

The singer shot to fame as the first Nigerian artiste in diaspora to appear on popular reality Television Shows Britain Got Talent and XFactor in 2015, with a huge support from the live audience at the shows.

With the release of his latest single, there is no stopping his dream as he is determined to turn things around for himself.

“When life throws lemons at you, go an extra mile, don’t just use the lemons to make lemonade rather replant the lemons so you can own an orchard and be a source for people who wish to make lemonade,” he said.

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