Oyetundun Omolade Rachael, the singer of the viral song ‘Adulthood na Scam‘, says she was often looked down on by people due to her height.
The title of the song which means “adulthood is a scam” recently went viral on social media.
The hit track, released in pidgin English, dwells on the responsibilities that accompany coming of age among the youth.
It also touches on how parents make life seem problem-free for children, only to expose them to the shock of adulthood when they approach adolescence.
Omolade, who goes by the stage name Lade, spoke of her journey to the limelight in an interview with BBC Pidgin.
She said she had started out by doing song covers but many snubbed her.
The singer-songwriter added that the story has now changed for her since her song’s success.
“Hustle inspired ‘Adulthood Anthem’. It’s about the stage I’m in now, where I have to work to get myself whatever it is I want. I can’t go to my parents and ask for things. I noticed it wasn’t only me going through that,” Omolade said.
“Many youths in Nigeria are in that stage as well. They have to do things for themselves. I felt everybody was waiting for someone to put it in a song. I grew up being pampered and given so much attention.
“But I didn’t know adulthood is so much tougher. I didn’t know that the experience that was awaiting me was tough. The fact that I had to start doing things for myself is hard.
“My, journey started in 2020 during the lockdown when I was stuck at home. I started doing cover for people. I did ‘Duduke’ by Simi. It gained attention and my boss liked it. He said I should come to the office to do some work.
“We got jobs from other top brands later. Music is what my mind has been set on since 15. In secondary school, I asked my dad to send me to a music school. But parents will be parents.
“People looked down on me not just because I’m a woman but also my height. Now, the story has changed.”
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