I don’t sing with intention of making profit — Esther Igbekele

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Gospel singer, Esther Igbekele, has said that she does music because of her undying passion for the craft and not about the profits she can derive from it.

In an interview, she said”I have a passion for music and I sing because it is what I like. I am a musician; therefore whether I am getting money from it or not, I do not attach so much value to that. I don’t sing with the goal of creating profit.”

She, however, admitted that at the beginning of her career, things weren’t as rosy as they’re now. She added, “Rome wasn’t built in a day. Every profession one is into has its difficulty at the beginning but what keeps you going is the fire and with this, an individual would be able to overcome every difficulty. Despite the difficulties, I never considered giving up.”

On how she copes with the criticisms she gets, she said”Criticisms do not get to me because it is common to have critics. Jesus Christ wasn’t loved by everyone, so who am I to expect everyone to love me. I cannot really mention that the criticisms I get but I do not let that get to me anyway.”

The gospel artiste also shared her perspectives on skincare and tattoos. “I don’t like tattoos and skincare. I believe it is a choice for whosoever chooses to do it. I am not comfortable with tattoos. I pray that my children would not have it. Anyone that has a tattoo has made a choice because when one is 18 years old, one has the right to one’s personal opinion. If you want to join my group and I see that you’ve got a tattoo, I would feel reluctant about accepting you to my group.”

 

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