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Actress Emelia Brobbey speaks about her musical career

Being an actress for over a decade and recently hosting a television show titled ‘Okukuseku,’ least was expected of her to triumphantly channel her interest to music.

However, she proved beyond expectations and boldly liaised her job as an actress with being a presenter and a musician.

Multi talented Kumawood actress, Emelia Brobbey got social media haywire after she stormed the industry with a track dubbed “Fame ko.”

The track which was produced by Bassey Mix saw most of the citizenry trolling the actress while others were hyping the track.

Whether good or bad, Emelia Brobbey increased her fan base in the year 2019 as she trended on various portals throughout the Christmas to the New Year.

She became one of the sought after personalities that people were interested in finding happenings around her life.

The beautiful award winning actress who recently joined other Kumawood actors in singing revealed that she had always been passionate about singing but did not have the courage to pursue it.

Speaking to Times Weekend (TW) in Accra on Thursday, she indicated that the highlife track was her debut single which touched on love and the need for lovers to seal their love relationship with marriage. 

Although, people thought the actress would give up on her new found career as a musician Emelia said nothing could make her quit music.

She expressed commitment in working assiduously to make her music excel in the industry and promised to prove her critics wrong with the second track she was working on.

Recently, she was seen recording a track with Ruff Town Records signee who is now a queen mother of Gomoa Afransi, Wendy Shay.

Born and raised in Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region, she had her tertiary education at the Presbyterian Teacher’s Training College and holds a Diploma in Journalism.

.. Excerpts..

TW: Welcome to the New Year’s edition of TW!

Emelia: Thank you!

TW: We have known you as an actress, what has changed?

Emelia: Nothing has changed, I just wanted to be versatile that is why I am now a musician, aside what people knew I am doing.

TW: What inspired you to embrace music?

Emelia: I love music, I have always been singing and those who know me can testify.

TW: Are you trying to imitate other Kumawood actors who are now singing?

Emelia: No! I am not imitating anyone. 

TW: Why are you now doing professional music?

Emelia: There is time for everything, in 2017 I sang along with Brother Sammy. I must say this is the right time for me to showcase my talent to the world.

TW: How are you taking the public uproar?

Emelia:  Hahahahahaha, I am taking it in good fate because Ghanaians love me and some are just criticising me for me to better my game.

TW: Are you really taking their comments as criticism?

Emelia: Yes! They were criticising my voice and want me to improve.

TW: How is the track doing in the market?

Emelia: The track is doing massively well; I got more than 22000 views just a week after I uploaded the video on YouTube.

TW: Wow! As people are complaining about your voice, what are the plans in place to make Ghanaians realise you have improved.

Emelia:  My next track will determine whether I have improved or not.

TW: Are you planning to feature anyone?

Emelia: Not yet, if I am supposed to feature someone it would be Daddy Lumba.

TW: When should we expect this track?

Emelia: Management has not decided yet but it will be out soon.

TW: How are you combining your job as an actress with your media job and music?

Emelia: It is simple; I just plan everything well so I have time for everything.

TW: Are you shooting any movie?

Emelia: No I am not on set for now.

TW: Which role will you not accept to play?

Emelia: I can act any role and I don’t know the role I will not accept.

TW: How are the Kumawood movies now doing on the market?

Emelia: It is doing good because that is our local movies and we are expecting it to dominate in the industry.

TW: Coming back to the music, why didn’t you sing gospel track?

Emelia: I will sing gospel. 

TW: I thought you have branded yourself as a highlife artiste, won’t you confuse people if you ever sing gospel track?

Emelia: No, gospel is just a music genre and anyone can sing it. I am not expected to be a gospel artiste before praising my God. As a musician you need to be versatile, praising God does not rely only on those who sing gospel tracks, it cut across to highlife singers, afro pop singers, dancehall musicians and all the genres so gospel will come my way.

TW: I would like you to advise young and up and coming artistes?

Emelia: They should work hard and never stop what they are doing, perseverance conquers all.

TW: Happy New Year!

Emelia: Many happy returns!

BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE

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