Nigerian singer, Omawumi Megbele, has revealed that she has developed thick skin to criticism after many years in the music industry.
Omawumi made this disclosure during an in a recent interview chat with HipTv News, acrroding to her,
“When I first started out in the industry years ago, It affects, yeah. But, now, not at all. Because, first of all, I don’t even know who’s talking to me. If people I know criticize me, It’ll hurt. But not when it has to do with people I don’t know, ” she said.
“I figured that when you say hurtful things about people, all it does is reflects how you see them. It doesn’t reflect on how the person sees themselves neither does it rub off on that person. That’s exactly the way it now works for me.”
Speaking further, the 37 year old hinted that her new LP ‘In Her Feelings’ embodies series of relatable love songs, most of which would portray her in a manner expressive of passions and inclinations.
“‘Omawumi: In her feelings’ is me expressing myself the way I know how. In this one, I wrote a couple of love songs. The ones I’ve written before are mostly quarrel-songs. You could offend me and I’ll write a song for it, say you killed, even if it’s not true,” Omawumi said.
“This time I wrote love songs that are as relatable as possible. Although outside of that, I taunted some people and spoke my passions, you won’t be disappointed. But if you’re, feel free to tell me.”
From her 2012 collaborative single with Flavour, dubbed ‘Bottom Belle’ and ‘If You Ask Me’ released in 2015, to the vocalist’s recent 2019 releases, Omawumi has earned reputation and carved out a unique music style for herself.