BY EMUEKPERE CHRISTOPHER & IMAH STEPHANIE
CALL her a child prodigy and you would be on target. At just age 11, the fast rising singer known as Eva Presh has released a couple of singles winning rave reviews and performed on many platforms including Felebration, where Tuface Idibia noticed and commended her for her talent. In this chat with Entertainer, the Primary 5 pupil of Nazareth School, Festac Town, talks about her career and her dreams.
Tell us about yourself
My real name is Eva Precious Inegbedion aka Eva Presh. I am from Edo State. I am a singer and dancer. I am 11 years-old.
How did you come into music?
It was through my mum’s influence. She is a great singer. Doing music has always been my dream. I have a passion for music.
What school do you attend and what class are you presently?
I attend Nazareth School, Festac Town, and I am currently in Primary 5.
Who are your role models?
My role model is actually my mom. She sings a lot. She told me that when she was much younger she joined the church choir. Like I said earlier, she has a great voice.
How would you describe your style of music?
I do Hip-hop; I rap and sing.
How many singles have you recorded till date?
I have recorded three singles namely God is Bigger Than My Enemies, Join Me Dance and Shake It.
How are you combining music and education?
That is easy. If I am in school and I have a music event, I normally take excuses from the principal by writing a letter to him and he grants my request. It could get so tricky sometimes. There was a time I preformed in my school uniform; it was impromptu.
Now that you are on television, how are your friends relating with you?
Sometimes my friends are on my side and sometimes they are not. It comes with being out there on television.
What are your challenges?
A major challenge is performing at shows that translate into money.
Who do you think you got your talent from, mom or dad?
Like I said earlier, my mom has a great voice so I think I got my talent from her.
What are your dreams?
My dream is to become a superstar.
Her mum speaks:
Did you know that your daughter would be a special kid musically?
Yes I did. I noticed that whenever I played a song and danced, she always danced along with me so I knew she was interested in music. She is the head of the choir in the children’s department at our church but I have told her she has to focus on her education first.
What is your advice for parents who have talented kids like yours?
I would advise them to see them through, give them all the support and let them give it a trial.