Opera singer-turned pop artiste, Abiodun Koya, has revealed how she lost mouth-watering record deals.
In an exclusive chat with Daily Sun, the singer, who just jetted back to her US base after dropping her debut pop single entitled, ‘Flourish Me,’ revealed that she lost opportunities to grow and advance her career because of her refusal to sleep with both men and women.
Recounting the experience, she said: “There was a girl that wanted to have a female relationship with me. And she is the wife of a popular American singer happily married with kids. She would visit me at my high-rise tower where I stayed and take me out but I was naïve.
“She started showing me pictures of her working out in the gym in tight yoga pants. She is petite with a very pronounced derriere and would ask me how I found her progress. The problem was she was only showing me pictures of her backside. She would come to my apartment and ask me to cook Nigerian dishes for her because she loved them so much.”
Continuing, the artiste said: “I was excited because I cherish any opportunity I have to share my culture with a foreigner. So I would gladly cook for her. She started telling me what she could do for my career. She said she could get me collabos with the biggest names and she said we should have more meetings. At that point I still didn’t realise what she wanted.
“She would say, ‘oh my gosh, you are so talented! You are going to go places;’ she was really into the industry.”
Abiodun said she was really looking forward to working with her, until when, suddenly, she stopped picking her calls.
She said: “She suddenly stopped taking my calls and only replied me with short abrupt text messages. That was when I realised that all was not well. We had well laid plans for like six to eight months. That was when I put two and two together. It was obvious that she was mad at me and frustrated! I slapped myself in the face and was like, ‘oh my God, how could I have been so naïve?’
Commenting on the response to ‘Flourish Me’ which is on massive rotation, the singer said: “The response has been quite encouraging. I am glad Nigerians have accepted me.”