Mrs. Salomy Abel,a prophetess and indigene of Umuahia, residing in Port Harcourt whose husband passed on years ago has taken solace in music, hence, showing gratitude to God and encouraging weary souls who are about giving up in the journey of life.
The gospel artiste spoke with TNN entertainment.
Did you just discover you're a talented musician?
Of course not. I didn't just discover that. I've always had this melodious voice and ability to compose good songs.
Meaning, you've always known you were talented?
Yes, doing music, singing is my call right from birth and I'm really passionate about it. It's my own little way of touching lives and reaching out to the dying world.
What happened, you're just embracing that call now?
It is part of the mistakes we make in life, we are all guilty of this, yes, all of us. Now, You have a call, you know you do, you have identified that God deposited something in you, you have a talent, a gift, rather than nurture, groom, train, exploit, develope and pursue those dreams, we sit back, relax, waiting for what we call the right time,.
So, is this your right time?
Well, it's better done now than never. Immediately you discover what is deposited in you, that's the right time to go through the processes of making it a reality. Any delay is a waste and you can never do it as better as you would have done it, rather than doing it at ease, you struggle, trying to accomplish that dream.
Tell us about your upcoming album.
Yeah, “Olu Aka Jehovah” is my first Video Album to be released, I featured Lolo Gloria Owunna. It has seven tracks; Jehovah Adighi Eri Bribe, Nuria Onu, Olu Aka Jehovah, Halleluyah, Onye Dikaya, Amaram Onyensoeje. It will, before the middle of July, hit the market. I am indeed very grateful to God for the success he granted me, as well as my family and those who believed in my dream and supported my vision.
What actually inspired you to still take up music at this age?
It's my talent, I can't go empty handed, it's a gift God gave to me, age is not a barrier, better late than never, now is not late to light it up.
How do you intend surviving in the industry especially as a gospel artiste?
Everything comes with a challenge but I see success. I have taken the bold step to bring to light what God deposited in me, I'm sure the market will be very friendly, my tracks are not like every other gospel song but an inspiration, motivation backed by the undiluted word.
It's your first album, what were your major challenges in the production process?
From finance, to getting a better location, shooting and re-shooting of videos after audio recording, it was indeed a worthwhile experience, I don't call them challenges and I'm sure it will pay off pretty soon.