Nigerian rapper/singer Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, known by her stage name Mo’Cheddah known famously for her hit single “If you want me” was the latest guest on Tea With Tay where she spoke her heart out about music, motherhood, Dating, Wizkid and more.
Watch the interview and read excerpts below:
On her early contact with music:
Music started when I was about 14. I was in SS1 going on SS2. That’s when it started. But before then obviously I always believed I was going to be a star. I was living like a star basically. I would come back from school, I’ll rehearse, I’ll dance, I’ll write.
Breaking onto the music scene with Won Be Ri:
Somebody else was supposed to sing the Won Be Ri hook and she wasn’t around. She was in UNILAG as well. She was very busy. They kept saying Mo should come. I was like, you know what, I am just going to go. They didn’t even want me to sing it and I went to the studio. Even though, yes, I was signed but I don’t think they wanted me to sing that early. They were just training me and they just wanted me to grow basically. They were just like I should just sing something so Sauce Kid can rap on it. That’s how I entered the studio. Sauce Kid was like, I like this girl, she’s going to stay on the hook and I stayed on it. I didn’t think it was that great.”
“When I was still trying to conceive, I was like what’s wrong with me? I was like everybody can do this thing. I’ll be like it’s me that can’t do this thing. What’s going on here?
‘You know in these situations, it’s usually the woman that feels inadequate’, the host chipped in as the singer corroborated his claims with a, ‘Yeah!’