Female Singer Reveals How She Was Asked To Strip As Part of Auditions

Female Singer Reveals How She Was Required To Strip As Part of Audition Process
It may be that you have never heard a singer by the name Helenite, but you are bound to hear it more often in coming days.

The beautiful songstress’ unique and husky voice makes her stand out from the rest. Without seeing her face, you may be forgiven for thinking that the voice is a man’s.

Though her career is just beginning, Helenite has already faced quite some obstacles in the Nigerian music industry.

Perhaps the most prominent among them is when she was asked to strip as some sort of interview before she could perform in a gig.

Take a read: it sure doesn’t come easy…

“I have faced a lot in the music industry just to make a name for myself; I thank God that it is finally paying off. It is my dream; I have a passion for it so I endured.

“I have been to a place where they asked me to take off my dress to see how my skin really looks. It was some sort of interview or process I had to go through before I could perform on stage for a gig.

“I have been bullied, ignored; starting wasn’t easy.

“I am used to it. I just shot my video for my song, ‘Mo fi di lu’, the video will be coming out soon. Now, anything people do, I just smile and let it go because I have seen it all.”

On her voice and the kind of music she is into:

“I do afro-pop music and RnB. I know I have a husky voice and it works very well for my music. It makes me different and unique.

“My unique husky voice is an advantage to me. Being a female musician does not mean that your voice has to be thin or faint.

“My voice is deep and my fans love it this way. On numerous occasions, I am mistaken for a man on the phone because of my voice.

“Sometime I could be with my female friends, when they receive their boyfriends’ calls and I talk in the background, they sometimes think they are with men till I talk to their boyfriends to clear the doubt in their mind

“Funny thing is that when someone talks to me on the phone and see me in real life, they are shocked because of how beautiful I am.”

9 months ago