Maryam Akpaogaki, better known by her stage as Taaooma, has opened out about her decision to enter the music business.
The singer-comedian claimed that the reason she began singing was because she thought it would be preferable to use her own songs in her skits rather than those of other singers.
When she appeared as a guest on the most recent episode of Fisayo Fosudo’s podcast The Leaderboard, she revealed this.
She said, “For me, entertainment is freedom. You can do anything.
“I also like the fact that it’s my music. It’s my song. It’s a song that I can be proud that I made. I just feel like, I’m using other people’s songs [in my skits], and this thing is not so hard. I have a studio, we can record songs.
“I love music. Some people used to say I have [a melodic] voice. But, I feel like, instead of me trying to sing, we can do collaborations and make something happen.”
On those criticising her music, Taaooma said it was up to God and her commitment to prove her critics wrong.