‘I don’t publicize my sexuality’: Soul singer, J’odie talks sex, virginity & self-control in new interview

Posted on Dec 28 2014 - 8:46am by admin

by using Anike Jacobs’

JODIE

African girl, joy Odiete, sometimes called J’odie has been off the social scene for some time now but it’s all as a result of she has been cooking up one thing.

with her hit tune ‘Kuchi Kuchi’ which rocked the Nigerian airwaves some years back, Jodie has proved to be a soulful singer with a personality that exudes freshness and originality.

on this interview with YNaija.com, she opens up on rising up, tune, love and intercourse lifestyles, and extra.

experience.

How was rising up for J’odie? what sort of a baby have been you?

it is mentioned that the very best time to bend a stick is when it’s green: my parents noticed this rule and did all of the moulding while I and my two siblings were kids, to one of the best of their knowledge. It was once an extraordinarily strict setting – a Christian one, which will need to have contributed to my conservative personality total.

As a toddler, I cherished to hearken to music, draw/color and steal into the tin of powdered milk at residence. I if truth be told used to wish to God to make my paradise a bath bathtub full of powdered milk. Now, I’m so happy He doesn’t say “sure” to all prayers.

you’ve been off the social scene for a while now, why is that? What have you ever been as much as? What new project(s) are you engaged on?

similar to I didn’t come to a decision to “get into the social scene”, I didn’t come to a decision to look to hibernate both.

“at first…” I was once busy doing probably the most issues I enjoy(ed) doing – singing, and because of this acquired the attention of the general public. It wasn’t a deliberate and strategic move to get into the social scene.

i do know fame is stress-free and will be addictive, but over time, I made up my mind to not pursue popularity, however to proceed dwelling wholly. after I say “residing wholly”, I imply reaching a moderately even increase within the totally different facets of my lifestyles – household, profession, spirituality, and many others. within the title of looking to keep up with one’s social status – particularly in the entertainment world, it is advisable do numerous regretful things to your self. i am not now pronouncing that every one well-known persons are doing something unhealthy, but there may be frequently a strong pull to persistently renew one’s popularity at all price, because it fizzles quick: it takes something really strong to maintain one from going to the extremes to fulfill the yearnings of the group. unfortunately, the group won’t ever be satisfied – they all the time want more. it is higher to have a life than to spend it dwelling for the gang – forgetting you (the “famous person”) need to are living too.

In a couple of days, 2014 will come to end. Would you say it has been a favorable and unbelievable 12 months for you?

It has been an extraordinarily peaceable 12 months for me and my coronary heart is full of gratitude.

what’s the best factor that took place to you this year?

I fell deeper in love with myself AND an adventure came about that made me realize that my household is a gift to me – God bless my mom and dad.

Now let’s talk music. Who had been your early musical influences? What conjures up you?

My early musical affect used to be Whitney Houston of blessed memory. I additionally listened to a lot of genres and black gospel choirs.

in the event you had to do a musical collaboration with some foreign artistes, who would you love to work it?

John Legend, Angelique Kidjo, Mary J Blige.

Do you sometimes really feel intimidated that Timi Dakolo and Omawumi have become extra attractiveness than you’re?

it is vitally commonplace to from time to time take a look at others – particularly ones who have been in the identical faculty or class or neighbourhood with us someday in our lives, and ask ourselves if we’re doing smartly. alternatively, I learnt that individuals’s seasons vary: definitions (of success) range. I see issues from a slightly vast viewpoint… I don’t see myself as an entertainer exclusively, but as just a little woman in an incredible marvel-filled world for this sort of short time (despite the fact that I had a hundred and fifty years) – this positively adjustments my goals from what you can also expect from a typical younger Nigerian musician.

How do you see the Nigerian tune trade?

i feel it’s a bit too clone-like: most of the people are singing about the identical things or using the same beats – as long as individuals are dancing. despite the fact that there’s a huge boom (business-sensible) there may be nearly no individuality and creativity. If cash is the only purpose, then that’s not a bad factor; but when there are other reasons for song (and that i believe there are), then award-giving institutions must reevaluate and reset their objectives and actions.

no longer everyone can proceed singing “smart” and “creative” song if, at the finish of the day, those who do the very opposite are a great deal rewarded financially and otherwise. I cannot depend how again and again I’ve heard Nigerians, public figures and people whose opinions are widely respected say, “Nigerian artistes sing meaningless songs.” I’ve heard such on radio, television and even read write-americaabout it on social media; however relating to reward, almost no person needs to recognize or reward the only a few who render quality. It implies that artistes are rewarded for doing the things that people claim shouldn’t be completed.

It takes an internal compass or a peculiar goal to proceed on the quality lane even supposing you probably might not be rewarded in cash or thru fame. There are some meaningful songs out there, however I’m sure we know which type tops the charts.

you have always stated you are single, why is that?

as a result of it is genuine: i’m not married yet

You once said sex method nothing to you. How do you handle the drive and brand new day perception that stipulates that being a virgin is archaic?

The question of sex and virginity is a personal one. i’ve never publicised my sexuality – sure, even that interview you simply referred to: I don’t be aware of whose quote that was.

Now – to the crux, there are numerous folks available in the market who don’t comprehend who they’re or the place they are going. forget the media hype and paparazzi: if folks would truthfully naked their internal thoughts, no person needs to stay with somebody who’s “the national cake”. maintain your privates to your self and your wedded companion. put out of your mind all that “new age” or “brand new” talk on sex and virginity. it may seem “cool” to be a sexually free individual on television or magazines, but in real lifestyles, folks in fact appreciate people who have self control. If the entire world says virginity is archaic, would you wish to have your daughter/son to “go with the flow”?

I don’t take-in everything I see/read on the media…some individuals who air sure controversial views don’t all air them as a result of they believe of their lip confessions…from time to time it’s to keep an eye on different people who don’t want to make use of their minds…some even achieve this just to have more fb or Twitter “likes” – such superficial or shady causes seems to be powering the voice of the gang. however even if it takes centuries, “reality” will likely be reality.

inform us about that side of J’odie that lovers will not be aware about?

i love my dad.

What should fans expect from you in 2015?

I don’t see the longer term…but if God keeps me alive and in well being, there shall be more gorgeous songs from yours truely, J’odie.

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