Afro-soul singer, Aramide Sarumoh may respect singers like Asa but she is never threatened by them. She recent won Best Female Artiste in West Africa at the recently concluded AFRIMA.
Today, she has opened up on why she believed that her songs would stand the industry’s stormy waters like the evergreen songs of King Sunny Ade, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti and their contemporaries.
She said “Yes, definitely, like my song fun mi lowo. You know there is recession, and everybody wants to get paid, so when we work; we all want to get paid, nobody wants to be told “Come back next week”, because there is no fulfillment if you’re not getting paid. For me, it was very important for me to put out that message at that point in time.
She denied stealing her concept from Rihanna “I did not steal the concept from Rihanna’s song, you might think so because I included “Please better have my money”. I wrote the song long before I heard Rihanna’s song. While playing fun mi lowo for the producer, I just said “please better have my money” and it just synched. I felt that it’s easy for people to relate with something they have heard before, so I just included it. “ she added “ I have a brand already, and it’s something we are still working on to be more popular, so for me there is nothing to switch to, you can only get better by working on your creativity.