Gospel singer, Esther Igbekele, has said that she does music because of her undying passion for the craft and not about the gains she can derive from it.
In an interview, she said “I have passion for music and I sing because it is what I like. I am a musician; so whether I am getting money from it or not, I do not attach so much importance to that. I don’t sing with the intention of making profit.”
She, however, admitted that at the beginning of her career, things were not as rosy as they are now. She added, “Rome was not built in a day. Every profession one is into has its difficulty at the beginning but what keeps one going is the passion and with this, one would be able to overcome every difficulty. Despite the difficulties, I never thought of giving up.”
On how she deals with the criticisms she gets, she said “Criticisms don’t get to me because it is normal to have critics. Jesus Christ was not loved by everyone, so who am I to expect everyone to love me. I cannot really mention the criticisms I get but I do not let that get to me in anyway.”
The gospel artiste also shared her views on skin bleaching and tattoos. “I don’t like tattoos and skin bleaching. I believe that it is a choice for whosoever chooses to do it. I am not comfortable with tattoos. I pray that my children would not have it. Anyone that has a tattoo has made a choice, because when one is 18 years old, one has the right to one’s own opinion. If you want to join my group and I see that you have a tattoo, I would feel reluctant about accepting you to my group.”