Today we bring to you an exclusive interview with talented singer and songwriter, Lola Savage!
Born Mariam Temilola Savage in Chicago Illinois to Nigerian parents Tajudeen Adeshina Savage and Surat Adeola Savage, Lola was raised 8 years in Surulere Lagos Nigeria. Lola who grew up singing in her church’s choir where she strengthened her vocal ability with her sisters, learning music’s “Tonic sol-fa” in depth, started to show her love for music as early as the age of 4.
At the age of 18, she was already doing talent shows, singing and dancing in high school and in 2002 at the age of 19, Lola Savage auditioned and was picked to join a well known local r&b group in Chicago along side 3 other singers including her elder sister and actress Sheri Savage.
She introduced her first single onto the Nigerian Music Scene, called “You want it” back in 2008, and the rest is history!
Here is the Raro Lae Q & A with Lola Savage!
- If you could describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
Confident, Jovial, hardworking
- What exactly inspired you to venture into music?
I was born into it. I grew up singing in church and always had fun learning to harmonize along with my sisters. Being able to put my musical talent to use in a studio, and write music as well as perform on a stage has always been something I love.
- What are the other things you do when you’re not working?
Well, I’m a mother of two so I’d have to say “mommy duties!” Lol
- As a celebrity, what are some negative and positive ways in which your life has changed since you entered the spotlight?
There has been plenty negative was but one that I always knew would happen for sure was losing friends. Positively, the fans have increased and I’m so grateful for them. I also have had a decent amount of folks in the industry that have been very supportive, some new and some since day 1. It has contributed a good deal to my career and I appreciate them.
- What has been the highlight of your career so far?
The growth. Still climbing…but I’m happy with how far I’ve gotten.
- If you could change anything about the Nigerian music industry, what would it be and why?
The liars. That’s just one out of a million and in no particular order. Lol but besides that I will forever commend the industry because it has come a long way and for the better. I’m proud to be in it.
- If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?
I pick my daughter. Because I miss being 10 years old. Lmao
- Everyone has something up his or her sleeves this 2016! Your fans and supporters would like to know; what do you have planned?
Hmm…well I may be leading more towards family rather than entertainment his year. I can’t say. Lol But I do know that an EP is in the works. Just not sure if it’ll be this year or the next. Hopefully more in television/Nollywood as well. The aspiring actress in me is keeping her fingers crossed. Lol
- What piece of advice would you give to young aspiring musicians? And what tips do you think they need to reach their breakthrough?
Never stop working hard. Keep believing in yourself. Strive for greatness because everyone has a purpose in Life. You have your whole life ahead of you and so much to offer. Always make great choices and do not let anyone bring you down. Strive for greatness, remain humble and stay prayerful.