BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: A Peek into the World of “Beri Beri” Crooner, Dencia – Her Life, Her Music, Her Style & Lots More!

It hasn’t been up to a year since the Beri Beri and Super Girl crooner, Dencia, made her flashy entrance into the Nigerian music scene, yet she has garnered quite an impressive media attention. Dencia started off in the entertainment world as a video vixen in the United States of America and has appeared in music videos of top artistes like Chris Brown, 50 Cents, Ludacris and more. In 2010, she decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a music star and started the journey to her first commercially released single, Beri Beri. But music is not the only thing Dencia is passionate about. Her love for fashion is easily noticeable and through her outfits, photo shoots and music videos, she has carved a niche for herself with her unique style. In this exclusive interview with Bellanaija’s Adeola Adeyemo, Dencia opens up on her life, her career, her fashion and many more.

You have an interesting name, Dencia. Is it a stage name or your real name?
My full name is Reprudencia Sonkey, so Dencia is the six letters of my first name which I got from my grandma who’s called Prudencia as I am the reproduction of her production (laughs)… Does that make sense?

Where are you actually from? I understand you grew up in Cameroon but there have been allegations  that you have no ties to Nigeria like you claim.
I was born and raised in Cameroon by my maternal grandparents who are Cameroonians so now can you figure out the other part which is my Dad? That is where the Nigeria comes in.

Growing Up, Family & Education
Tell me about your growing up and fondest childhood memories.
Growing up was super fun. I was technically considered the last child but in reality I was the first grandchild but I never knew about that until I was 16. My grandpa loved me so much. As a little girl, I was such a boss in Nursery school, I was the head girl and the process of getting there when I think about it was evil. The teacher gave canes out and the person who whipped hard enough to make someone cry was appointed and I did (covers face). I was barely 4 years old.

That is quite funny. So talking about school, what is your educational background?
I graduated from High School in Cameroon. I was studying Campusology – that’s people who hang around campus not schooling – for a few months before moving to the US where I obtained an associate degree and a fashion degree from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. I’m still taking classes at the University. I would definitely go for a PhD even if it’s at 80yrs old. After all, women my grandma’s age are in my class. School is important says my mum and grandma.

You speak so fondly of your family but I don’t quite understand what you mean by not knowing you were the first grandchild.
I really don’t like to talk about my family and stuff because it’s a very emotional topic for me. It puts me in a space I don’t like being. I’m sure I’ll creatively talk about it in my music or through a movie. I’ve had an interesting life so far but I love my entire family to death and they love me too.

Aww, that’s sweet. How close are you to your parents and your family back home in Cameroon?
My grandma is really my only parent and she lives in France and we are pretty close. She is my everything, she raised me. I call her Mum. My adopted mum lives in America who’s my grandma’s daughter and we are super close, I call her Motherme. My mum on the other is a long story but we are cool too. I have a complicated family triangle but she lives in France too and works for the UN so she travels a lot.

Breaking In
You brought something unique and different when you made your debut into the music industry. However, your style has been compared to that of Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. How does that make you feel?
I love Gaga as an artist, I love Nicki’s hustle, but their swag is nothing I am jacking as people say. I can’t blame them because they didn’t know me before. I’ve always been a creative and crazy little designer chic in my teenage days. I started trends, wore things no one ever got, had crazy colored hair styles and all what not. I’ve always been this way. Nowadays, I design for these artists too, so you might even see them rocking something I made and say I jacked their swag when I created that piece but whatever the case I can’t fight people or keep forcing them to understand what it is but one day, they’ll know.

Why did you decide to promote your music mostly in Nigeria, working with Nigerian producers and management?
The reason I came to Nigeria first is because Nigeria has more outlets than most countries. I’ve been to Cameroon and other countries to promote too, but Nigeria is part if my roots and things from Nigeria easily go around Africa. Now if you look around, most countries don’t have Mtv Base, Channel O, Trace offices and so on in their countries so to save money and time, I used my business strategy which was selling from the warehouse directly not selling from a distributor if that makes sense.
Secondly when I left Cameroon I wasn’t into music meaning I barely knew any producers or anything which I still don’t know until now. Nigeria was the first country I visited when I moved to America. I met a lot of people when I came for the Hip Hop Awards plus the youths of Cameroon in my days literally listen to mostly Nigerian produced music which happens in a lot of African countries. I looked up to top artists like Psquare, 2Face and so on and I was like I have to start from here. After all I’m a child from this soil too.

Speaking about management, who actually manages your career? You have been linked to Ayo Shonaiya and Toni Payne before.
Ayo is more like a mentor like someone I’ll ask stuff from; someone I can talk to who’s been around and is still around; someone I can vent to and know it’s safe. He introduced me to Toni Payne PR Management.

How has your music been received in America where you currently reside?
Truth is I haven’t done much promo out there in America except online, but so far so good I have pushed it as much as I can. Super Girl plays on Latin MTV and I am featured on Mtv America’s website actually making me the first African Artist there. Then D’Banj joined me and that was a wow moment for me. So, slowly but surely I am crawling in to start walking.

Her Style
Let’s talk about your unique style. What is fashion to you and how would you describe your style?
Fashion is part of me. I think fashion and arts make the world go round. My style is loud, bold, creative and unique because I recreate everything I wear. It’s been this way since I was a little girl.

What are your most valued fashion pieces?
My handbags and shoes. I will say I am a collector when it comes to that but unfortunately I lost it all when I was in Nigeria last year. My home was robbed so I am starting all over again but I’ll get there. I want to add jewelries too, like vintage stuff.

Talking about shoes, you mentioned in a video interview once that you buy two pairs of every shoe that you have. Why?
Yes I do. I actually buy 3 or 4 sometimes. When I like something, I stock it because someone might like it too or sometimes I have stylist friends who raid my closet for celebrities. Sometime last year I lost my favourite shorts to Keyshia Cole. She had a show and they needed stuff. It was a Sunday and oh the money was good!

The Buzz Around Dencia
So Dencia, even though you’ve had just a few singles released and are still fresh in the industry, you’ve had a fair share of media attention. For instance, I read in the news that you had a physical fight with your friend, Liz Garvy at an event in Lagos sometime last year? Is this true and what led to it?
The whole media wahala came from a bitter ex friend who went around trying to lie and defame my character after everything I did for her. God will pay her 7D. Then came other little things here and there that I didn’t address or talk about because I am the type of person who stays focused, I don’t let cheap talks distract me, my eyes are on the price. Also I was the new kid on the block, the media was doing what they do best so I really wasn’t worried as I knew that came with what I signed up for.

You are one of the few African artistes who had their Twitter accounts verified recently. What do you think made you earn this?
Twitter verifies people they think deserve verification and have worked hard somehow to earn the recognition. I was amazed at people’s reactions. 90% of them didn’t know me and still don’t know. They don’t know what I’ve done in the industry back in America that gave me the pass but honestly it wasn’t a big deal. I knew some how I’ll get verified from the first day I joined Twitter. I actually hoped it was sooner.

Also, I read somewhere that you created a Twitter account for your pet dog, Diva.
Diva has been on Twitter since 2010. It happened when she got missing and my celebrity friends were tweeting about finding her so I thought let me create a Twitter page for her and it’s been there since then. The African media just noticed it but Twitter has dates, you know.

What does your dog, or should I say, you, tweet about?
There’s a thing called Puppy Tweets. You attach to the Dogs collar and when she barks, it tweets her thoughts so Diva tweets cool stuff. Follow her @divathepinkdog.

I’ve seen some pictures of Diva and she looks very pampered. How much do you spend on her averagely in a month?
Diva is very loved and pampered by my family and friends not just me. I don’t keep tab on what I spend on her. She’s priceless although she had a price tag. I just make sure she’s happy, healthy, loved and comfortable.

Take me back to your days as a video vixen. What attracted you to feature in music videos and which videos did you feature in?
Doing music videos came really easy for me. It all started in 2008 in Miami during Spring Bling when Soulja boy took me on stage and I was on there all through for three days. I got to meet a lot of rappers and singers and that Ray J picture that was on Linda Ikeji’s blog claiming was taken last year was in 2008. I moved to LA in Fall 2008 and by that Summer I knew everyone and their mama in the industry. I actually did a few videos only. That wasn’t what I wanted but the pay was good and the opportunity was cool too. I did 50 cents and Jeremih Down On Me, Chris Brown Yeah 3x, Quincy Jones’ Soul Bossa Nostra featuring Ludacris among others, Baby Bash’s Fantasy Girl, Hollywood Undead, Pharrell Williams and more. It was fun while it lasted.

When did you start to nurse the idea of singing your own songs and shooting your own videos?
In December 2010 I had the need to turn to my passion. I went into the studio and recorded a track titled Rodeo Drive. I wanted to start in Africa but they said it wouldn’t work, that it’s too Americanized. So I started looking for producers in Africa with blood in my eyes after hearing another song I performed in LA during BET Awards weekend 2011 still was too Yankee. So I finally landed on Tee Y mix. He produced Beri Beri. I liked the beats. Before the song was recorded, I had already written the video treatment and bought fabrics for the videos outfits. I am just crazy like that. Then came Super Girl.

So you’re quite involved in the planning and production of your music videos?
I actually do everything; co-direct, write treatment, get outfits made with Shawnte, like I literally put everything together. I have people who can do it but I think I can do it best. I’ve been around a lot of industry folks who let people handle stuff and they end up not liking the final product. I leave no stone unturned that’s why I barely dance in my videos. The director always says I will crash if I do a lot of dancing but that will change for my new stuff. I will try to let people handle a lot more stuff and put in my all as I rehearse the dance steps.

There is news that you’d be releasing your first music collaboration with Sarkodie soon. Why did you decide to have your first collaboration with Sarkodie and what should we be expecting from that song?
I love Sarkodie and I am humbled he jumped on this. When I hit him up and he heard it, he didn’t even know me and he was like I like, let’s do this. The process getting through to him was a hustle I’d given up on until Yvonne Nelson made it happen. She’s the best. Sarkodie has been very cool. I’ve never met him though, we’ll meet on the video set. I have an amazing video planned.

Tell me the secret to your tiny waist. How did you achieve this?
I workout a lot. I do a lot of squats and work on my abs a lot, that’s like my main exercise. I don’t know but my waist just stays tiny and I love it. My waist and hands don’t fan weight but the workouts do help a lot. My waist is 22 inches.

Let’s talk romantic now. Who is the leading man in Dencia’s life at the moment?
She wishes she had a leading man. Forget the cliché thing all females always say they’re single. I am super single and I have been for so long I don’t even know what romance is anymore. I hope I can still kiss. But trust me, you’ll know when she finds love. I’m a sucker for love and I flaunt it.

Just before you leave Dencia, tell me a secret. Tell me something that a lot of people don’t know about you?
Dencia is cool, down to earth and super funny. I am a talkative too. I sit and crack jokes all day with anyone. The Dencia you see on Twitter taking insults isn’t as quiet as you think. I’m really the opposite of what most people think.

It was great chatting with Dencia and from Bellanaija.com, we wish her the very best! 

Dencia – Beri Beri

Dencia – Super Girl

77 Comments on BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: A Peek into the World of “Beri Beri” Crooner, Dencia – Her Life, Her Music, Her Style & Lots More!
  • ao October 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Dencia sounds incoherent and comes across as narcissistic and shallow. She does not seem grounded and has overdosed on plastic surgery. Nothing wrong with plastics, but in Dencia’s case the overdose of plastic surgery combined with the overall tone of her responses to the interview creates a narrative of someone that is trying hard to either hide or change something about their past. If anyone thinks this chick is real, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. What about her is real? Her origin? Her skin color? Her breasts? Her hair? Her waist? Her booty? Her supposed successful music career? Next.

    • Eko October 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      See literature lol,Dencia my only thing is you are lying about being Single,I have seen you in London at Harrods with Mikel Obi shopping,my friends saw you guys kissing in a club too we can’t be mistaken you wore on if this your tiny waste outfits and had curly hair innit?please you guys make a cute couple why lying?you are letting other women in by lying about it.stop lying abeg before I release picture oo

      • Didi October 28, 2012 at 2:58 am

        I have heard this Gist before ooooooooooo I even heard she is head over heels for him but in London he is also sleeping with alot of white girls so be careful

      • Asia October 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

        who cares.

      • oyinda November 1, 2012 at 1:20 am

        pls let us see the picture abegg

    • Joe majoris October 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      interviews are fun and very interactive, especially his beautiful artist and moderate.

    • Cousin October 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      What is shallow and narcistic about her?she was asked questions and she replied to her best ability,so her achievements make her shallow?na wa o I tire for Bn commenters sha.She is narcistic ok so she should not love herself?the girl had a life she lived,she is talking about it and her future I don’t see anything narcistic about it at all I just see someone with dres who has achieved something.coming from a point of view close to hers,I have achieved most things I wanted to although I am older than her and I am proud to talk about it.You are the type of people who kill others dreams,it’s pathetic.i need to see people like you and what they ave done for themselves.

      • ao October 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

        You sound equally incoherent as Dencia in the interview.

  • ucylo October 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    not a fan! all the best to her though!!!

  • darkhorse October 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I respect her hustle.

  • if those body are natural October 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I trip for her hustle…..thou not a fan,or neither have I heard her song….she is super hot as in hot! Height….check….physique…check….complexion….check…face….check

  • Theodora October 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    am not a fan, and never will be, she obviosuly had an implant cause if she didnt she will talk about it passionately as she spoke about her thin waist………..anyways good luck with whatever it is that you are doing

  • Ona October 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Her dad is Nigerian and her last name is Sonkey?…. Isnt that a cameroonian name? Did she take up her mother’s last name?

    • Jose October 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      I know her personally and she has never known her dad and the Sonkey is her granddad’s name .her mom had her very young,read well jor.
      Dencia we will support you oh regardless,naija or Cameroonian

      • Ona October 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        thanks for the info but that “read well jor” was uncalled for. Obviously i read the transcript and she never addressed the issue of why she’s answering the name or that her mom had her young.

      • Domingo October 28, 2012 at 9:41 am

        Oversabi, Mr I know her personally! Did it occur to you that since she has never known her dad, he might be Ghanaian? Togolese? Liberian? Even Cameroonian? Oshisco! Aproko! She’s not Nigerian jooh!

  • Ona October 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Cahi, dencia u can like to name drop sha.lol. I just call BS on this interview, like u are overly exaggerating, and over compensating for what u lack internally.I feel u have a histrionic persona.

    • uchem October 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      that is true….all what she s say s a lie…..she is pure cameroonise.

      • Concerned Native October 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

        ok lets be rational here, maybe the part of cameroon she comes from was once part of nigeria. I mean people like agu iyi ironsi, the senator giwa, they are by geography cameroonian, but we must not forget that there are more than 500K people of nigerian native tribes living in cameroon, excluding bakassi. She might have been told her father is nigerian, as in from a major nigerian tribe that resides in cameroon. I have cousins who are cameroonian by nationality, but nigerian by tribe, cuz their tribal homeland is in naija, so yall stop hating. If she isnt from naiaja, at least be happy someone wants to seen as a nigerian, as we know we are not that popular. Plus in entertainment is not about nationalism, but what the person brings to the art of entertainment. Many canadians, europeans, even west indians all join the american music scene to help it grow, and no body cares where they are from. Only in africa do we practice this form of prejudice and need to stop that ish. I would think that naija music industry will grow even faster and better itself, if the open to allowing other artist from other countries use their platform to enjoy their craft. Music has no nationality, its the only diplomatic means of us understanding and hopefully being empathetic towards eachother. ” Music is a world within itself
        With a language we all understand
        With an equal opportunity
        For all to sing, dance and clap their hands
        But just because a record has a groove
        Don’t make it in the groove ,” so whether she is cameroonian, nigerian, ghanaian, who cares as long as she makes good music and it will speak the language we all understand. Kapish, lets stop castigating, and start embracing eachother’s creativity.

    • Rose October 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Do you know her personally?na wa why all the double comments?why will she lie about her origins if her parents are alive and can see this?common she is opening up to the world and all she gets is criticism,if you knew what this child went through,you will nt speak.stop the hate

  • i no send October 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    i comment my reserve

  • Missasokoro October 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I respect her hustle

  • Rose October 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve admired this girls hardworking from our pchs days,she was always sick and stayed in the dorm but time for exams she passed in flying colors,she was very smart and down to earth but I see the hate has not changed.she was in my dorm and she was generous.i am glad she finally became a star not that she wasn’t,she was pretty popular in Cameroon in general and people saying she is lying about her origins don’t know her,she came to pchs after she found out about her real mom,her grandma use to spoil her alot and she always talked about just her grandparents and once told us about how she found out they were her grandparents.give the girl a chance,she is nice and she always had big breast too and may I say upper sixth girls hated her because the boys loved her? Ok bye

    • M October 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Liar, liar, pants on fayah!

  • i no send October 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    @ ao…hehehehe u are funny

  • Miss Petite Nigeria October 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    she’s cool.she’s slowly working her way up

  • Yeoal's Blogzine (@yeoal) October 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Come on guys. You can’t knock this babes hustle. She has been in the game for less than 1 yr and we already know her. I give her props for that. As for the others…i’m both deaf and blind to them; but 22 inch waist……Dayum!!
    *I suddenly hate this chocolate in my mouth*

  • Gimmer October 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    She seems a hardworking Girl. But how come her hips are so tiny in the beri beri video but massive in the photoshoot?

  • partyrider October 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    see name dropping na? i couldnt help but LOL about her shorts an keshia cole..
    oh plus celebs twitting about her missing dog..smh

  • Miss petite blog October 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    At least I can confirm the shorts story,she had it on her Instagram and this blog ran a story on it

    http://misspetitenigeria.blogspot.com/2012/08/keisha-cole-rocks-shorts-designed-by.html

    I like Dencia.

  • Lucy October 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Oya let me put my hand up and speak.i personally leave in LA and I know Dencia’s use to be friends.Dencia does know alot of people from athletes to singers,to rappers to models stylist and all matter of fact one super popular stylist Joe xclusive use to live at her house in the valley,I went there with her friend{holds name} and joe knows the whole hollywood so she knowing people s true.I have personally seen a picture of she and Rob kardashian at her house and I know she is close to Christina millian o,Dencia use to date some French basket bal player sef.Now the issue I have with her was,she dumped all her African sisters since she started hanging with hollywood people,her birthday in 2011 I attended with my friend,she even invited the African friends and she was angling but with hollywood people who came.i just wish she will stick to her of friends,I understand she s in the industry how about keep your own people close.Either ways she is a nice person and has done well for herself,she has a nice house with that her little dog.God has blessed her,lets not curse and let’s wrk for our own

    • Ona October 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      ummmmm…aunty dencia, u can like to stop tooting ur own horns already. Who cares if u know the whole hollywood? If u were such a prominent figure there then u won’t be so desperate to break into the Nigerian music industry this bad. If u were this “connected” yo azz would be just as famous as yo so called “famous friends”.
      My point: No one is doubting who u know, or care either. The irritating aspect is u constantly using it to validate urself….as if u need to drop names in order to be relevant. BE UR SELF. Nigerians tend to see thru the bullsh*t, which is probably why u’re still stagnant and haven’t broken into the industry. Go put things into prospective instead of labeling every opposing view as “hate”.

      • Ona October 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        *perspective

  • ife October 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Dencia. Use to date Banky W and they brokeup and she moved to Mikel Obi and she’s been keeping it under wraps to appeal more to her male fanbase so she is not single at all .my source is very reliable as she is close to my source

    • M October 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Poor girl, snakes all around her….

  • hhhhhhmmmmmm October 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    So what happened to her skin color, the Dencia i know used to be chocolate black!

  • Sbaby October 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Give her a break nowwwwww, we all have coma’s in our lives

  • Tiki October 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I won’t lie, I still think Dencia can’t sing or dance to save her life, and I don’t know anything about her life after she left Cameroon/became a celebrity. However I’m pleasantly surprised that she stayed close to the truth about her roots, and the general overtone of the interview (apart from the namedropping and a few ‘ahem ahem’ moments) struck me as a bit pleasant, and seems to show someone who has grown up in the recent past. Here’s to hoping it’s not a cover!

    • Ngu October 28, 2012 at 2:55 am

      Tiki na wa for you,you be professional Dencia commentor chai I have never seen someone so obsessed with someone she use to know.Dencia can dance and she use to be in a dance crew I even remember her performances in buea with she hosted that night everyone went awe I don’t know why she doesn’t dance in her videos but I have seen a performance video and she did well.I just wish you people will leave this child alone,she is the only one I knw out if our generation doing well in the entertainment industry especially knowing her just like you did we should congratulate not hate.Dencia has been hated but she keeps moving onward when do we stop it?its sad.but you ladies are busy supporting wack male artists,most females are just mad she looks good because you guys support wack females who look wack.Dencia keep going you will get there

      • Tiki October 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

        Obsessed? me? lol. I read and comment on most posts on BN, so it was only a matter of time before I read and commented on this. Plus, I have a right to my opinion, and I shall exercise that right until the moon turns blue and falls out of the sky.

        Sweetie, I really think it’s time you stopped following me around on the internet defending Dencia. You are the one who is beginning to seem quite obsessed with the Dencia-Tiki relationship, or lack thereof. Try not to answer this, let’s see if you can focus on your own life for a change.

  • Lulu October 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Hmnnnnn

  • babe October 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Too artificial, and her songs r terrible

  • Hahaha October 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    lol..she sounds so much like Muna Abii..
    Muna, plixx upgrade your dead swagg..
    people are catching up with you..:p

  • Pd October 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    O ma beti beri ti ba mu e…..lobatan…….next!!

  • cant still believe October 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    If her before,before pix that Linda ikeji post in her blog some time back is true,then I’m still in awe of how this major transformation is done…pls I need to know,help a sister…I need such flawless complexion.pls it wrong to judge other when,we oneself are imperfect…I don’t think she is just name dropping,she need to answer guestion thst is been ask,will watch out for those aforemention video

  • Amber October 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Baba nla type B personality disorder

  • ant October 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

    this is the most shallow person i have ever come across on top talent that she no get. please pass the mike.

  • M October 28, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I must commend Adeola for her skills, she asked the right questions. I don’t know this dencia nor do I care to listen to her music but the babe is soooooo……… Not real

  • Ikunkun October 28, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Na wah…….this one pass my power….abi how you wan take popular pass you songs??
    #on to the next one:: oya…etighi….

  • Bay October 28, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Um which is her colour?? In her supergirl video she had 2 diferent colours,,in one scene she looked all toned up nd in anoda scene she ws looking so dark..or was is the camera?? Nd d way she granted her interviews ws also ish….I’m not her fan
    @onah luv ya comments Loool.she is wannabe ish…

  • tosin o October 28, 2012 at 6:41 am

    okay o…everybody has said it all…but one question….Why does she keep using the same guy in her videos? abi na part 2?

  • seriously???? October 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

    If you can post ao comment,why won’t you post mine?????????

  • sparkz October 28, 2012 at 9:35 am

    A. Smarter version of Rukky Sanders!

  • My 2 cents worth October 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I think she’s not a good singer but alas! Some dreams come true. What with tonto dike singing and people actually hailing the vile songs, anything is possible!

  • Audrey October 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    If she’s so popular and knows everyone in hollywood why then did she only recently send her bio to sandrarose.com to be published ?

  • Noble Kilonsparkles October 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    “Ees ma laf, if i lak, I go throway body” LWKMD!

  • Idak October 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    This column seems to have run its course.

  • Asiasands October 29, 2012 at 1:35 am

    whao, such vitrole… the girl is just trying to make an honest living! one wonders if all the negative comments are coming from saints???

  • habba! October 29, 2012 at 2:59 am

    who the hell is this! and she only has like 5000 followers on twitter! AND if you pay twitter they can put a Verification on your account

  • NNENNE October 29, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Hard work does pay off.Keep hustling.It will pay off one day, regardless of your country of origin. A good music , sells itself.

  • brown skin October 29, 2012 at 6:12 am

    pple can u just stop hating? i kno her personally and yes shes grown up with her mom’s side and her dad might be nigerian. smbody is working so hard and others are just there to abuse her. get lives ahah.. mschew!!!! and so what if she has only 5000 followers.. most of you cant say half of the shit in her face… she’s doin it big, face it and accept it. Loosers and that other idiot who spoke about her hangin out wiv whoeevr in london, the fact that they kissed and shopped doesnt mean they’re dating… once more Loosers..

  • kem October 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

    i see beyonce, nikki minaj in her, different personality….lol

  • bonita October 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Never heard of her but she is pretty with those curves…wishing her well

  • D Fairy GodSister October 29, 2012 at 11:18 am

    *sigh* I think this is a young girl trying to make sense of her life and a name for herself. All of you who knew her from the womb and so know the complexion, boob and bum size she started with or was destined to have, una well done o!

    I will however say that I won’t buy her music, or even accept it as a gift.
    http://www.fairygodsister.wordpress.com

    • Tiki October 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      *GBOSA!!!!* chei, after all those nice things you said in the first paragraph, the second one just floored me…out of nowhere!

  • thatssewnaija October 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    These comments are hillarious! Even more interesting than the interview! LMAO
    http://www.thatssewnaija.blogspot.com

  • atutupoyoyo October 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    nigerians are really so shalllow…..u see someone who is diff and u start hating…..do u ple think celebrities live in mars that ple dont haave access too? she was aske questions and she answered so that means name dropping? so if she doesn’t know her father and she says she is a Nigerian then she is lying? abeg u guys shld all just shut ur mouths….she is pretty and dares to be different……the truth is we all don’t need to like here songs or her cos ple r different and we all got different preferences…..but when comments are made out of malice cos someone dares to be different then that’s real shallow and myopic….

  • Jen October 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Na wa,so the girl answer interview questions na hi be say she shallow as in isn’t it her life?she is narcistic which is not ad at least she loves herself and 90% of celebrities are narcistic go check it out.you must be really sad to write a whole paragraph just for someone you do not like.she adores her dog,likes Sarkodie,and the other artists she named dropped so where is the narcism in this interview??wasnt it about her?i tire for babes sha.Good Dencia rep doing you

  • Tunmi October 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Chai! Now this right here is hating. If una no like her, abeg leave the poor girl alone o. This is her hustle, babe go ahead. I like the color I see in her videos (call me blind if you want). She is going after what she wants, abeg carry go. I want to see her in a Naija film though, even if na waka pass.

    In everyday speech, “narcissism” often means egotism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness.
    Applied to a social group, it is sometimes used to denote elitism or an indifference to the plight of others.
    In psychology, the term is used to describe both normal self-love and unhealthy self-absorption due to a disturbance in the sense of self.

    Leave the girl alone, abeg.

  • Johnson Brierley October 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    A very in depth and insightful article covering a range of very interesting aspects of her life. A very inspiring story for many I have no doubt.

  • famysh88 November 1, 2012 at 4:01 am

    God! I had to pull down my pants down to confirm my womanhood. Why are women like this? look at all the nasty comments ladies are putting out here on another lady. Are y’all serious? I don’t know this girl and i’m not a fan either. However, I find it ridiculous that people would hate another for baseless reasons. Is she the first entertainer who has had a plastic surgery (naija and the diaspora alike)? Is she the first celebrity to portray incoherence in an interview (have y’all heard dbanj and don jazzy talk)? From what i’ve read bout her, I respect her hustle alot!! If some of us commenting on hear had half her courage, we’ll be doing way better things than hating on “winners” online. Well, like Chinua Achebe rightly said, “if you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.” God bless you all.

  • princess zara December 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    d gal try kip her secrets jeje some big mouths r splittin dem out
    sha dats d celeb way buh cant some gossips and i know everythyn just kip it confidential….
    abeg left to her afterall na her lyf
    love her hate her
    na u sabi

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