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BN Bytes: Subliminal? “I Have Not Joined the Bandwagon of Movie Stars in Music” Nollywood Star, Stella Damasus Speaks Out



In recent times, some of Nigeria’s most renowned movie stars including Tonto Dikeh, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Steph Nora Okeke-Falana, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Nkem Owoh and Patience Ozokwor, have delved into the Nigerian music industry.

One of Nigeria’s big screen sweethearts, Stella Damasus, who is also involved in music, has officially released a statement to BellaNaija Music via her publicist, Bayo Adetu, dissociating herself from a bandwagon of movie stars trying their luck in music and further reiterating that her career in music dates back to the early 90s, even before acting.

Here’s the official press release from Stella Damasus from her publicist, Bayo Adetu

Those who think I joined the bandwagon of movie stars trying to play music must be new in the industry. They should reminded of the music video “Love Song”, I did with Jaiye (My Late Husband) and the band. I was a studio singer at Klink Studio from 1995.

That is where I was trained by Sammy Okposo, Zubby Enebeli, Manny Eke, Thelma, Demola Olukotu and the rest. I also started singing in Jazzville before Jaiye (Of Blessed Memory) and I set up our band called Synergy. After he died, I set up Gig Factor.

Then I did respective duets with Segun Arinze, Mr Cool, back-ups for Sammy Okposo’s album, collaboration with Blakky and OGD All Stars. I have done a lot of songs with Tim Godfrey and Extreme Crew. Three (3) years ago, I did the Christmas songs and videos for AfricaMagic.

In addition, I have done shows for MTN, Econet, WorldSpace, Keem Bello Osagie, American Embassy, Aisha Babaginda’s first wedding, Peugeot, Leo Stan Eke and Delta State Convention among others.

In other news, the video for Stella Damasus’ critically acclaimed new single “Love Me Quick” will be released soon. According to a source close to the actress, the video was shot in the USA, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Keep refreshing for the official video.


  1. Beverly

    November 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    She is an old head in the music industry and she can actually sing. I like Stella , she would have made a fantastic Olanna.

  2. Show some love

    November 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I agree. She has been in teh idustry for along time and she has an amazing voice. Keep up the good work

  3. Lulu

    November 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    True!! Whoever says she’s new in music doesnt know Stella…Go Gal!!!

  4. brutal

    November 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    So in other words – she is in music — but not in the bandwagon. Who cares? if you can sing, go for it! Bandwagon or not if you’ve got a good voice, your album sales will skyrocket.

  5. faith

    November 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Now. I know…

  6. M

    November 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Stella I know you can sing copyright very well like other talented choir mistress but to send a message through a publicist that you are not among the bandwagon album sales should reflect that and not just band singing

  7. Mana

    November 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I love Stella in movies and in music! So go Girl!


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