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“I Love to Love”! Mo’Cheddah is Back – Speaks to BN on Music, Style & Love



Mo'Cheddah - BellaNaija - May - 2014It’s Mo’Cheddah!

When music star Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, known to all as Mo’Cheddah dropped off the music scene for a while, we all wondered what she was up to and many thought she had left the industry. Now, the “Ko Ma Roll” songstress has made a comeback with the love inspired track “Destinambari” featuring Phyno. 

So, BN Music  just had to chat with her to discuss everything she was up to during her break from the music industry, her new style, what to expect from her now that she’s back, her relationship and much more.


On Music Career

Hi, we missed you in the music scene. Welcome back! What have you been up to?
I missed you guys too! I’ve been on a break, although I have been working behind the scenes recording and creating new material. I also had time to travel a lot, spend quality time with family and friends. My schedule before did not allow all these – it was road to plane, show to shoot, school back and forth etc.‎

Destinambari is a track that people love, and it’s about love. What inspired the song?
I’m grateful for that, I love it too. Like you said, the song is about love. It is inspired by love. I love to love, and that was the state of mind while recording.

How was it like collaborating with Phyno?
It was amazing. It was easy and it was fun, Phyno has great talent and is good in his art. 

And the video was amazing, how’d you come up with the concept?
The video concept was all Clarence Peters, he’s the best, simple.

Are there any other singles or videos in the works? When should we expect them?
Yes, yes! I can’t wait to share, but one at a time. I’m back now, you won’t have to wait too long.

Should we be expecting an album anytime soon?
I have enough songs for an album, but I think I’ll just release singles for now.


On Personal Life
Destinambari is a sweet love song – was it inspired by anyone in your life?
Hmmm, maybe…

You uploaded a picture of you with a ring on your finger that had people talking. Should we expect any good news soon? *wink*
Lol, it was a normal ring, it didn’t look like that type of ring. I was wondering why people were talking. But good news, errrrr, wait for it.

On Future Plans
Aside from music, what else are you up to?
Music is me. I am music.

If you weren’t doing music, what else would you do?
I don’t know. Perhaps a chef, because I love to cook. Perhaps, I’d be a lawyer, because I know how to make my point. I’m really not sure.

How do you think the industry has changed since you’ve been gone and where do you see the future of Nigerian music/females in the industry?
The industry has grown and gotten better. Nigerian music is being exported now, it’s great! I see the ladies doing their thing, they are going strong, sooner than later they will be peers with the guys in terms of achievement, better still – supercede.


You recently debuted your fringe, what inspired the look? 
I really wasn’t a fan of shortcuts initially, I saw it on my friend and decided to try it and Bam! Haven’t stopped doing it since, I do miss my long hair, but for now, I’m rocking this, it’s called the “Mo’Cheddah Cut“.

Is there any fashion trend that you are really loving now?
Right now my best trends are  metallic shoes,tops or skirts. I’m all about the easy and playful.

What’s a no-no when it comes to your style?
As for no-no, nothing’s a no-no if you can pull it off, I like to try new things.


Fun Stuff
What’s your favourite Naija song to groove to in a club right now?
I’m not sure, I’m hardly in the club.

You were in South Africa for a while. Is there any artiste you would like to collabo with?
Yes I was in South Africa and I want to work with AKA.

Which song of yours are you most proud of?
I’m proud of every one of them.


Tell us about your best and worst performances? Any funny story?
Most memorable was in South Africa, crazy show. I can’t remember any bad ones.

What advice will you give to artistes who are just starting out?
Be focused, set your own trend, have your own identity and believe.

It was great chatting with you Mo’Cheddah. Welcome back!

Watch the Destinambari Video here:


  1. nocheddar

    May 8, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Reminds me of an eel

    • xoxo

      May 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Chei an EEL!! A human being God created, an Eel! Na wa!! I guess that statement made you feel more human.
      I love her voice, and the video is nice as well.
      But she should please put on some clothes. She’s talented and doesn’t need to get naked .

  2. BIMBY

    May 8, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Chai! this babe’s even skin tone is giving me life. #No homo. Welcome back cute babe.

  3. Maro

    May 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

    The girl is so fake oh
    She doesn’t ve any favorite naija song?

    • S!

      May 8, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Don’t be stupid. What makes her fake for not having a fav grooving club song if she’s hardly at the club?

  4. Blossom

    May 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

    “I don’t know…a chef… perhaps a lawyer because I know how to make my point, I’m really not sure.”

    *blank stare*


  5. Godgirl

    May 8, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Mo’cheddah cut……I hear(how she take dey manage diz kind hair with nigerian weather)No fav nija jam or bad experience…..Madame u too fake but I love destinambari altho phyno no sing 5 sentence(you use phyno hip). P.s:The nude picture sha…….wetin rihanna dey cause#smh#

  6. Modella

    May 8, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Am fu**ing luving her no doubt( in El dreamz voice)..she is good,luv her easy style too..But am I the only one that notice the big booty in the video? And in comparison with her bikini wear? We

  7. Andrea Banks

    May 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Will you marry [email protected] Peters..#genius #pure art #perfection #love
    Good to have you back MO!..Amazing come back song..Heard it on the radio a coupla days ago and tot it was Tiwa Savage..Glad there are more female musicians stepping up their game..

  8. Tosin baby

    May 8, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Love her nude lipstick I think it’s mac does anyone know which shade pleeeeaaassseeee?

  9. Missy

    May 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Yea, take off your clothes. Who knows, it might help you get what you want. To think your sweet voice was already winning hearts. *sighs* Let me warn you tho, some people don off clot pass you and dem still no blow. #PainedCozILikedYouAlready

  10. Fifi

    May 8, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Please all the hand movement and leg throwing is annnnnnnnnoying me arrrrggghh too much i wanna be sexy

  11. MyDamnComment

    May 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Must she be almost naked all the time? Shey she is rich? Let her buy some clothes Abeg. I mean, I like the first picture, she has got great skin… But show us some style too. Not all of this.

    A woman is more appreciated when she looks stunning with clothes on, not when she bares it all. Show a little, not all.

    • MyDamnComment

      May 8, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Just watched the video. Nice one

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