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Lara George Talks on Why She Put Off Having a Baby for Six Years While Pushing Her Music Career

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Gospel artiste Lara George had an interview with Vanguard Newspaper recently and in the interview she talks about her music, her husband, waiting for six years before deciding to have a child and much more.

The former member of inspirational group Kush shares her journey and what she had to go through as a gospel artiste to have her name stamped on the music landscape of the country

Read excerpts from her interview below:

What really inspired the song Dansaki? The song came at a moment in my life when I was pregnant with my second baby. I was also working on my second album. I was just thankful to God. One day I put pen to paper and said “I am acknowledging you for who you are in my life” and the words just kept coming. I wrote half of the song and I left it. When I started to record, the other half of the song came. It was one of those songs you never thought would turn out to be a hit. I was just trying to express myself to God .So it’s just such a beautiful thing that people would pick from the album and love it.

What were you thankful for at that point in time? I was pregnant. It wasn’t that I had any issues getting pregnant but you know the life of a woman; time and chance just come to make it come together. We had put off having a baby for about six years. Each year came and I wasn’t ready. So for everything to be smooth when I wanted to have the baby, I was grateful for that. I was grateful for family. I looked around me and found that there was nobody missing. Everybody was intact .I could call on family and friends around me. I looked at my work and I was grateful. Sometimes I just get on the internet and somebody sends me a message from Malaysia thanking me, for a song that I did that ministered to them. Someone saying their marriage is still together just because I wrote a song. I thought about all these things and I was thankful.

You said you put off having a child for six years and your husband allowed that? Absolutely, for me and my career making babies has to be something I would be ready for. We (my husband and I) couldn’t deny the fact it would have an effect on my career, no matter how you wanted to look at it. My husband knew the effect the first child had on me so we decided to space it. Just when he was getting impatient, God made it happen.

Why did you opt for Gospel music? I have always loved to call my style of music inspirational. When I started out with Kush, that was the plan and the vision. I believe music is a responsibility. I have always said so and I just grew up believing that. I think that music is something that can influence generations. I can’t imagine myself singing songs that will engender negativity in any form. I have children and I want them to listen to songs that will spur them to greater things, not songs that will encourage them to do wrong.

Read up her full interview with Vanguard Newspaper here.

8 Comments

  1. naveah

    December 1, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    She has one of the THE BEST voices in Nigeria, period! If she lived in the States, she would be a mega Grammy winning gospel star. She appears to be humble, down to earth and passionate about her work. God bless her and her family. I love people who can work hard in entertainment but not try to be about that life. They separate their work from their personal lives. All the best with your album and everything else, lady…you rock!

  2. Tracey

    December 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Love her…….she says “songs that will spur them to greater things, not songs that will encourage them to do wrong”. If all music artists could have this in mind and not always sing about sex….money……and things that do not edify our spirit man. God bless and elevate your career Lara George and thank God for people like u that are different and choose to use their talent in a positive way.

  3. lola carey

    December 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    now you are talking BN.After her first child she waited for six years.Thats more understandable cos no typical naija man wil agree for madam not to get pregnant for a whole 6 years without even droping one first.

  4. Lady With Afrolocs.

    December 2, 2014 at 9:55 am

    says who @lola carey?
    there are ALWAYS exceptions.
    Assumptions is the mother of all f*^# ups!

  5. YEYEAREWA

    December 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    All this wan no consign me! all i can see from the pix is that angle makes her alot slimmer! kudos to d photographer!

  6. Lillian

    December 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    i think everything we want or desire work for them that loves God
    keep doing your thing jire
    God is your strength and i pray that you will grow from height to height
    GBU/family

  7. Deedee

    April 30, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I just only listened to the song Dansaki and i love it to bits.I’m a South African and had no idea what the words were all about and i had to google the meaning.
    I love you and God bless you

  8. eric Zulu

    April 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I have just discovered your music through Emmanuel tv. They sung the song donsaki re and it moved my soul and went on internet to search for the song and behold I discovered a daughter of Zion Lara George. Tears just rolled my eyes. You yourself you are a mirracle to others. Things just happen when I sing DONSAKI RE

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