Female rapper Cynthia Morgan is signed under North Side Entertainment and managed by Jude Okoye, who also manages Paul and Peter Okoye of P-Sqaure – and she has gotten a lot of questions about her relationship with the Okoye men.
In an interview with Nation Newspaper she clarifies her relationship with them while also talking about her music, starting off with the Church choir at 16, her relationship with her father, elections and more.
Read excerpts from her interview below!
On working with P-Square and Jude Okoye: A whole lot of people have been asking me ‘how have you been able to cope with these guys that are known globally and I tell you what I say to them: ‘I have never been under the shadow of P-Square from day one and even when it was time to break out into the market, I did not fly under their wings.’ I never did that baby P-Square thing. Anywhere they are, I will be there. It is a mentality my people are proud of. I just let my work speak – not that Nigerians should listen to me because P-Square said so. In fact a whole lot of people do not know I am with P-Square. The pressure is from me, because I work, knowing they are the biggest in Africa and I cannot afford to be less than that. That is the only pressure I feel. People have been asking, ‘when will you do a song with P-Square since you have them at your beck and call?’ And I tell them I am not a baby P-Square. I am working and they are working. I know when they listen to my materials they are the ones that will say Cynthia, you no won put us for your album?
On if she has received any harassment from them: Paul and Peter are like my big brothers while Jude (our manager) is my father. So, there is just no way I can develop a sexual relationship with any of them, because we are one big happy family. The level where our business has got to is such that they don’t see me as a fine girl and I do not find them attractive too. If them wan babe I go help them find. Please no let their wives see this one oh. That’s a joke o. What am I even saying? If I sleep with any member of P-Square, it will amount to nothing short of incest.
On her first kiss: I was ten. There was this half caste boy in my church that was a bit older than me. I liked him and he liked me too. He was the one that gave me my first kiss but we did not see again after then because he moved back to Germany. I do not think if we see ourselves now, we can recognize each other.