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I left my plum bank job for love of music — Tonye Garrick

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By Kehinde Ajose

Gifted singer and songwriter, Tonye Garrick, took a leap of faith in 2009 when she left her plum job in UBS Financial and Deloitte to pursue her passion for music. In an interview with Showtime, the self proclaimed queen of hearts reveals that she was not being fulfilled doing the job.


“I left my job because I’m in love with music. I wasn’t happy at all!  I always knew I wanted to be a singer but I was terrified. I’ve always been very shy and nervous in front of people. When I moved to the States, I sang in church and in school. I also auditioned for every music reality show you can think of in the states.  I  had to keep telling myself I could succeed at being a musician. I finally decided in 2009 that I was going to make this happen.”

The Ari bele ma crooner who is also known for her admirable fashion sense also reveals how she has been funding her music.

“When you don’t have an idea of where your next paycheck is coming from, it can take a toll on you. I am an independent woman and when I moved back to do this since I had no label, I had to depend on my family. They have sacrificed so much for me to get to where I need to be. They know that in the long run, it will pay off,” she said.

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