By Tofarati Ige
It has often been said that music is a jealous lover that demands total devotion from the people who are ‘betrothed’ to it.
That’s why musicians often have to sacrifice a lot in order to excel in their careers. Many great artistes like King Sunny Ade (KSA) had to move away from their families to have the chance to play music.
For Chocolate City singer, Ruby Gyang, her greatest sacrifice was having to leave her child behind to pursue her romance with the microphone.
According to her, ‘The greatest sacrifice I’ve had to make for music is moving to Lagos to pursue my career, and leaving my daughter back at home.’
On whether she considered it worth it in the end, she said, ‘It was difficult at first. It was like going to a totally different country because the pace, people and lifestyle in Jos is more relaxed. It took me a while to adjust, but I’m good. Anyway, I think it was worth it, because this is my dream, and I’ve wanted to do it for a long time.’
Speaking about her next move, she enthused, ‘My EP (Extended Play) is dropping soon, and it’s titled ‘This is Love.’ I have collaborations on it with Nneka, Bez, Ajebutter 22, and MI wrote a lot of the songs. Chopstics produced it, and I’m super excited about it.’