By Rotimi Agbana
After spending most of her lifetime in a German-speaking country, Austrian born Nigerian pop singer, Rose May Alaba, sister of Bayern Munich footballer, David Alaba, has returned to romance African sounds and have a feel of the Nigerian musical environment in furtherance of her music pursuit.
Apart from being a uniquely talented pop singer, the 23-year-old damsel has already captured the Austrian music space by making an impact at the Austria Music Awards. She also wrote and performed the theme song of the 2017 Special Olympic World Winter Games in Europe, a reason she believes she is the next big thing to happen to the Nigerian music industry.
In an exclusive chat with Showtime, the pretty singer explained why she has returned to her fatherland.
“I was born and raised in Austria but I’m proud to be home, back to my roots. I want to work with artistes, producers and songwriters I have been listening to while in Austria. I am back to Nigeria because I want my music to have an African and Nigerian influence”, she said enthusiastically.
Discovering her musical talent at an early age, her father, George Alaba, who also was a recording artiste and Disc Jockey at the time and used to work at the Lagos-based Tabansi Records, enrolled Rose in a piano school which helped her music career a great deal.
With four singles, ‘All of This is You’, ‘Love Me Right, Can You Feel it, and the latest ‘Take Your Time’, to her credit, Rose is excited to be in Nigeria and looks forward to working with big names in the music industry.
“There are quite a lot of artistes I look forward to work with; Davido is on top of my list, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, the big ones in the industry generally”, she said.