Adokiye Ngozi Kyrian Yvonne popularly known as Adokiye started music at an early age.
She often talks about how she was able to keep her virginity till her adulthood and is determined on remaining a virgin until marriage.
Earlier this year, she made global headlines after she offered her virginity to Islamist militant sect, Boko Haram, in return for the over 200 abducted Chibok school girls.
In this brief but interesting interview, the ‘Jombolo’ crooner shares with ABIOLA ALABA PETERS, growing up years and the kind of man she desires
What’s happening to you right now?
I have been busy with several projects, both personal and otherwise that I am also a part of, one way or the other. As you are very much aware, at the moment, I’m promoting my brand new single, which is already gaining ground. I am also enjoying my work relationship with my new family, 03 Media; it’s really a good thing to identify with them. Shout out to my boss, Ozone.
Why is Oritse Femi on your new song, ‘Jombolo’?
Well, as you know Oritse Femi is very talented and has the right appeal I needed for the song and a beautiful soul to work with.
How do you operate from both the movie and music industry?
Well, since it’s the same Entertainment Industry, as an entertainer, I’m fitting in well by God’s Grace.
What’s your take on the present state of the Nigerian music industry?
If you ask me, I think it’s getting better. Though it still lacks proper structure that solidly holds and protects the rights of an artiste but it can only get better and with time, it will be great.
What inspired your name, Adokiye?
The full name is Adokiyebaralasa meaning, ‘what I’m looking for is already with me’. The inspiration came from an event that took place when I was born; something miraculous happened to my dad when I came into this world, so my mum gave me the name, Adokiye.
Tell us briefly about your background?
I come from a very staunch Catholic family. My full name is Adokiye Ngozi Yvonne Kyrian. My mum is from Okrika in Rivers State, while my dad is from Imo State, Oguta LGA.
Professionally, I’m an Architect; I graduated from Caritas University, a Catholic institution owned by the Very Reverend Father Edeh.
What inspired your new single?
I got the inspiration to talk about love.
What’s your take on early marriage?
Well, I’m not really a fan of early marriage because I believe one should be physically, spiritually, mentally and psychologically ready for the institution called marriage.
I don’t see any need rushing into it if you would rush out of it.
Though some people have been lucky with it but it’s best to be fully ready still.
Do you believe in love at first sight, ever experience it?
Yes sure, I believe in love at first sight.
If you get the offer, would you auction your virginity for a million US Dollars?
My brother, I no fit lie to you oh, if this economy situation continues, well, I would be left with no choice but to do so.
Which Nigerian male celebrity, are you crushing on that you’d allow to disvirgin you, and why?
I love Davido; I think he has a good heart and I’m guessing a lot of people don’t know that he’s very nice and soft hearted.
Have you ever been heartbroken?
By God’s Grace, no, never!
What’s your worst and best moment?