Booboosha, homegirl aims high
New Zealand-based Nigerian singer Emoubo Juliet obieh, popularly called Booboosha, is set to join the growing list of Nigerian female stars making waves around the world.
In fact, her rise from Nigeria to her current base in New Zealand has been described as fairy tale story. But in reality, the young lady has paid her dues.
“My childhood was not any bed of roses at all; there was no support from anywhere. As young as seven, I recall waking up as early as 5am to sell Garri for my mom, then by 7:30 am back to sell my cosmetics in school. From school, I will go about to supply my garri to my mother’s customers. During holidays, we go to the village for cassava planting and rooting,” she recalled.
Notwithstanding, young Juliet kept fate with her music, hoping for the right time to explode.
“I never forgot my musical calling; every evening, I wrote a song to sing and later sell for both parents and student during our Sunday school in my church. That was how I supported myself; it was really a long journey of life,” she said.
For the singer, her tough moments growing up greatly influence her music.
“I feel sharing my story will in no small way also motivate global youths worldwide to learn to live their dreams, no matter the obstacles they passed through. Hence, every time I visit orphanage, it remains me of myself and how long I have come; long journey of suffering and hardship, rejection and disappointment. All this motivated my spirit into music.”
A talented act, singer, dancer and prolific writer, Booboosha has four videos to her credit today and she’s equally excited by the recent development in the Nigerian music industry. Her recent work, which will be dropping anytime from now, is title Fly With Me featuring Skales.
“My future plan is to help promote Nigerian music in New Zealand where I currently reside and performs,” she assured.
Highly impressed by Bayonce’s success story in her music career and family, Booboosha revealed she wants to be among the world famous musicians.
“I also wish to achieve my long term desire of giving hope to the hopeless world over,” she said.