Several Nigerian Nollywood acts have in the past ventured into music which turned out not so successful. But its quite different for Stella Damasus, as her music career manages to stay afloat despite the struggle in the crowded entertainment industry. After releasing a couple of singles here and there, the actress cum singer is set to release her new gospel album, ‘The Alternative.’
Stella made this announcement on Instagram, by sharing a promo artwork of the album which will be made public on Sunday, April 24, 2016, which is also her birthday.
“Finally!! #TheAlternativeAlbum will be released on #April24 which is also My Birthday! Wow! I’m excited about this and I know this album will change your life. Thanks for all the love and support so far. Let’s do this people. I’ve got the best team in the world & I can’t wait for you guys to hear what we’ve done with this one.”
“Album Produced by @dabishop007 for @indextwostudios and mixed by @kayomusiq. cc @rumeh_ejoor The Countdown has Started. #April24 #April2016#GetLoud #Addicted #LetsDance #GodLover #Music #Gospel #Faith #ATL #NYC #Africa#Nigeria #GospelMusic #Faith #StellaDamasus #IndexTwoStudios #LA #Worship”
The much-anticipated album from the Benin City-born/U.S-based actress, was produced by her spouse, Daniel Ademinokan, who had earlier hinted on the actualization of the album on Instagram when he posted a video of himself playing a guitar with a message attached.
Stella began her music career at the famous Klink Studios in Lagos, owned by filmmaker Kingsley Ogoro, where she used to work as a session singer. Her skills were honed there and she grew into recording vocals for jingles on radio and Television. Stella is not a stereotyped gospel singer, she does other genres as well. She once recorded “Love Me Quick” featuring Lamboginny, a song for lovers.
Recently, she released a single titled ‘The Man’, from the anticipated album, and another titled ‘Ja Gi Mma,’ whose video was directed by DaBishop Production, a company owned by Daniel Ademinokan. However, The Alternative album features Nollywood actor and singer, Gabriel Afolayan and has all of its tracks mixed and mastered by Kayomusiq.
Watch “Jaa Gi Mma” by Stella Damasus