DOZ Issue 39 January 2019 - Page 20

person wrong or prove that state- ment wrong by putting in much more than is needed to get it done and satisfy myself in that way that yes, I can do it (she laughs). Awesome. So, it takes more than just passion and talent to succeed in what one has been called to do. One needs to also be determined. Oh yes. And one needs to be pre- pared to put in the effort, lots of effort. I usually see that there are a lot of people with talents. I think the greatest collection of talents is probably the grave because a lot of talented people never got to fulfill the dreams and use their talents and died in that state. So for me having the talent is ten percent, it’s not even close to being enough. I feel the ones who are the most talented are the ones who have the greatest respon- sibility to the giver of the talent because we are all accountable for the talents that we were given. DOZ Magazine | January 2019 So you need to acquire technique, and that’s what we do in those six years, and I daresay we need ten years to know how to sing properly. After ten good years then you can say, yes, I am a master of my instrument 20 So now, let’s talk about your singing and how much work goes into it, because people have been talking about Omo Bello and how wonderful you are when you come out, and you do your thing. So please tell us, how much work goes into preparing for every performance? Okay, I compare the work of a musician especially in the clas- sical field, because like I said, it takes a lot of discipline and work. I compare the type of work we do to the work athletes do. So this means that we need to put in the hours daily to train the muscles and to train the instrument. In the case of the classical singer, it is the body. So, it’s not just the voice; the entire body is the instrument. So daily we have to do our exercis- es, the skills, the arpeggios, and the vocalizing. Then we have to do bodywork. Bodywork involves the type of work to do to free up the body for stage performances