“She did not want me to be a musician in the first place. She wanted me to be a Medical Doctor. As God will have it, that is not my calling because I cannot stand blood. Now, she is happy to see my sing; she loves it when I sing as exclaims with joy listening to my songs. I am sure she is happy and proud that she has a legacy in me.” Ayomikun, the daughter of gospel singer, Tope Alabi has revealed in a new interview.
Speaking further in her chat with City People Magazine, the young artiste gushed about her mum, Tope Alabi, saying “I think this is a question with an obvious. My mum is my biggest role model. I look up to her. She is someone that you cannot look up to and not act or sing like she does. She is a big role model to me, I look up to her and aspire to write my music the way she does and be like her.”
When asked about their relationship, she said “I don’t call her mum; she is my Aunty, my best friend. That is what she is to me. My mum is tough because she wants you to be matured and disciplined at all times. She is always teaching and talking. I learnt humility and respect for everyone and anyone no matter their status. I also learnt from my mum knowing God to his totality. I love her music and I take lots of inspiration from her music”.
She further said “I sing contemporary music, I go for Jazz, R&B but it has to be gospel contemporary music but I don’t make it as indigenous as my mother’s music. Anytime I try to sing indigenous gospel music it sounds off. She composes the Yoruba part of my song because I cannot compose Yoruba in my terms because I will make some Yoruba blunders. I tap from her type of music but when I try to sound exactly like her it changes into something else. This explains why I don’t get involved fully in her music. There was a time last year; I was getting too involved in her music. I started sounding like her and didn’t like it. My mother is going to feature in my music but she is going to be singing in my own way. My mother loves the fact I am doing something new and different from what she is doing.”
On her the release of her new album, Ayomikun said “It is going to be contemporary gospel music. It’s not going to be like something you have heard before but more in the secular frame. I have decided to transform what gospel music is from the idea of what people have about gospel music. It is going to be something that the young and old can relate with. My music is more for the youth and those that can relate to it. This is because I go through what young Christians go through so I can relate.”