According to the ‘I Don’t Did it’ crooner, sex is not advisable outside marriage.
“I don’t see relationships as unnecessary but I see sex as unnecessary. It was created for married people. It is seen as a part of relationships by this generation because people are influenced by what they see on television and read in magazines” she stated in a recent interview with Punch.
Apparently not bothered by her marital status, the emerging star disclosed that she is single but, “I am not searching. My mother is working on that. She is going to get me a husband from the village. I don’t know how the search is going for her though.”
On her weird hairdos, the Delta-born singer said “I have always wanted to be different. I never like to blend in with the crowd. It is not just because of music, I have been like this for a long time.
I had my hair colored when I was 15 and my mother did not really mind because I was not bringing trouble to the house and I did not have bad grades. I was just messing with my hair. I have been messing with my hair for a long time. I really just like to be different.”
Speaking on her foray into the music industry, the Delta State born who abandoned science for music said “It was at Bowen University that music really kicked in and it happened in my final year. It was a tough year because it is a year you have to get out of school without any problems… but I made sure I had a Second Class Upper Degree.”
On why artistes drop out school because of music, Eva stated plainly, “I would not be a judge of anybody but I do not think that music alone is a good excuse to drop out of school.
I personally think that education is very important. I am not saying that education is going to make you be the great person you are going to be. I don’t think that is correct. But I know what is correct is that education is very important and if you have the opportunity to be educated, grab that opportunity. I think there are some people that were not born to adapt to school.
There are some people that are so wise that they do not need to go to school for six years to become the great human beings they are supposed to be in the world”Giving an insight into her childhood, Eva who grew up as a “tomboy because of her brothers”, disclosed that “I remember growing up in the North, back then the region was peaceful. There were horses, camels, Fulani herdsmen, lots of mango trees to climb and fences to jump over. I had a lot of male friends and I used to climb trees a lot.
I had cuts on my thighs on several occasions while jumping over a fence. There was this fence that blocked us from getting into a compound that had so many mango trees. In the mango season, the mangoes would fall to the ground and we (children) would want to go into the compound to get the mangoes because they were wasting.
The North was so rich that everything was everywhere; fruits, meat, they were all everywhere. Because the mangoes were just lying there wasting we would help ourselves with some. I got hurt few times during that quest. I once broke a tooth,” she recalled with nostalgia
Reacting to the ongoing crisis in Northern Nigeria, she said, “I lived in Bida, Niger State and it was so safe, so peaceful and warm. The Fulani women would bring fura di nunu in the morning for you. I learnt how to make tuwo. The mallams would guard our houses. When I came to Lagos, it was the first time I saw fences everywhere. Everybody’s house in Lagos is covered up with a high fence. That joy of neighbourhood love is not felt in the city, like I felt it in the North.
In the North, we did not have fences; everybody’s house was open to everybody. I was so much fun especially during Sallah. It used to be the best, the kids would run after horses, we would go to the Emir’s palace and he would give us money, lots of coins. It was so much fun, I miss that life.”
The musician debunked the rumuor that her songs promote drug abuse, saying, “That is the misconception people get from my song titled High, which is one of my father’s favorites.
If that is one of his favorites, it should tell you that older people understand better than the younger people. The younger generation does not like reading anymore, nobody reads. Everybody is shallow which is one of the reasons why the music we have in the industry is the way it is.
I am not surprised that the song is being misinterpreted because that is what the younger generation keeps talking about these days, getting high. If you listen to the lyrics of that song, it is not about using drugs, it was about going through struggles in life.
My music does not promote drugs and drug abuse; I am not a fan of drug usage. I do not smoke and I do not drink. My music promotes love, unity, peace; I am all about love and happiness,” she added.