I’m no ‘church’ girl —Emelia Brobbey
Until the release of her maiden song, Fa Meko, two years ago, the perception about the personality of actress Emelia Brobbey was that she was quiet and shy.
However, those perceptions of her being a “church girl” were erased following Emelia Brobbey’s erotic moves in the video of Fa Meko and other songs Odo Electric and Makoma, which had sexual innuendos but the award-winning actress says she is no ‘church girl’ to be judged by her doing secular music.
In a recent conversation with Graphic Showbiz, the actress turned singer and TV host said her good girl roles in movies created that impression but her critics must accept her new direction in music.
“I’m a Christian and believe in doctrines of the religion but I don’t think that should be a limit to exploring my musical talent. I’m doing music now because it has been a long-held passion and I need encouragement to go the long haul with it,” she stated.
When Emelia announced her presence on the music scene with Fa Meko in 2020, she was heavily trolled, especially for her voice. However, that didn’t quench the fire in her as she again dropped Odo Electric and later Makoma, featuring Kuami Eugene last year.
Makoma has almost three million views on YouTube with her latest Emelia which was released two weeks ago garnering 157,670 views as of Tuesday, February 1.
Her records on YouTube are an indication that Emelia is not doing badly and she told Graphic Showbiz the views are an endorsement of her music.
“I released Emelia two weeks ago and it already has over 150,000 views. I have monitored the comments under the video and there was no dislike and that means I’m doing something right. From the airplay, comments and feedback, I know that Ghanaians love my stuff,” she said.
Emelia seems to have a good rapport with Lynx Entertainment signee and 2020 VGMA Artiste of the Year, Kuami Eugene who featured on Makoma and also produced Emelia. Speaking to the subject, Emelia described her relationship with Kuami Eugene as “strictly business”.
Talking about her latest work, she also disclosed that she sought permission from the late Highlife veteran, Nana Kwame Ampadu before sampling his Emelia song.
“I went to him with my team and told him I wanted to use my own name but I knew he had a song titled Emelia so he should grant me permission.
“And he was like, ‘I love you from afar, I support you so even if you want the whole song, you can take it’. But I wanted the Emelia verse so I would say inspiration comes from Nana Kwame Ampadu”, she stated.
As a movie star pursuing her music interests, she anticipates working with more prominent artistes in the industry.
“I have actually done something with Wendy Shay, Kuami Eugene, Dada KD and Prince Bright but I want more of such collaborations. I’m thankful to God because a lot has gone on but He has been my strength.
“And I want to say thank you to all my fans, they have been so supportive since day one when I started movies through to being a TV presenter and now a musician, they’ve still got my back,” she said.