Sometimes we lose ourselves in the process of trying to achieve our goals, that was what happened to Modupe Oyeyemi, popularly known as Mocheddah.
She was signed to a record label at 13, released her first single at 15 and became popular at 17.
When she got admitted to UNILAG, Mocheddah was only focused on studies and her music, but at a point, she knew she had lost herself.
“I saw other people living life and it became clear… I was 21, and I thought this was not a way to live. I didn’t watch movies anymore. I didn’t watch TV. I was missing out on life and that is when I stopped everything.”
So, after school, Mocheddah decided to take a long break from music so as to catch up on life and do other things that makes her happy.
Today, she’s happy visiting friends; she also started her fashion line and now goes to the studio any time she wants.
In a chat with Beatrice Porbeni of Guardian Life, Mocheddah speaks on losing herself in the course of achieving her goals, finding herself and her new resolutions.
On losing herself
So when I was 21, I decided anything that doesn’t make me happy, I’ll stop it. I was lost and I knew I was clueless and overwhelmed. I told my mum I didn’t want to do this anymore because I didn’t know who I was. My friends were having fun, making mistakes, living life and I wasn’t. I was famous, I was popular, I had money, I could do what I wanted, and I had a lot of freedom.
On finding herself
Mocheddah now has found a middle ground. Growing up, I was built to impress and put my first foot forward and competed with myself. It is not the same music, people remember me for because what people do not understand is that it is a business. Right now I’m loving, so I am going to be singing love songs. I want to motivate young girls, so I sang Survive. I am just going to do what I want to do and if I make money fine and if I don’t fine.
If she wants be as famous as she used to be
No, because I do not strive for fame, I want to get to a point where I am putting consistent music out there, but where I am running many businesses. I am a style consultant, I am a style influencer, I also do manage several brands, which people don’t know about. I want to build an empire and create job opportunities for many people.
Read full interview on Guardian Life