Rising singer, Zeeter opens up on her love for music, challenges of being an indie artiste, sexual harassment, amongst other issues in this chat with THENEWSGURU.
Can you briefly tell us about yourself?
I’m Zeeter Zainab Oliver born in Kaduna raised in Ikoyi Lagos. My Dad is Igbo and my mother Idoma. I started my career as a teenager with the support of my mother. I have been an independent artiste throughout my entire career. I currently live in Abuja Nigeria.I have a new EP titled Nostalgia. My friends refer to my music as Afro-house. I’m working on a talk show about People, Passions and Power in Africa.
How long have you been singing?
I have been singing since I was a teenager. I however launched out as a professional, 6 years ago.
What inspired your Nostalgia EP?
My love for throwback songs inspired the EP. The songs in this EP gives you a nostalgia vibe
What were the challenges you faced at the early stage?
People didn’t take me serious when I started out. Maybe they just assumed I am just a pretty face.
How did you overcome them?
Going into the studio and recording good music made me overcome the challenges. I believe an artiste’s work speaks for itself. So I’m developing my craft every day I record a new song.
Sexual harassment is a common trend in the industry, how did you scale through?
It’s an ongoing experience. In nearly every working environment a woman is harassed for one reason or the other. If you are pretty you would be harassed, if you are not pretty you would still face some kind of intimidation. We are soon going to level the playing field for now, we are standing together “women for equality.”
What part of your body gets you the most attention?
Maybe my eyes I wouldn’t know for certain.
Can you cope with a habitual liar in a relationship?
Lies breed mistrust and disloyalty. Both of which I take seriously
Was there a time you wanted to give up on music?
Yes that’s an ongoing battle
What makes you cry?
Disappointment and grief makes me cry.
Is being sexy an advantage
Being sexy serving as an advantage yes it does.At times if you are not attractive you will not be noticed enough to be heard or listened to .Your looks matters, you are your brand.
What do you look for in a relationship love sex or money?
All of the mentioned above are important in a relationship and maybe more. I will pick love first, because love for me comes with friendship and understanding. My lover must be my best friend.