There is no doubt that the Nigerian music industry has witnessed various exploits and laudable achievements, but a new wind of musical adventure is about to blow across the industry with the newest entrant into the scene, Miss Tamarabrakemi Eteimo, AKA Tamara Jones. Her debut album which is basically about Love has some hit tracks namely, ‘Vibrate’ and “Na Only you’ among others. Recorded at Big Lou music studio, Port Harcourt, the album promises to hit the market with a bang.
Speaking on her exploits in the entertainment clan in an interview with The Tide Entertainment desk on Wednesday, the Bayelsa State born, Port Harcourt- based actress and wave making R’n’B sensation said she was born an entertainer and she started singing and acting at a tender age. According to her, she has featured in many soap operas namely: Twist of Faith, House of Abraham, Adams Family, Still Born and a movie titled a “Night at Novotel” produced by Adonai, who also produced ‘Nnenda’ which featured Stephanie Okereke.
The 25 year old entertainer and the fourth, out of six children who hails from Bulu-Angiama, Bayelsa State, disclosed that the movie will soon hit the market.
According to her, she decided to release her debut album as a way of contributing her quota to the growth of the music industry in Nigeria as she is also doing in the movie sector, stressing that acting and singing are interrelated.
The beautiful actress said apart from singing and acting, she is also a good hair dresser and dancer which is why she intends to open a good hair dressing salon and a dance school to enable people benefit from her God given talents.
She said though she has no role model in Rivers or Bayelsa State, she admires top stars such as Genevieve Nnaji, Tamala Jones and Beyonce as her role models while her family and God Almighty remain her inspirators.
She promises to use what ever money she realizes from her career for the well being of the less privileged as a way of giving back to society and called on other artistes to help the needy.
The Theatre Arts graduate of University of Port Harcourt, noted that the entertainment industry in Rivers State is vibrant with enabling environment which is why the industry has produced quality artistes with rare talents who are capable of competing with their counterparts from other parts of the country and beyond. She applauded the state government’s support for the industry which she said is a source of encouragement to the practitioners.
The Ex-student of Bereton Secondary School, Port Harcourt, stressed that RIVIFEST and CARNIRIV, held by the state government annually has not only helped to showcase the abundant cultural heritiage and hospitality of the Rivers people to the outside world, but has contributed in exposing the hidden talents of upcoming artistes in the state by engaging them in such events. She also noted that the ION International Film Festival and the Miss ECOWAS beauty pageant sponsored by the state government last year have brought positive changes and a boost to the entertainment industry in the state.
Miss Tamara Jones said, “the state government has done enough to encourage artistes in the state, on our own part, we have to push forward to make ourselves relevant instead of seating idle and expect others to promote our works for us, I believe that with determination and hard work, the sky will be our limit.”