Adejoke Bankole aka Omoolope recently released an album entitled, My Comfort. She spoke with Ayodele Lawal about her absence from the music scene and why her marriage to her promoter crashed.
Among others she also opened up on her relationship with fuji music star, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma. Excerpts:
Who is Omoolope?
Omoolope is Adejoke Bankole, a gospel singer. I attended St. Kizito Primary School, Iju Grammar School all in lagos and later, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State where I studied Mass Communications.
How did you come into gospel music?
I started at a very tender age. Then I was in my father’s band. He had a jazz band and I was one of the backup singers. I started professionally in 2001 when I met my former promoter and I released my first album in 2002.
How did you meet him?
I met him through one of my friends.
Was that the album in which you featured Wasiu Alabi Pasuma?
Yes and I thank God that the album was a hit.
After the album you went into oblivion, why was this so?
That is a long story because I later got married and after the marriage I decided to stay back to take care of the family among other things.
You got married to who?
My husband (laughter).
So, how was the experience?
It’s been rough and tough but I believe God will use this new album to compensate me.
Your fans will want to know what has happened to you because you said it’s been rough and tough?
My fans should just thank God for my life.
A lot of artistes complain about sexual harassment among other things on their way to the top, was your own experience like that?
I cannot really say anything because the promoter then was my husband and I did not have any bad experience.