In a new interview with Vanguard,
singer Darey Art Alade talked about his marriage and more, enjoy!
On what inspired his smash hit single ‘Pray for Me’
inspiration for Pray For Me actually came from some personal
experiences that P-Square had. While we were recording in the studio,
producer, Oscar Heman–Ackah, told me the story of how P-Square wanted to
leave home (Jos at the time), they had started dancing and doing covers
but they wanted to leave home. They already saw their names in shining
light, but their parents would have none of it . Their parents didn’t
believe they would amount to anything, you know a parent’s worst fear –
they look at entertainers as ne’er-do-wells. They had that struggle.
They had to even break the sim cards of their phones, and they said to
their dad, “Dad, we are leaving, this is where our heart is, and we
can’t keep fooling ourselves.” That was the long and short of the story.
I found their story very inspiring. Although the song is not as
detailed as their story, it was their story that inspired the song and
brought it to life.
On why he chose Ciara for Love Like A Movie 3
did fit the theme perfectly. It was a futuristic dance party. Ciara is a
great dancer and performer. She was also available. All those elements
helped with making Love Like A Movie 3 what it was.
On his next big project
am already working on another album. Livespot has evolved into a
company; we are doing production, digital media, entertainment, so it is
one-stop shop that is expanding. I am doing more work for brands now,
almost playing an ambassadorial role without being an ambassador. Also
focusing on marriage, celebrating 10 years of marriage and the list goes
On why celebrity marriages break up easily
have no idea why people are not able to get along or solve their
problems privately. Marriage is a personal thing, you don’t get married
for the world. You get married for the sake of each other. Getting
married is one thing, staying married is another. It takes work,
perseverance, you have to be selfless, and you have to be tolerant.
These are things they tell you from the beginning – you don’t realize
how profound they are until you are in midstream and looking left and
right for a lifebuoy to keep you afloat. But it is between both of you.
Once you start to involve other people in your matter, then you might as
well not be married anymore. It is just the grace of God, you just take
things easy, and nobody is perfect. You being able to hide each other’s
imperfections is also what marriage is. You just have to be there for
each other, so it is up to you really.
On if he has a mistress
Not at all.
On how he handles his female fans
(female fans) are always there, you keep practicing that fine line that
you don’t see. You keep them as friends and make sure they stay as
friends. When you start to give people a different role, then things can
happen. Again, it is just the grace of God, just being able to stay
focused and true to myself.
On what he would tell contemporaries who are considering marriage
marriage is your marriage. You are not getting married because of what
the society thinks, or what your best friends think, you are not getting
married because of what your girlfriends or your boyfriends think, or
for your group or social clubs, or for your team of turn up guys. You
are not getting married because of anybody. It is for you. It is between
you and God, try to keep it that way. Don’t put your family situation
out there, don’t put too many personal experiences out there. Even away
from marriage, it is not everywhere you go to that you take a selfie to
show what you just bought or are doing, you need to understand the
repercussions of many things. It is just like when you speak, you think
about what you say before you say it, because it can be taken out of
context. It could still be taken out of context regardless of how
careful you are, or how well thought out your speech is. So it is very
important to keep your private life private and pray for the grace to be
able to share the right things. Ultimately, you have to realize that
marriage is work in progress. There is no perfect marriage; no perfect
solution or formula that gives you all the answers.