It’s the build up of the last days that leads to the 25-years on stage concert of gospel music diva Yetunde Are. It’s just three days to show time and here I am sitting right before the incredible Yetunde Are…
Snatched off in my thoughts, l was wondering what must be running through her mind right now but the smell of a delicately prepared and delicious Indomie noodles crowned with fried egg brings me back to reality, lunch is served and with a bottle of Fanta to go with it; it’s definitely going to be a great ride.
“The pressure and tension is unbelievable my brother, like you can see for yourself, my phone rings round the clock and I barely close my eyes without thoughts of things that still needs to be done crossing my mind.”
When asked how she’s handling the pressure of the last days before the concert, she has this to say.
” It has been a very emotional countdown for me, it is a reflective time more than anything else for me because it’s now really dawning on me that 25-years has been spent on this journey of purpose “.
As we discussed, Yetunde Are spoke about her passion for the empowerment of the next generation of musicians, adding that there is more to life than just being a public figure, there is always more when we ask for more.
She hinted on her foundation that will also cater for feeding the hungry. Her manager is now standing next to me signaling the end of our discussion.
” The 25years on stage concert is going to be an unforgettable experience and GOD will be glorified. it’s a fresh start for me, a reassurance that there is still more to be done “.
As she said these words while we headed for our cars, she suddenly turned to me and asked, l hope you have bought your Ankara? Because to ba wo ankara oje semo…