Daniella arrived at The Beat 99.9FM building with her producer, @Royalpriest1. She was set to premier another single, ‘Amaghimo’ on the MTN FRESH with the ever beautiful and graceful Maria Okanrende, @mariaokan. Daniella was full of excitement at the final release of the anticipated work. Although unsure of how receptive her fans would be to the new song considering the genre and style, she was enjoying every moment of the anticipation. “I trust my fans would love it.”, she said.
She met with Maria, and the show started in earnest at about 10.30am. As the journalist in Maria took over, she started asking questions:
“Maria: How old are you?
Daniella: I’m 25
Maria: Nice!. Still young. Your real name is Daniella as well, right? Or it’s just your stage name?
Daniella: It’s my real name as well
Maria: Ok. When did you know you really wanted to do music?
Daniella: I’ve always known music was going to be a part of me. I’ve been singing publicly since I was about 6, birthdays and stuff. Of course I didn’t know how it was gonna pan out. My Parents said I had to finish school first.. So after the University and during my NYSC, I went in for the MTN ProjectFame. I guess that was my first public step to actualizing my vision of having a music career . It felt right and I haven’t looked back since then
Maria: You are a graduate, and was on MTN ProjectFame.
Daniella: Yes. BSc. Accounting I was part of the finalists of ProjectFame 7.0. 2014
Maria: Let’s talk about your track ‘Amaghimo’, What’s that about?
Daniella: Sure! Amaghimo is an Igbo word which means ‘I don’t know’. My producer, Royalpriest and I decided to do something funky. While we worked on it, we couldn’t imagine anyone else but Clay on d song with me. So we put a call through and it all clicked. Amaghimo talks about being in a state of uncertainty because first, I’m grateful for waking up good, sane and not like Bertha Mason, an 1847 novel character who’s family had a hereditary psychological disease that affected her eventually.. But then again the feeling of not being insane has got me happy, excited and behaving in certain ways that one could classify as madness so maybe I am crazy indeed #AMAGHIMO.
Maria: Wow. I see the twist. So what’s your plan. long term, future plan.
Daniella: Being signed on the company Phact101 that understands and supports my kind of music has been a blessing. And at the rate we’ve been working I see albums, concerts, tours, good stuff, more music, touching lives…”
Daniella had a lot of fun being with Maria on her show. She expressed her thanks to Maria for having her on the show; to Phact101 and Royalpriest for the love of good music and how much work they put into it; to Clay @claurocksu for agreeing to work with her on the track; to her fans, friends, and family for being a blessing and her force.
A word from Daniella to her fans: Shout-out to y’all. Love you like wwwhhhhhaaaatttt???!!!!!
If you haven’t heard Amaghimo, then you should.Download to device