Damsel HRH – Dancehall Songstress
Ejoh Ugochi Vivian who goes by the stagename Damsel A.K.A HRH (Her Royal Hottest) is a Nigerian born female dancehall artiste who was born in Ikeja Local Government of Lagos State but she grew up in Shomolu-Bariga where she had her primary and secondary education, she then gained admission into Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) for her university education where she studied mass communication but majored in public relations and advertising.
Damsel, an origin of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area in Imo State is not currently signed to any record label but hopes to be officially signed by a good record label soon. A short interview with the Ghen Ghen crooner reveals some facts also.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DO MUSIC?
“My inspiration is often from within and the surrounding.. I love to talk about Wat am use to as an experience or usual occurrences in my daily life. But recently I try to dwell in other people’s experience in other to step out of my comfort zone.. And so far I think is working because a step away from the usual brings a better result even in production of sounds.”
WHEN DID YOU START MUSIC CAREER?
“Music for me I really can’t pin out the period it started in my life because it started up for me as a music lover. I try to rhyme; sound like some favourable artiste of mine back then JOE and JLO lol. Then in a short while I find my self composing songs though very amateur (smiles) but to me it was the best achievement so far as I see my self doing what I think was the impossible for my peers as I will always ask them to drum for me during break time and I sing for them my newly composed song. Later I joined the children choir of my church because of the love that was growing rapidly for music in me. There and then I got brushed with sounds and rhymes.. After a while I moved to the adult church then to this point where I started doing it full time as not a passion but a business.”
WHICH FAMOUS ARTISTE DO YOU LOOK UP TO?
“Smiles. I love Brenda Fassie south African songstress but she is late now may her soul rest in peace. Another dope pick for me is Banky W and 2face this is because I love their simplicity and uniqueness in delivery .. If Grace permits me I did like to work with them. “
DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT? IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY
“NO I don’t for now.”
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER JOB ASIDE FROM DOING MUSIC?
“Smiles, music needs fueling. Can’t really say this is what I do specifically because i get myself involved in transactions in other to put body and soul intact including music spending.”
Twitter/Instagram handle: @iam_damselhrh
Listen and Download her songs below.