If a group of people are asked to name the undisputed queen of Nigerian ragga/dancehall, the name “Cynthia Morgan” will surely come up many times. The energetic singer with her trademark red hair has become a reference point for the Nigerian Dancehall genre.
However, she has not always had it this good and in fact her rise from obscurity to fame has not been easy or straightforward at all. She recently sat down to reveal her life story during a #MySuperStarStory interview. The Edo State-born entertainer revealed that she did not watch TV until she was about ten years old due to her conservative Jehovah Witness background.
After recording her first 6-track demo album at the age of 16, despite people recognizing her talent, she was often discouraged by her friends who mocked her dream of making it as a singer in Lagos and told her that she would return to Benin in no time.
Today, she says, those friends are her biggest fans. Giving thanks to God for how far she has come, Cynthia Morgan also noted that throughout her journey, despite obstacles such as discrimination and discouragement, she was sustained by her faith in God and her faith in herself, which made her thick skinned.
Watch Cynthia Morgan’s #MySuperStarStory interview here
#MySuperStarStory aims to celebrate and recognize stories of triumph over adversity and thus inspire young Nigerians to be successful. There is a STAR in everyone. You can join the conversation and share your own superstar story on social media using the hashtag #MySuperStarStory.