Meet the elegant, talented Lola Rae 

Lola Rae was catapulted into the spotlight with her hit debut single “Watch my ting go” – one of the 1st singles by a female African musician in 2013 that went straight to no 1 on all TV stations across Africa and in Europe. So when Lola was asked by Arinze Nwokolo to be interviewed for our July issue, we knew the results would be nothing short of amazing. We connected with Lola Rae on a whole different level as she tells us what inspires her music, how she got started, a little bit about her background and why she is proud to be African.

ZeN: Could you please tell us a little bit about your background? Where are you from?
Lola: My mother is Ghanaian, my father is British however I was born and I lived in Nigeria basically all my life so that is all I know.

ZeN: How did you get started as an artist?
Lola: I really started music when I went on a TV show called ‘Britain’s Got Talent‘ before that, I was too scared to even sing in front of anyone!

We seriously love her style and fashion

ZeN: What inspires your music?
Lola: Honestly, I get inspiration from so many places. My mum and dad’s work ethic is so amazing and they are extremely hard working people, my producer P2J, his talent, is indescribable because he really inspires me to be the best artist I can be.

ZeN: How many singles have you released so far?
Lola: My first 2 singles are called ‘Watch my ting go‘ and ‘High‘ ft. Bridge from LOS. I also featured on BOJ’s track called ‘Ginger‘. My latest single on air now is featuring Iyanya and it’s titled Fi Mi Le

ZeN: Any cameo appearances in any other artists video?
Lola: Yes!  My first appearance was in Ice PrinceMore‘ video as his angry girlfriend, (Hahahahah) !

ZeN: Which artists would you love to work with?
Lola: There are so many people in this industry I would love to work with, honestly so many. But to name a few Wizkid & Tiwa Savage would be amazing.

ZeN: Tell us, what makes you proud to be African?
Lola: Wow so many reasons!!! Africa as a whole is a growing nation. There is so much greatness within it but there is also so much greatness to come from us. Our culture is like no other, our work ethic is 100% like no other and that is why I am proud to be African.

Watch her video ‘Watch my ting go‘ on YouTube [pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIP2mKO2eSY[/pro-player]

To connect with Lola Rae on social media, follow the links below

Follow on Twitter: @LolaRaeMusic 
Join her Facebook Page: Lola Rae
Subscribe to her YouTube Channel: Lola Rae

Photography by Camillafelgate.com