Veteran Ghanaian songstress Belinda Nana Akua, popularly known as Mzbel, has stated that she's no longer "hardcore" and that part of her public persona no longer applies to her.
According to a recent interview on local television, Mzbel has confessed to have turned a new leaf in her life as a Ghanaian celebrity. The well known artist revealed that following an attempt to re-brand her music and "change her style", she is no longer the Mzbel of old that Ghanaians knew.
The "Sixteen Years" hit-maker, speaking on Atinka TV's morning show "Ghana Nie", related that for a long time many Ghanaians have had the wrong perception that she's hardcore, while the truth is completely different.
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“When people hear of Mzbel they expect to a hear certain hardcore character but I’m not like that. That branding is over. I’m now a mother and if I want to repeat certain things I did in the past they wouldn’t befit me now,” she claimed.
Speaking to show host, Ama Gyenfa Ofosu-Darkwah, she said following the birth of her only son she [Mzbel] joined a church and that she was advised to stop her kind of music because the church she attended felt it was "bad".
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Mzbel revealed that she later decided to go back to making music as it was the only thing that sustained her financially, but that she had resolved to change her style.
"I realized later that it isn’t bad to do my type of music but I needed to change my style”, said Mzbel, "So I’ve started all over. This is the job that puts food on my table and so I can’t stop. I tried a boutique business but it never worked out, I tried an underwear business and it failed to sell, so I came back to do music again and I’m doing well”.
The well known songstress went on to say that she's also engaged in several acts of charity in Ghana.
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