Uriel Ngozi Oputa, a former Big Brother Naija housemate, has revealed she once desired to be like Afro-pop singer, Tiwa Savage.
She made this disclosure via an Instagram post in an attempt to provide clarification on why she is also known as ‘Uriel music star’.
In her post, Uriel recounted an embarrassing incident that occurred many years ago upon her return to Nigeria.
She said the ‘unforgettable’ incident occurred when she was invited to perform at an event while trying to live her dream of becoming the next Tiwa Savage.
Reality TV star said: “Those asking why my name is Uriel music star is because I wanted to be the next Tiwa savage back then. When I first moved to Nigeria, I remember the day I gave up music sha.
“I got invited to perform after hyping myself online. I entered the stage. It was like a dream. My right leg started vibrating.
“I was using one hand to hold leg, the other to hold the microphone. “I started singing, when I reach chorus, they come tell me to on the microphone. Ehen an!! Ok microphone on, I forgot my lyrics, I started singing Amazing Grace.
“One guy clapped for me sha. He later asked for my number, uncle commot before I use my shaking leg kick you.”
Uriel further hailed the “Somebody’s Son” singer.
She said: “Big ups to Tiwa sha e no easy. After that day, I dey run like wolverine if I hear come perform.”
She captioned post: “Why my Name is Musicstar and why I gave up Music. Pls nobody should tell me to try again. I rebuke it.
“Help me tag TIWA she try sha . I no fit lift my leg to dance. My legs stay steady vibrating, no be cute vibrating oh this one go make person commot for bus.”