Budding singer, model and photographer , Naomi Branch , obviously knows what she wants and she is not afraid to go after it with tenacity and focus. However , it hasn ’ t been a bed of roses as the prolific entertainer once escaped being raped in the course of advancing her career .
Sharing the experience with
Sunday Scoop , Branch said , “ The major challenges I face in my career are funding and sexual harassment from men , especially those who you approach for help.
It’ s very difficult , especially for young , beautiful up – and- coming acts like me .
A case in point was when a radio presenter and comedian tried to rape me because I was looking for a job .
I was able to escape from his grip and reported him to the police .
He was arrested but later released because his family is rich and influential.
There are many cases like that and the only way to make it is if you can get a genuine sponsor . ”
Describing her style of music as pop and afro highlife , Branch lists Yemi Alade as one of her role models .
The singer also stated that she was presently working on the video for her new song , Ayo , which is enjoying favourable airplay at the moment .
“The song is about me thanking God for all He has done for me in just a short time of deciding to embrace a professional music career .
God has been so gracious and I just want to use the music to thank Him for His divine help, ” she added .