‘I wanted to be the next Tiwa Savage’ – BBNaija’s Uriel Oputa recounts her failed music career

BBNaija 2017 ex-housemate, Uriel Oputa has revealed why she abandoned her music career and why she is known as ‘Uriel music star.’

Uriel wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that she had hoped to be the next Tiwa Savage when she moved to Nigeria, but things did not go as planned.


Uriel described an occasion in which she was invited to play at an event and was so terrified that she forgot to put on the microphone while singing.

Someone came to tell her to put on the microphone, but she forgot the lyrics and ended up singing ‘Amazing Grace.’

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Uriel went on to say that following the encounter, she gave up music and promised to never be part of anything related to music again.

In her words;

“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 my leg, the other to hold the microphone. I started singing when I reached chorus, they come to tell me to on the microphone.

Ehen an!! Ok microphone on, I forget 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.


Big ups to Tiwa sha e no easy after that day, I dey run like wolverine if I hear come to perform.

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.”

See her post below;

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