Ebelechukwu Ezeamakam is the first notable female musician playing her gospel music with a wind instrument. She goes by the stage name, Ebele the flutist. In spite of her initial hiccups, she is waxing stronger in her musical career.
In an exclusive interview recently, the flutist, recounts how she has fared so far playing gospel music, attesting that it has been wonderful, what God has been doing for her ever since she started her musical career.
“As the first female flutist in Nigeria, it has been quite hectic. I am called Ebele the Flutist because I play the flute,” acknowledging that apart from her educational background, the lure to do music especially with flute is a gift from God that she will not toy with. “Though, I am from Anambra State, I read Accounting as my First Degree and Business Administration as my Second Degree. But music is a passion for me which I have. I started playing the flute at 14.”
Baring her mind on her musical works attuning it to divine inspiration even with her latest release which is quite marvelous according to her, it boils down to being focused, infusing it with dexterity. “Talking about the latest right now, it has been actually wonderful. I have a latest song now titled:Dream Come True. I must say that the previous songs I had were classic, jazz, but this time, I chose something different. I moved from jazz and classic because these are known genres. I have entered the mainstream where different people can get acquainted with me. And the beautiful thing about me is that I sing very well. I don’t play only the flute. So, this song titled: Dream Come True is produced by famous producer, Cobhams Asuquo. It is an urbane song. I sang more than playing the flute. It is a song people can play in a party even anywhere.”
Going farther in her music innovation is the setting up of a musical training online, which has been embraced by lovers of her music genre, stating that it is a new thing many may not know about her as it were presently.
“I have started a musical training online using it to motivate a lot of people as they are interested learning to play the flute. People go to my Fan page on Facebook to get music and flute tips. As a matter of fact, I have also introduced a new website, where I train people live. People can watch me live and play as I teach them as well.”
On the cards also is her concert album launch still in the making. According to her, “I am planning my concert album launch. Ebele’s World is a new company that I will unveil when I host my album launch. By the special grace of God, I am going to unveil Ebele’s World this year.”