My Voice will break TV curse, vows winner Mo
THE VOICE champ Mo Adeniran feels it can be ‘quite difficult’ for black artists in the music industry but hopes to avoid the show’s winner’s ‘curse’.
The singing contest failed to produce a star during its stint on the BBC, but as ITV’s first winner, the 21-year-old assured us he remains ‘unfazed’ by the challenge to buck the trend.
‘I’m not going to allow stress or pressure to stop me from succeeding,’ Mo exclusively told GP. ‘Hopefully, in a year’s time, I’ll be able to look back and say that I’ve achieved everything I was expected to.’
Coached to victory by Jennifer Hudson and landing a lucrative deal with Polydor records, the former hotel worker is inspired by a wave of Grime stars making a splash in the charts at the moment.
‘For black artists, it can be quite difficult at times but I use that as extra motivation,’ added Mo. ‘I do feel it’s changing, though, take Stormzy for example, and the fact grime is on the up.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth