Eva Alordiah recently cleared up rumors of her retirement which made the rounds last week. The rapper took to her personal blog to pen an open letter to her fans to explain the confusion.
When I said “Eva Alordiah Live 1” was my last show as a music artiste, what I meant to say was I am ending that chapter where I played out the role of just being a music artiste and beginning a new, even more fulfilling one as an all encompassing creative artist.
Rumors of Eva’s early retirement from music came up after the rapper published a confusing post on Instagram in support of the “One Nite Live and Unplugged Concert with Eva Alordiah”.
It's tomorrow!! My last show as a 'Music Artiste'! Yes, I am ending another chapter in my life and ready for the next! If you Love Eva, you gotta be here tomorrow no? Please 😣 I really want you to come. Bring 4 friends. I would be performing songs from before you knew me till right now! It is Live and Unplugged with the band and I want to share this experience with only the best and realest fans! If you have never seen me play with the band please be here tomorrow! I promise you a fantastic Hiphop experience, God help me Can't wait to see you guys. 💜💜💜 I would be at the Venue from 8PM to meet you all one on one! Pictures, Selfies, Drinks, anyone? Please please please tag 2 crazy Eva Fans! Free! VENUE: THE LOUNGE LAGOS, 30 Ademola Adetokunbo VI (beside SweetSensation) #LiveShow #Concerts #LoudNProudLive #EvaLive #EvaUnplugged
The post was published on 25th, March 2016 but Eva was forced to clear the air merely a week later.
This is not the first time the femcee has been in the news for making remarkable about-faces either. In May, 2012 she gushed about penning a record deal with eLDee and Trybes Records,
Wow! I had to go through 13 Record deals to finally get here.. Did I say Yes to the 14th? Yes! Am I happy? Oh Yes!!
— Eva (@EvaAlordiah) May 29, 2012
Good morning Yall! Join me as I welcome @evaalordiah the newest member of Trybe Records v2.0!
— Lanre eLDee Dabiri (@eLDeeTheDon) May 30, 2012
But after reports of a parting of ways between Eva and Trybe Records had began to circulate, she performed a sensational U-turn in August when she granted Bella Naija an interview and denied ever signing a record deal in the first place.
I have pretty much survived my whole career without ever signing on to any record label contrary to all the many reports you might have heard about my “supposed” affiliations with this and that label. I get a lot of support from a lot of well meaning people, but have I ever being signed to a record label.
However, perhaps Eva’s most significant change of heart is her oft-delayed debut album “1960|. The highly-anticipated project was initially scheduled for a January 2015 release but is now set to hit shelves sometime this month.