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Unlike the sports we all know today, music lacks the platform through which children can grow or even discover their talents. The world of sport on the other hand have scouting systems, academies, local teams and well defined structure to pick players from their homes. In music, it was not the same because, musicians have always had to go after the record labels than wait to be heard.

Valentine Chiamaka

. She is like the mythical queen of Zazzau of ancient Zaria in Nigeria who fought wars and won although in the case of Aretha; she fought against an unstable childhood and early motherhood and won. She fought against limitation in the music industry and won. She fought against societal imbalance and discrimination and won. She wrote her name in the gold book of humans that lived, loved and achieved everything they could wish for. My prayers are with her family; Rest on Queen of Soul Music.

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