After bagging her first music award at the 2016 edition of eCelebrity Awards, Nigerian born singer, Chinwendu Florence Izuchukwu popularly known as FLOXY has revealed that she owes it all to the inspirations from iconic singer, Beyoncé Knowles.
Having bagged two nominations at the 2016 edition of eCelebrity Awards, she went ahead to win one with her song, ‘Sweet Dreams’, which happened to be an acoustic cover of the same title by Beyoncé. Floxy was nominated individually in the Vocal Artiste of the Year category with ‘Sweet Dreams’ and in the Best Collaboration of the Year Category, alongside rapper Romy who featured her on the track ‘Never Walk Away’.
Floxy who was absent at the Award Ceremony because of an ongoing examination in her school, had her manager Chinedu Hardy Nwadike receive the award on her behalf. However, her absence did not stop her from making a comment on the social media when she heard she had won in that category as she wrote; “And it finally came. Vocal Artiste of the Year at eCeleb Awards tonight. Thanks you Jesus for the voice. Thank you everyone who voted for me. I am grateful for this.”
In a chat after, she revealed that United States of America based singer, Beyoncé has been a huge role model to her, adding that she had always wanted sing and dance batter than the iconic singer.
“She (Beyoncé) will always be an icon like Michael Jackson and if I hadn’t loved the song so much, I wouldn’t have done a cover of it. I didn’t do it because I wanted to be another Beyoncé, I did it because I always feel like there is another angle to everything and I’m never afraid of that new angle. One thing for sure, if she hadn’t done her version, who knows, maybe I wouldn’t have won this award, so I owe this to her inspirations”, she said.
She then joined in the official statement issued out by her management to thank the organizers of the awards, especially the CEO of the brand, Stanley Akalonu aka Esure, everyone who voted for her and music producer, Somik who produced the song.
“I give it to Somik, he has always been awesome in production, but I love this one so much. The award is dusted and we have to face the next thing which will be a single or video” she concluded.
Floxy’s last single was released in mid-2015 and she would be hoping to bounce back from the sad events of losing both parents within a space of two months, to show her fans that she can only get better in music.