My father scolded Wanlov and I over “Uncle Obama” – Deborah Vanessa

Entertainment of Monday, 12 January 2015


Deborah Vanessa Monkey

Uncle Obama hitmaker Deborah Vanessa was on e.TV’s The Late Nite Celebrity Show to talk music, fashion and how her father, who is a reverend, is handling all her antics.

The controversial figure revealed, her father, after hearing her smash hit Uncle Obama called her and her brother Wanlov to register his dissatisfaction.

“When I released the Uncle Obama song he called my brother and me and said he wasn’t really happy about the song so we tried to explain to him that when a child heard it, they wouldn’t be able to process it like an adult would. So it was one’s maturity level that will determine how deep you could understand the lyrics because there was no vulgar and illicit words and children are innocent to process it to that level. So he understood and he said next time I should try and do a different kind of song.”

In December 2013, the designer cum songstress walked the red carpets of Channel O with a revealing dress and her dad registered his disappointment once again via a long text message.

“Another thing he complained about that I remember very well was the dress I wore to the Chanel O awards. He wrote a very long text message – about three paragraphs which will equal three text telling me how he knew I was intelligent, from a good home, well educated, and things like that and shouldn’t be following Lady Gaga and Rihanna of the world. And whoever asked me to wear that dress was a hypocrite but truth of the matter is I don’t follow or copy other people.”