Naija bad girl and musician, Caroline Sam, popularly known as Maheeda has burst the bubbles.
The self-acclaimed ‘goddess of X’ who many Nigerians have overtime been seen as a sex symbol because of the way she showcases her nude on social media networks has spoken up. Maheeda has revealed some things you probably might not to about her.
In this new interview with Encomium, the mother of one and wife talked about how she grew up as an orphan, how she stayed with a family that the man of the house wanted to rape her, how spiritual she is, how she is jealous of Tiwa Savage and Muna and many more. Read excerpts below:
Who is Caroline Sam?
Caroline Sam is also known as Maheeda. I grew up in the North and lost my parents at a very tender age. I am a mother, an orphan and a musician.
Majority know you as Maheeda, how did you come about the name?
I gave myself the name, Maheeda because of the meaning. According to Muslims, it means Blessing. But I chose Maheeda because I heard a story that Maheeda was a vessel filled with gold and some people discovered it and started prospering from the gold. I believe I am the Maheeda, full of gold and Nigerians would discover me.
You were once a gospel artiste, what happened?
I think what happened was just spiritual maturity. At a stage in your life, you have to take a break and grow up or else everything will just be wrong. I needed to grow spiritually. Christians call it born again. I am standing in the gap not for Christians or for Muslims.
At the point you attained spiritual maturity, did it work?
It worked. I just discovered a light because in every light there is a greater light. Some Christians just stop halfway, that is why they remain poor but you have to make something out of it. You need to study well if you really need something and God will show you how to make it.
You sound very religious?
Yeah, of course, I am religious because I still believe in God and nobody can take that away from me. Jesus is the best thing that happened to my life.
Do you belong to any religious sect?
No. This Sunday I go to Christ Embassy, next Sunday I go to House on the Rock or even Redeemed. I am just anywhere Jesus is. When it comes to my music, I am in the middle because I have fans that are Christians, Muslims, lesbians and gays.
As a born again, it appears you don’t have a problem exposing your body. Why is that?
True, I don’t have a problem doing that but I think it is because of my job and I know most Christians won’t understand it. But I just believe that this is what I have to do, to get attention, especially when it comes to my job and I just believe His grace is enough for me. He loves me more than my ‘nakedness’. If you see God as a Father because He sees you as a daughter, I would not because of your nakedness want to ruin you or kill you. That is how I see God. He understands me. He hates me but He loves me at the same time.
I understand you are married, are you still with your husband and does he support your career?
I am still very much in my marriage and my husband does not have any problem with what I am doing. He supports me.
Can you tell us a bit about your husband?
I am sorry, I am leaving him out of this conversation because that is what he wants and I respect his decisions.
In your recent video, Naija Bad Girl, why were you naked?
I did the video naked because I want people including the media to talk about it and that is happening already.
Are you thinking of promoting ‘porn’ through your video?
No, I am not but maybe I am promoting it in a different way. My intention is for people to talkand to get more attention and I did it and got what I wanted.
From observations, it was discovered that there is a kind of rivalry between yourself and Afrocandy. What is going on?
I really don’t know, maybe she feels threatened. I used to feel threatened as well, it is normal. Sometimes I feel jealous of Muna, Tiwa Savage. I feel like why are you having all those things which I don’t have. It is just normal but it is the ability to control it that really matters.
Can you tell us about your music?
So far, I’m loving my music. It is a pity that it did not really give me what I wanted but when I took off my clothes, I got what I wanted. So, I am trying to see if I would get back such trust for my music again. That is why we are working very hard on my singles and videos to give mymusic that push again.
Do you see yourself coming out with an album very soon?
For my album, I’m thinking of this year. I can’t say yet, it depends on how the singles are doing, what my fans want basically. Until they start shouting “can we have an album?” But right now, they are saying Maheeda, we need another video.
Recently, on Instagram you posted a picture of you and your 13 year-old daughter. Can you tell us a bit about her?
Her name is Divine Favour.
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