Take 5: Rose May Alaba

Rose May Alaba is a young and charismatic RnB/ Afro beat artist who brings freshness and unique vocals to her latest single – the Afro beat love song ‘Crazy’ . In it she asserts to her lover that she would go the extra mile for the person she loves. She grew up in Vienna with her Philippino mother, Nigerian father, and her older brother David who is a footballer for Bayern Munich and the Austrian national team. From the age of six her talent became obvious as she emulated her idols Whitney and Christina. Intriguing stuff – we decided to find out more about Rose May Alaba with a Take 5…

When did you realise that you wanted to be a music artist?

What or who has inspired you ? When I performed at the Christmas Playback show of my elementary school I knew that I want to be an Artist. That’s when I realized that I want to be performing on a stage and be an artist and inspire people with my music. I remember I performed “Come On Over” by Christina Aguilera, who was my hero btw – next to Whitney Houston & Lauryn Hill.

Who, living or dead, would you dream of collaborating with?

I would love to collaborate with Lauryn Hill. She is just so amazing to me. The way she just tells stories in such a melodious way is so unique and such a gift. She just inspires me so much.

Tell us about your single ‘Crazy’ – what is the song about?

Crazy is basically about me expressing my unconditional love for someone and what I am ready to do and give for love.

Tell us five things you love about the city you live in, and why……

1 – Water. We have the best water in whole of Austria. You can drink the water from the tap.

2- Safety & Good Living. Vienna is a very safe place to grow up and a very easy place to live in. You get a lot of support from the state as a citizen. •

3 – Food. Traditional Austrian Food is amazing. I’m sure you’ve heard about “Wiener Schnitzel” before. Definitely one of my favorite food.

4 – People. Here in Vienna we have a lot of talented young people trying to pursue their dream. Is it Art, Music, Acting, Designing, Photographing.

5 – 22nd District. That’s the district in Vienna where I was raised and where most of my friends who I also grew up with still live. I just leave 10 minutes from where my family and closest friends live.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Writing and producing great music with different people. But also letting my brand come more and more to life. And of course shooting the next videos to my singles which are going to be dropped soon.