American singer, Dolly Parton has revealed that the decision to not have kids made her successful.
The 74-year-old singer has been married to Carl Dean since 1966, but the couple never became parents.
Talking to Oprah Winfrey in her upcoming interview for Apple, Dolly is asked whether she has made sacrifices in her career.
‘I’ve made sacrifices but I believe that I know what I’m supposed to do. But you’ve got to make the sacrifice,’ the Jolene chanteuse explains.’Since I had no kids, and my husband was pretty independent, I had freedom.
‘So I think a big part of my whole success is the fact that I was free to work.’
Dolly also feels she wasn’t ‘meant’ to have children, adding: ‘I didn’t have children because I believe that God didn’t mean for me to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine, so I could do things like the [book gifting program] Imagination Library.
‘If I hadn’t had the freedom to work I wouldn’t have done all the things I’ve done and I wouldn’t be in the position to do all the things I’m doing.’
Dolly also spoke of her husband and how she gets asked if he’s actually real.
She shared: ‘A lot of people have thought that through the years, because he does not want to be in the spotlight at all.
‘It’s just not who he is. He’s like, a quiet, reserved person and he figured if he ever got out there in that, he’d never get a minute’s peace and he’s right about that.’
Dolly has made a concerted effort to keep her husband out of the limelight during her career.
She said: ‘I’ve always respected and appreciated that in him and I’ve always tried to keep him out of the limelight as much as I can.
‘He said, ‘I didn’t choose this world, I chose you, and you chose that world. But we can keep our lives separate and together.’ And we do and we have. We’ve been together 56 years, married 54.’
Dolly actually thinks that not being ‘in each other’s faces’ has helped their relationship.
She said: ‘Our joke about the fact, when people ask me why it’s lasted this long, I say, ‘Because I stay gone.’ And there’s a lot of truth in that – the fact that we’re not in each other’s faces all the time.
‘But we do have a great respect and admiration for each other. We both have a great sense of humour. So, we have a lot of fun.’
Asked how they spend their time when they’re together, Dolly explained: ‘We have very similar tastes … we love to travel around our little RV, and we don’t like parties and all that stuff.’
Big Brother Naija 2019 edition winner, Mercy Eke, has taken to social media and slammed people who slut-shame hardworking women.
The former “pepper them” housemate took to her Twitter page on Thursday and went hard on people who have formed the habit of slut-shaming hardworking women.
The reality TV star said shame on men who have sisters and mothers but still make it a habit to slut-shame hardworking women, adding that she has no words for women who partake in such stupid act.
She tweeted, ”If you have a mother and also have sisters, and you slut-shame hardworking women, shame on you. And if you are a woman and partake in such stupidity, I don’t have words for you. You all should know better.”
Popularly referred to as ‘Special Advisor to All Creatives‘, Derin ‘Dr. Caise’ Phillips is leaving no stone unturned to bring a memorable experience at the launch of his 2-day Live Course – ‘Personal Finance for Creatives’ slated for 6th -13th, 2020.
The multi-disciplinary creative who has recently rebranded himself with the release of a spanking new website, a recently launched podcast, an investment company, and coaching programs with special advisory sessions to help creatives improve their finances and productivity while providing accountability, financial management, and investment support for their creative careers and business.
In a quick statement, he enthused…
“I’m passionate about showing creatives how to pursue their artistry and have the financial freedom to live their best life. I bring my creative industry expertise and my educational background in Finance to provide a unique perspective on music, the creative economy, financial empowerment, and real estate investment. My mission is to help creatives make the work they do more sustainable. I understand what it means to be broke mentally and financially. I’m doing this because I wish someone had taught me all these principles a lot sooner. I know for certain, this course will change lives”
He explains further In the debut release of his newly launched weekly podcast – “Case Files w/ Dr. Caise“. Where he shared money insights and myths… He talked about this new wave of empowerment.
“I am going to be giving you some insight into this new phase of empowerment. I have been doing lots of research and I found out that a lot of people from construction to lawyers, doctors… etc. They pay a lot of attention to giving back to their people, they do a lot of training and empowerment that goes on in these industries. But for some reason, the creatives don’t do that and that’s what I am about. Empowering people and giving back to the industry that made me.”
The 2-day Immersive live class focuses on educating and empowering creatives on finance-related topics and practical steps to achieve financial sustainability.
Course Modules include
Day 1: Personal finance Masterclass
Levels of Financial Status
Principles of Money
Day 2: Investment Masterclass
Generating multiple streams of income
How to invest your wealth: cryptocurrency, forex, real estate, stocks, agric-tech.
Risk management and protection.
In a comment by Nigerian Actress, Multiple Award Winning Media Personality & CEO of The BRAG Media Company, Alex Okoroji, she says
“Dr. Caise is the real deal. He is an example of what a multi-disciplinary creative is. One who balances his talent and love for Art, but also believes in using his fame, influence, knowledge, and expertise to create a bigger impact in the lives of others. Many creatives were never taught financial management. Nobody groomed us on how to manage our resources, improve our income with investments, and make our money work for us. Some of us had to make multiple mistakes and learn the hard way. I think there is a place for the work, Dr. Caise does. He isn’t just another financial expert with a degree and masters in Finance…but one who blends his educational background and understands the genuine trouble spot and money challenges of every practicing creative.”
You can find out more by visiting his website. To attend the course – Register at www.DrCaise.com
About Dr. Caise
Dr. Caise, the creative formerly known as DJ Caise is an astute business leader and multiple award-winning creatives who has gained a reputation for his unique approach to helping people achieve their goals and transform their lives, through his professional experience in developing and implementing business growth strategies, engineering process optimization and operational effectiveness and championing healthy financial decision making.
He is the Founder and CEO of Wavis Investment and CM Entertainment.
He is a member of APON (Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) in Nigeria and a Director in Pinetree group of companies.
He is also a certified life coach and an accredited member of the Life Coaching Association of Nigeria (LCAN).
Dr. Caise is the President of the United Africa Dj’s Association and founder of the ACE Creative Academy. An established DJ and pioneer of the “Gidi House” music genre.
Caise gained international recognition and accolades, paving the way for a generation of enlightened entertainers to grow as DJ’s in an underrated and under-represented Entertainment Industry sector.
The award-winning entertainer who broke into the Nigerian entertainment scene as a DJ, Producer, songwriter, and remixer fuses local and international sounds, cutting and blending to create an eclectic mix and mash that he calls Gidi House Music, pulling on everything from funky house to afrobeat, basement to R&B, old school Naija Jams, piling up the pressure on the dance-floors of the Nigerian capital and beyond, serenading audiences across Africa and on to the UK and US.
He is known for a series of hit tracks featured on his album Gidi House Mafia, and his Sounds of Ghana and Sounds of South Africa mixes. He’s appeared at the MTV Africa MusicAwards, represented Nigeria as an in-house DJ on Big Brother Africa.
He has performed at UK’s and Nigeria’s most prestigious nightclubs and entertained a variety of audiences from around the world. His unique and inventive style has enabled him to perform alongside some of the music industry’s leading artists.
To contact Dr. Caise, please email [email protected]
Nigerian music superstar and Grammy-nominated artist, Wizkid is set to headline the Livespot X-Clusive concert slated for December 19 and 20, 2020. The Nigerian global star who is fresh off a hugely successful album release will bring his magic home again during Nigeria’s first-ever hybrid live concert holding in Lagos.
Wizkid has won over 20 awards in a career spanning a decade. Amassing fans across Africa, Europe, America, and across the world, he has scored over 800million streams on youtube, Apple Music, Spotify, and Deezer combined. He has been described as a rising star by Billboard, one of the world’s most authoritative music voices.
The singer and songwriter assured that music lovers and fans watching online and offline will be treated to his best-performance yet. The physical events will feature limited seating in line with COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets and access to the Livestream will, however, be made available via Livespot Nation.
“This year has been tough on everybody, but we all recorded some wins in one way or another,” the artist said. “I want my fans to experience the best live concert in recent memory, and I’m looking forward to making that a reality,” he continued.
With no other major concert to look forward to this December, fans have a lot to expect from Livespot X-Clusive. The concert will also feature other music superstars like Dare Art Alade aka Darey, Yemi Alade and Simi as co-headliners.
The event which will be the first-ever live hybrid concert in Nigeria will host a select few physically at Eko Hotel and the rest of the world will get a chance to stream the concert live on Livespot Nation.
Deola Art Alade, CEO, Livespot360, producers of Livespot X-Clusive says, “The event is going to be a fusion of incredible live performances; music, festival quality sound, impressive lighting, special acts, and immersive experiences, all rolled into one high-octane event which promises to deliver an unprecedented level of quality which Livespot360 is known for. We’re very excited and grateful for the opportunity to keep bringing Nigerians the very best of entertainment.”
Livespot360 is the brain behind some of Nigeria’s most iconic entertainment events in recent times, including Livespot X Festival with Cardi B, Love Like A Movie with Ciara and Kim Kardashian and BAFEST, to name a few.
This event marks the second event Livespot360’s entertainment division Livespot X will be producing and the first event Multi-platinum Afro-soul star Darey will be performing at in five years.
Darey shares his excitement for the event saying, “The ‘X’ in Livespot X-clusive like the X in Livespot X Festival is a dynamic variable that takes up different forms, shapes and expressions year on year. It is an evolving hybrid of unique experiences designed to meet and exceed the entertainment cravings of Nigerians and Africans. And for me, this particular event is all the more special. I get to perform songs from my newest EP Way Home and I also get to share the stage with queens like Yemi Alade and Simi and superstars like Wizkid and Patoranking. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience.”
Livespot X-Clusive is a brainchild of Livespot360, a creative collective of the digital era, unified by a passion for developing disruptive ideas. Combining digital marketing, experiential marketing, advertising, education and entertainment for the Nigerian audience, the company’s mantra is to constantly set the bar in quality and performance.