Our Goole caught up with talent show winner, Rosie Childs, 26, from Snaith, for an exclusive chat about her singing career.
Rosie, have you always lived in the Goole area?
No – I moved to Snaith just over a year ago but I was actually born and grew up in Ghana. My husband, Chris, is English – we met when he was in Ghana for work. I was singing in the hotel he was staying at. We fell in love, married in Ghana and then I moved to England in May 2015 with our daughter, Ariana, 2.
How long have you been singing for?
I’ve loved singing all my life – I used to sing at church a lot when I was growing up – but I’ve been singing professionally for around six years now. In 2012 I entered Ghana’s nationally televised Vodafone Icons as part of a group called Waves and we came third. After that I became the resident singer for a number of five-star hotels in Ghana.
What do you love about singing?
When I stand on a stage I feel like a different person and I can really express myself through the music. The lyrics I sing usually mean a lot to me and I love being able to connect with my audience and allow them to feel it too.
Who is your inspiration?
Whitney Houston – she had such a powerful, beautiful voice and presence and I’ll always aspire to be like her.
Do you have support from friends and family?
My friends and family in Ghana have always been really supportive. They were thrilled to hear I’d won Goole’s Got Talent. The support is great here in England too – my mother-in-law Sue is definitely my biggest fan!
What are your plans for the future?
I am busy being a mum at the minute but I’m still available for open-mic nights and parties or events. When my daughter goes to school I plan on booking more gigs and pursuing my singing career further – I can’t wait!
You can contact Rosie for bookings and enquiries on 07469 767982 or find her on Facebook @RosieChilds