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Entertainment of Thursday, 13 February 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Lionel Richie reveals why he wishes failure for his daughter in her career

Lionel Richie has revealed why he wished failure for his daughter, Sofia, in her career.

The legendary singer revealed on Wednesday the tough career advice he gave to his daughter when she first expressed a desire to take up a career in showbiz.

“I told her, ‘I wish you lots of failure, young,'” he told reporters at an American Idol event.

“We’re in a business where it’s how you recover and ‘yes, yes, yes’ does not feel terrible, so you have to get smacked in the face,” he said. “I said, ‘You’re going to have a little bit more of a different time because you’re coming from a family where they expect a little bit more.'

Lionel Richie went on to reveal the pressure faced by Sofia for having a famous musician dad.

“When Nicole was about 4 years old, she went on a talent show. She’s about to go on to do her little act and they said, ‘And now we have Lionel Richie’s daughter’ and she froze,” he recalled. “She said, ‘Dad I don’t want to be here.'”

He continued, “I remember that being, what a terrifying moment.”

He also revealed the ultimate advice he gives his children which is “do your best, give them attitude and kill it.”

“She’s got the attitude,” he said of Sofia, adding that all of his kids “have great attitudes” when it comes to working in the entertainment industry. “She sings too. I’m so excited about her.”

“They’re all taking chances and I want them to do it now,” he added of his children. “Sofia’s doing fabulous right now.”