Rose May Alaba is the beautiful sister of Real Madrid star David Alaba, both of whom are of Nigerian descent.
Fast-forward to over a decade later, the 30-year-old defender has established himself as one of the most versatile players of a generation, and a serial winner in European football, winning every single major trophy at club level.
However, in this article, we will be looking at top facts about a member of the Real Madrid star’s family, his sister, Rose May Alaba, who recently made the headlines in Nigeria after confessing her desire to learn her Nigerian father’s native language.
Rose May Alaba: 7 Interesting facts about David Alaba’s sister REVEALED!
1. She is a Nigerian princess and David Alaba’s only sibling
Rose May Alaba and David Alaba were born in Vienna, Austria, to a Nigerian father George and a Filipino mother, Gina.
Rose May’s father George Alaba is a crown prince from Ijebu Ode in Nigeria,
Rose May and her brother David Alaba are extremely close and constantly shout out each other on social media.
2. How old is Rose May Alaba?
Rose May Alaba was born on May 26, 1994.
As of May 2023, she is 29 years old, just a year younger than her brother and Real Madrid defender David Alaba.
3. Rose May Alaba is a famous singer in Austria
David Alaba’s sister is an Austrian singer, songwriter and recording artist.
She is best known for her 2016 single, Love Me Right, which peaked at number 1 on the Austrian iTunes chart for over four weeks.
She also represented Austria at the 2017 Europa Music Contest and performed the theme song for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.
Rose May Alaba began her musical education early, as her parents enrolled her in piano lessons at the age of eight after they discovered her interest and talent in music when she was 6 years old.
She later learned to play the guitar by herself after studying tutorials on YouTube.
In 2011 she became a member of the girl group BFF, which was put together in the casting show Popstars - Mission Austria, although the band broke up in 2013.
In 2014 she completed a three-year course at the film Academy in Vienna.
In 2015, Alaba released her debut single All of This is You, which peaked at number 16, on the Austrian Singles Top 40 charts.
However, in 2016, the release of her single Love Me Right, produced by Rodney Hunter, enjoyed remarkable success and peaked at number 1 on the Austrian iTunes chart for over four weeks, earning her an appearance at the Amadeus Austrian Music Award.
In 2017, Coca-Cola approached her to write the theme song for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, titled Can You Feel It.
She performed the song at the opening ceremony, which was held in Vienna, Austria.
As of May 2023, Rose May Alaba has over eight songs including her latest Afrobeat-inspired 2023 release, Ibadi (Your Waist).
4. She is determined to learn her father’s native language, Yoruba
Although Rose May is an Austrian singer, she has always wanted to connect to her father’s Nigerian roots.
Rose May Alaba only began connecting with her Nigerian heritage in 2017, during a visit to Nigeria.
That same year, she took an interest in the Afrobeats genre, which inspired the production of another single My Love (Sabi O).
The song which fused Afrobeat and Pop influences was produced by Adrian Louis and Sovida Beatz and it also enjoyed massive airplay on Nigerian radio stations.
Later on, Rose May collaborated with Nigerian Afropop star Mayorkun on the song 50/50, which went on to top the Nigerian iTunes Charts.
The song currently has more than half a million views on YouTube.
Recently, Rose May Alaba confessed during the promotion of her latest single, Ibadi (Your Waist) that she wished she could speak Yoruba, her father’s native language.
According to her, she was not able to learn Yoruba because her parents always communicated with them in English.
“It breaks my heart that I can’t speak Yoruba because I really wish I can" she said.
I grew up in Austria, and my parents communicated in English, so that was how I was able to speak English. I learned how to speak German in school.
Growing up in Austria, I was exposed to the cultures of my country of birth while also interacting with the Yoruba cultures of my father and the Filipino cultures of my mother.
“The result is a cultural hybrid that combines with my parent’s musical backgrounds to make me an artist whose music carries intercontinental markers.” Rose May Alaba revealed in an interview with TurnTable.
5. Rose May Alaba social media
As of May 2023, the Ibadi crooner has over 108,000 followers on her official Instagram page, where she mostly posts about her music.
She also has a great fashion taste often slaying in a variety of outfits which she shows off on the popular social media platform.
6. She is a Christian
Rose May Alaba and her brother David, grew up in a Christian home.
They are both members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In her recent interview with TurnTable, Rose May Alaba revealed that the Church was the only place where she could have access to Nigerian food while growing up.
"Growing up, the church was the only place I was able to get Nigerian food because some aunties were always making them for us. My Dad also occasionally made Fufu and stew for us." she said.
7. Rose May Alaba is set to become an Aunt for the 2nd time
Rose May is very close to becoming an aunt for the second time with her brother’s partner set to put to bed very soon.
Real Madrid star David Alaba is currently dating Halimar Heppner, the daughter of renowned chef Frank Heppner, who is famous for his expertise in Euro-Asian cuisine.
Alaba and his girlfriend welcomed their first child back in 2019, although, the name or any further information about the boy is not known as the couple have kept his identity secret.
However, the couple announced earlier in February this year that they are expecting their second child.
Halimar took to her Instagram page to announce the news showing off a beautiful baby bump with her boyfriend in a photo she captioned: ‘We kept a little secret - Baby number 2 is on the way 🤍’.
Reacting to the heartwarming news, Rose May Alaba commented underneath the post: ‘ANOTHA ONE 🗣❤️’.
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