They think my family is a bank because of my surname - David Alaba’s sister laments

Rose May Alaba: People think my family is a bank because of my last name | Credits: IMAGO, Instagram

They think my family is a bank because of my surname - David Alaba’s sister laments

David Ben 11:43 - 06.04.2024

Rose May Alaba recently made an interesting revelation of what she’s had to endure because of her last name.

Rose May Alaba, the beautiful sister of Real Madrid defender David Alaba, recently opened up the challenges she has finding genuine people who believe in her vision because of her family background.

The Austrian-Nigerian singer, said people see her family members as cash cows because her brother is a football star, and one of the highest-paid players at Real Madrid.

Rose May Alaba
Rose May Alaba/via Instagram

The singer said this in a recent interview with 88.5 UFM,

“To be honest, the hustle is real. Everybody wants to make money. And I feel like once you hear my last name because it’s connected to a big soccer player which is my brother [David Alaba], they see us as a bank or something. They think we grow trees with money in our backyard. But that’s not the case.

David Alaba
David Alaba in action for Real Madrid || Credit: Imago

“I feel like It’s hard to find genuine people who see the vision. And I feel like you always have to believe in yourself first for them to actually help you.”

Rose May Alaba background

Pulse Sports reported that 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,

Despite being born in Europe, Rose May’s music is largely centred around Afrobeats.

Rose May Alaba
Rose May Alab/via Instagram

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
Rose May Alaba/via Instagram

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.

Rose May Alaba
Rose May Alaba and her parents

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 29-year-old singer is currently promoting her recent release “Lockdown 2.0” which features Ghanaian Afropop sensation, Camidoh.