"Show business is not a verdict!": Russian celebrities who have changed their professionBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/show-business-is-not-a-verdict-russian-celebrities-who-have-changed-their-profession
Today, everyone has almost forgotten about such performers as Alexa, Anastasia Kochetkova or Sasha Zvereva. But once their compositions occupied the first places of all the charts…
What do you think celebrities who have lost their former popularity do? No, they are not sitting idly by, hoping that someday they will be remembered. Former musicians find themselves in completely different spheres and achieve no less, and sometimes even greater success.
We want to tell you about several such artists.
Vyacheslav Bodolika — songwriter
At one time, a member of the group "Prime Minister" broke a lot of women's hearts. Under his songs, they "lit up" in all clubs, and all the fans tried on the romantic images that he sang. Let's remember the same "Girl from the North".
Bodolika stayed in the "Prime Minister" for seven years and even managed to defend the country's honor at Eurovision 2002 together with his colleagues. But, as you know, all good things come to an end sooner or later: the band broke the contract with producer Evgeny Fridland and subsequently broke up. Its members — Vyacheslav Bodolika, Jean Milimerov, Marat Chanyshev and Pete Jason — created a new boy band called "PM", but Bodolika soon left this collective.
In case you forgot (or didn't know) who Vyacheslav Bodolika is, we leave a video of his joint performance with Dominic the Joker.
Alexa is the founder of her own jewelry brand
Singer Alexa (real name Alexandra Chvikova) is a graduate of the fourth "Factory of Stars", who has always differed from other project participants in her expressive appearance and charisma. At one time, the girl performed such hits as "Rain Song", "Air Kiss" and "When you're around". By the way, she recorded the last song together with her then—boyfriend, rapper Timati.
But the girl failed to achieve success on stage, so in 2009 she finally stopped all attempts to conquer the "musical Olympus" and found herself in a completely different sphere. Now Alexa is a jewelry designer. Her rings, earrings, necklaces and other "trinkets" are worn by hundreds of girls around the world, including stars.
And with this song, Alexa once tried to pass the qualifying round for Eurovision. After hearing the girl singing live, you inadvertently begin to admire Olga Buzova's vocal abilities.
Alexandra Zvereva — insta-mom, businesswoman
Sasha Zvereva is a former member of the Demo group. Yes, this is the one who sang about "The Sun in your hands." In 1999, this song took the first places in all the charts, which brought the young band real fame.
Over time, Sasha decided to start a solo career and even recorded an album called "Thank You". But something went wrong: young and promising artists ousted Zvereva from the stage. And she was not against it, because by that time the girl already had two children. The third son Leo was born in 2015.
Now Sasha has an Instagram profile dedicated to motherhood, and is also engaged in the production of clothing for pregnant and lactating women. In addition, Zvereva has developed her own course "Smart Moms", in which she teaches other girls the art of motherhood.
Anastasia Kochetkova — director
Nastya Kochetkova is another "factory owner", known to many for her participation in the "Gang" group. At one time, the team was wildly popular, but, after the death of one of the participants, it broke up. As a result, only Timati managed to stay afloat, the public quickly forgot all the other "bandits".
However, Nastya did not despair and found herself in another business. She spent eight and a half years to master all its nuances. We are also talking about directing. The girl graduated from the New York Film Academy, met a new love (Nastya was previously married to director Rezo Gigineishvili) and gave birth to her second child. As you can see, after the end of a career, the life of some musicians is just beginning.
And here is one of Nastya's most famous songs.