OH MY GIRL‘s YooA recently went solo with the song “Bon voyage,” but revealed that she had previously rejected offers to go so from WM Entertainment.

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On September 13, YooA along with Apink‘s Namjoo appeared on the radio show 2AM Escape with Cultwo to promote their solo careers.

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On the show, she gave insights into her decision to promote as a solo artist, while retaining her membership in OH MY GIRL.

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For the first time in the group’s five year history, a member is promoting her solo career. But YooA told the listeners that her agency WM Entertainment has repeatedly brought it up since 2019!

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It took until September 2020 for her solo debut, because she repeated turned down the offers.

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I started my career as a member of OH MY GIRL. I was thinking that I wanted to remain as YooA of OH MY GIRL until the very last moment.

— YooA

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Of course, the agency continued to persist. After all, YooA is full of charm, and would have made the perfect candidate for the first solo project from OH MY GIRL.

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OH MY GIRL has seen a boost in popularity following their appearances on Queendom in 2019. This surge in prominence as a collective unit, may have also influenced YooA’s thinking.

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Her 1st mini album Bon voyage, dropped last week on September 17. In the title track, she is portrayed like a fairy in the forest, reminiscent of Disney characters.

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Watch the music video for YooA’s solo debut, “Bon  voyage” here: