Overtime, top Nigerian celebrities have shared their journey to fame stories; some are quiet interesting while others faced very challenging situations.
In a recent chat with Saturday Beats, the Oshozondi crooner stated that he used to work as a factory worker where he received N15,000 as salary for a period of ten years. Narrating how the turn around set in, Slimcase claims he is now being paid N1million to perform at shows.
“Before fame found me, I worked as a factory boy for about ten years. I worked with Dangote and a lot of companies that produce dry gin. I earned about N15,000 per month but now, I am one of the most sought-after artistes and I charge about N1m per show,” he said.
Revealing how he started music, he explained how he decided to give music a shot after he had worked in the factory for three years but didn’t do well due to his choice of rap genre. After embracing ghetto sound, he decided to switch genre; a decision which has turned him to one of the rave-of the-moment artistes.
“I never believed that I would be this big within a short period of time. I have been in the industry for about seven years but when I started, I was a rap artiste, I did radio-friendly songs but my life and music changed when the Shaku Shaku trend came on board.
Before I released my hit song, ‘Oshozondi,’ the guys on the streets of Mushin and Agege area had been dancing the Shaku Shaku dance but there was no beat that blended with their songs. They had been looking for a peculiar beat that would be rhythmic with the sound but the likes of Davido and Wizkid were giving them posh songs till I came on board and released the ‘Oshozondi’ song and the beat was purely for the street; it was pure Shaku Shaku beat.
The trend of the new song and the dance step just came out at the perfect time and it worked for me. Before I knew it, they started dancing Shaku Shaku to my song and people began to believe that I was the one that originated Shaku Shaku. After the ‘Oshozondi,’ the ‘Legbegbe’ song came on board,” he said.