In a chat with Saturday Beats, Street hop musician and ‘Legbegbe’ master, Mr. Real, revealed how tough the road to stardom was and how his family members advised him against pursuing a career in music.
He said, “I have been doing music for over 10 years now. But you know in life when it is not your time, there is nothing you can do about it. All this while, I have been working and waiting on God for a breakthrough. Once God says it is your time to shine, no man on earth can stop you from shining. Before my song, ‘Legbegbe,’ I was only doing free shows. But it is a different story now.
“There was no time I thought of leaving music despite the pressure I was getting from my family members then. For me, music is part of my existence as a human and there is nothing else I can do better than music. When I was not making money from music and things looked stagnant, my father wanted me to try other things. It was a serious issue at home. I cannot blame my father because he wanted the best for me; I am his first child. But I insisted that it was music or nothing. It was not easy to stay focused as I got frustrated by my family members. At a time, I stopped visiting family members because they were always advising me to find something better. To them, I was wasting my time and it was high time I tried other things. I felt it was better I stop visiting because I didn’t want to leave music.”
Sadly, his father died last year and could not witness the success his son had achieved through his music career. The singer said that it was one of the regrets he has had to live with in life. “My father is no more; he died last year. I feel bad that he is not alive to see my growth in the music industry, but I am certain he would be happy for me. My mother died years ago too. But I have six younger siblings to look after. Though my parents are dead, other family members, who wanted me to quit music, can at least see that my consistency has finally paid off. Once you believe in yourself, the sky is your limit and nothing can stop you,” Mr. Real said.
The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to take place today as many prepare to watch the long awaited wedding
The most talked about wedding has been in the media for several reasons ranging from the guests list, to the magnificent cake which involves six bakers to create and narrowed down to the implication of the prince having a black bride not to mention the number of traditions that have been broken by this union
Crowds are arriving in Windsor, while hundreds more camped out overnight to secure the best viewing spot.
Prince Harry has been made the Duke of Sussex by his grandmother the...
Quite number of people love taking selfies, especially because it entails capturing memorable moments in our lives, however, in some occasions, taking a selfie could be life threatening yet caution is being thrown to the wind
A Kenyan Governor, Alfred Mutua reportedly plunged into river while taking selfie on newly-built bridge as he was taking a tour
The incident which occured yesterday, left the residents of Ogembo in Kenya awed upon receipt of the news as it turned out that the contractor did a shoddy job.
The footbridge gave way under the weight of dignitaries and villagers who had trooped out to celebrate the inauguration of the bridge
However, upon an interview granted by the governor, he dismissed the report about selfies.
“I have been baptised by River Gucha and now I must build a house in Gucha,”
“The bridge caved in after a crowd of those who...
Nigerian singer, Sound Sultan has spoke on how awesome he connects with fellow music artiste, Tuface Idibia. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the veteran singer who has been in the music business for decades now spoke on how he settles whatever misunderstanding he has with Tuface.“The funny thing is that there is nothing that causes a fight between Tuface and me. If we have a misunderstanding, we make fun of it and settle it. That is the beauty of our friendship.Whenever we have a problem, we make fun of it and resolve the issue. We argue and it is more of a hobby for us but we realise that we must not always agree on an issue.
We have never had a quarrel over women or music. When it comes to music, we connect greatly with our inspirations. We connect greatly.