Bella Shmurda tacitly confesses to switching from Yahoo Yahoo to music
Nigerian singer, Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed popularly known as Bella Shmurda, has given a hint that he used to be into Yahoo Yahoo also known as internet fraud.
Speaking during a chat on Tea With Taymesan podcast, Bella explained the lyrics of his song which was a narration of his life story.
He recounted how he sang about how a friend named Lati of his gave him money which he used to buy laptop.
However, after six months of using the laptop to ‘do business’ the Newborn Fela crooner said was struggling to cash out.
Bella Shmurda, however, said that before he got the laptop he used to collect 100 or 200 dollars from clients, so it was painful he could not make more money.
According to the musician, he then used some of the money he made at the time to pay for studio session and sang his heart out.
He noted that more complicatedly, he said his girlfriend, Omotena informed him that she was pregnant when he was still squatting and struggling to survive.
Watch him speak below:
Meanwhile, the street artiste earlier revealed that he paid a huge sum of money to free himself from the contract he signed with his former record label.
CorrectNG reports that the Bella Shmurda was formerly signed to One World Global Records.
Bella said he paid N20 million to the management so that he could be released to be an independent artiste after spending just a year out of his 3-year contract.
According to the singer, he was being cheated by the label because they equally funded his music projects, but One World took a larger percentage of the earnings.
Speaking on Tea with Taymesan podcast, he explained that he would source for N500k as requested by the label and they in turn would bring N500k for production, promotion and other things that need funding.
However, when money starts coming from shows, streaming, endorsement and other areas, they would take 70 percent and give him 30 percent.
Bella said he was not comfortable with that arrangement so he hired a lawyer and bought himself out of One World Global Records.