Nigerian rapper, Erhiga Agarivbie known by his stage name, Erigga, has chided his father for being entitled to his wealth despite not having a hand in his upbringing.
He said he had to raise himself from age 8 because his father was absent, only for the man to now scold the musician for not taking care of him.
According to the Hip Hop artiste, since he became successful, his dad started reaching out to him and making demands.
Speaking in the pilot episode of Spill With Phyna podcast, Erigga said his step brothers were begging him to forgive their dad, being that he did the same thing to them.
Erigga said; “When you see parents start feeling entitled, it doesn’t make sense because you had many years ahead of me, why didn’t make it before me? People don’t really address this entitlement mentality in Africa.
I was facing the street alone. I was involved in too many things that I can’t even say on camera. And I just keep wondering like what if I was shot or arrested? Because most of the people I was with then are either dead or in jail.
I had to start raising myself at the age of 8. I started living with my friends and learning bad habits. But then again, I fell in love with music at a very tender age so I knew where I wanted to be regardless of where I was.
Then many years later, I now become Erigga then somebody comes and say, ‘Yo! You’re not taking care of me. You’re not doing this and that.’ And I’m like, ‘Bro, na relations we be because you no father the father wey you suppose father normally. I don father myself alone. And I can’t give you the credit.
All my stepbrothers started begging me to forgive our dad, saying he wasn’t also responsible to them. But at the end of the day, they are only having the conversation with me because I am who I am.”