How ‘Osinachi’ saved me from becoming a beggar – Humblesmith

Nigerian singer, Ekenedirichukwu Ijemba, popularly known as Humble Smith, has revealed that he almost resorted to begging in 2015 before the divine intervention of his hit song.

He said he had gone to a place of worship in Lagos state to beg for help but later changed his mind after he got the inspiration for ‘Osinachi’ while in the church.

The 32-year-old made the disclosure during a recent interview on Hip TV’s Trending, hosted by reality TV star, KimOprah.

Humble Smith said he struggled to get into the spotlight despite executing several musical projects, including shooting a music video in London.

He said; “Osinachi’, every lyric in that song is just me [my story]. This is a true life story. I have something to connect to everybody.

“I wrote ‘Osinachi’ in the church. I went to church to beg for money to feed. But when I got to the church, something told me I’m not a beggar. So, God blessed me with the song in the church.”

On how he got Phyno on the song and Davido on the remix, Humble Smith said hi team suggested he features a superstar so that he could blow.

He added that when the song started making waves, Davido reached out to him and showed interest.

Humblemsith said; “After recording the song, they [my team] were like, ‘Guy you never blow, you need to put person [superstar] for the song to blow.’

“So, we had to reach out to Phyno for that. Then after reaching out to Phyno, the song started making waves, and Davido called for the remix. Big thanks to him.”