I quit music, left Nigeria after being scammed – Eldee

Nigerian Hip Hop star turned realtor, Sikirullahi Olanrewaju Dabiri, popularly known as Eldee The Don, has explained why why he quit music and relocated abroad.

The former member of the defunct Trybesmen, said he left Nigeria because he needed to “clear” his head after he got “scammed” by an advisory firm.

According to Eldee, the firm had collected money from some investors and lied to them that they were investing the money in his music.

He made this known during a chat on the latest episode of the King of Talks podcast, hosted by comedian, Teju Babyface.

The veteran rapper, said it took him almost a year before he realised that he was being scammed after incurring huge debts.

Eldee said some members of his team left their families abroad to come to Nigeria to be part of that project but ended up with nothing.

He said; “What happened was that, Shayman introduced me to a gentleman called Tonye Akindele, who at a time had a capital advisory firm. What they do is to look for business to invest in. They have people who fund those portfolios.

“So they approached me for a partnership. And I accepted. But unbeknown to me, what was happening was him [Tonye Akindele] and his partner had the people who were funding the record label but the label was not getting money. I was still funding my music.”

Meanwhile in other news…

CorrectNG reported weeks ago that Eldee revealed that his father was the first person that brought the internet to Nigeria.

The musician made the claim in an interview with media personality, JOI, adding that all his father was responsible for the establishment of cybercafés, tech companies at the time.

The artiste who is now living in the United States with his family, said although he studied architecture at the university, he inherited ICT knowledge from his father.

Eldee said; “My dad was the person that brought the internet, the very first person that brought the internet to Nigeria.

So, he set up pretty much everyone; all the companies that initially, all the first cybercafés that you know. All of those connections came through my popcy. He was an IT guy. So, naturally, by association, I dey very align to IT even though I studied architecture.”