My family asked me to leave home at 15 to hustle – Seyi Vibez

Budding Afrobeats singer, Balogun Afolabi Oluwaloseyi, popularly known by his stage name, Seyi Vibez, has recounted how his hustle started.

The ‘Bullion Van’ crooner said when he was 15 years old, his family urged him to leave home to hustle to cater for himself a well as his parents and siblings.

My family asked me to leave home to hustle at 15 - Seyi Vibez

Seyi Vibez, who is 23 years old, shared the story of his humble beginnings while being interviewed on Cool FM, Lagos.

He said; “I left home when I was 15. Things were difficult in the ghetto, so I had to make way for myself. Even my own family freed me. They said, ‘Go, don’t die here. It’s better you go away and hustle for yourself’.”

Meanwhile, in another news…

Nigerian highlife musician, Kingsley Okonkwo, better known as KCee, has revealed that he is the person who brought Iyanya to Lagos and accommodated him.

Speaking in a recent episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, Kcee said he housed the ‘Ur Waist’ crooner for six years. Kcee also disclosed that he discovered Skiibii’s talent and brought him to the spotlight.

The ‘Ojapiano’ hit-maker, however, added that he doesn’t like blowing his own trumpet despite supporting several of his colleagues in the music industry.

Kcee said; “I brought Iyanya to Lagos, I bought his first flight ticket. He stayed with me for six years in Lagos. I don’t talk about it.

“I also brought Skibii to the music industry. Skibii is grateful to me for that till today. When I was recording ‘Ojapiano,’ Skibii was in the studio with me. He was a co-writer of the song. We visit each other always. We are still like father and son.

“When I saw Skiibii I was like, ‘I love this guy. I’m going to work with him.’ Even when he wasn’t popping, I always tell him, ‘Look into my eyes, you’re gonna blow. I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but you are a star. So that gave him a lot of confidence. I am that guy that know how to identify talent. When I see it, I know. And I would support.”