Nigerian Highlife and Afrobeat duo, Ajebo Hustlers have disclosed that their friends advised them to quit music in the early days of their career.
The group comprises of singer, Isaiah Precious aka “Piego” and George Dandeson aka “Knowledge” a rapper.
According to the singers, their friends said it made no sense for them to continue to doing music because they weren’t making a fortune from the profession.
They made this known while having a chat on the latest episode of Afrobeats podcast hosted by Shopsydoo.
Ajebo Hustlers said their struggle for stardom forced them to be accommodated by several family members and friends before they finally hit stardom.
The ‘Pronto’ crooners also revealed that at one point, they were housed by popular singer D’banj’s younger brother, K-Switch.
They said; “We squatted with K-Switch in 2016. I’m no playing. 2017 nothing was popping. It was 2018, we were still trying to push and then we made a record in 2019 with King Perry. I think we were squatting somewhere then.
“That time we were squatting because music was not working and you now have friends that are telling you, omo, thus music is not working, you sure say you try enter street.”
In other news, Yeni Kuti, daughter of late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has said the Afrobeats pioneer was not a good father.
She stated this while being interviewed by media personality, Chude Jideonwo, but added that he was an icon and a role model.
Yeni said she never confronted Fela about not being a good father, but the music legend and his first son, Femi Kuti were always at loggerheads.
She said; “He [Fela] was not quite a good father. No [I never told him that he isn’t a good father]. Maybe Femi, not me. Femi and Fela used to have battles. And Femi will give it to him straight.
“Shola and I, we were like timid. You know, they said, ‘When two elephants are fighting, the grass will keep quiet.
“I can remember one day, Fela just came and said, ‘three of you are useless children’. Femi just said, ‘for what?’ Femi just started facing him and then they started facing each other.
Shola and I will say, ‘it’s okay’. Fela will say, ‘No’. And Femi just said, ‘let him go’. I don’t think I have ever had that kind of confrontation with my father. Maybe because I was a woman.”