A Nigerian man who attempted to join a record label in 2015 has revealed the six conditions he was given by the top bosses.
Lately, there have been numerous speculations about the type of music record labels that artists sign with.
The man identified as @ustinangelo on his X app revealed that the conditions included smoking, spending all his time in nightclubs, joining a secret society and serving for six months, finding a spiritual guide, being loyal to a specific individual, and regularly dissing a popular artist.
He wrote, “Back in 2015 at Mafoloku in Oshodi, after recording my first song, a group of guys took me to some Ogas (won’t mention names).”
“They gave me the following conditions; 1. start smoking. 2. Must be at nightclubs 24/7. 3. Join the brotherhood and serve for 6 months. 4. Find one Alfa or Cele pastor to be working for me. 5. Be loyal to one gay Oga like that. 6. Diss a popular artist regularly. Omo I no gree join, I tried doing it on my own, but nothing was working. Had to quit out of frustration.” See the post below:
This revelation triggered massive reactions as social media users expressed their thoughts. Some reactions are shown below:
@_MzJayde said, “That’s why Spyro wants to hold Jesus, the real guy.”
@originalucdivin said, “The truth is, fame requires compromising values and making questionable sacrifices. While it may not involve the specific compromises mentioned, achieving fame usually demands some compromising values. In 2015/2016, I recorded my first secular song featuring Slowdog.”
@aynigeria said, “These conditions are sick and old skool.””
@Thatruthtellah said, “Must we sing circular songs? Tbt the music industry is dark & that means you’d have to be very familiar with the system (house) to be able to move in the dark. I ventured into rapping in 2008, lost someone dear to me immediately I dropped my first single. Story 4 another day.”