Talented songstress, Seyi Shay has recounted how relocating to Nigeria boosted her music career.
Seyi made this known in an interview on ‘BBC Africa’s What’s New?’
“Before my mum died some years ago, she said to me: ‘Seyi, this music that you are doing here in London is nice, it’s good but it’s going to be hard for you. Why don’t you go home to Nigeria and do music.
“I think that’s really where you’re going to become something. And I said: No Mum. What am I going to Nigeria to do?
“I didn’t really think about doing music in Nigeria at that time, but she was right. I flew out to Nigeria, teamed up with the right, influential people in the music industry.”
The ‘Yolo Yolo’ sensation also stated that Nigerian artistes don’t have to struggle with their identities anymore because the world is on the Afrobeat wave.
“I just feel like it was just a matter of time before what is happening now with Afrobeats happened.
“We don’t even have to struggle with our identity anymore because the whole world is on the Afrobeat wave.”
The svelte singer alos noted that she has been tempted to give up on several occasions because it is hard being an independent musician in Nigeria and Africa.
“I continue to do music, as hard as it is to be an independent musician in Nigeria and Africa.