Music is once again changing the life of another singer and this time it’s the rave of the moment in Nigeria, Oluwafemi Oladapo Oko-Eko, popularly known as Slimcase.
The Oshozondi crooner said he was once a factory worker who earned N15, 000 monthly for about ten (10) years before fame found him.
In an interview with Punch Newspaper, the singer said three (3) years after he began working as a factory worker, he decided to give music a shot but chose the rap genre, a move that did not pay him at all.
The singer noted that after embracing ghetto sound, he decided to switch genre; a decision which has turned him to one of the rave-of the-moment artistes.
Slimcase revealed that he is one of the most sought-after artists and he charges about N1 million per show.
His words: “Before fame found me, I worked as a factory boy for about ten years. I worked with Dangote and a lot of companies that produce dry gin. I earned about N15,000 per month but now, I am one of the most sought-after artists and I charge about N1m per show,” he said.
“I never believed that I would be this big within a short period of time. I have been in the industry for about seven years but when I started, I was a rap artist; I did radio-friendly songs but my life and music changed when the Shaku Shaku trend came on board.
“Before I released my hit song, ‘Oshozondi,’ the guys on the streets of Mushin and Agege area had been dancing the Shaku Shaku dance but there was no beat that blended with their songs. They had been looking for a peculiar beat that would be rhythmic with the sound but the likes of Davido and Wizkid were giving them posh songs till I came on board and released the ‘Oshozondi’ song and the beat was purely for the street; it was pure Shaku Shaku beat.
“The trend of the new song and the dance step just came out at the perfect time and it worked for me. Before I knew it, they started dancing Shaku Shaku to my song and people began to believe that I was the one that originated Shaku Shaku. After the ‘Oshozondi,’ the ‘Legbegbe’ song came on board,” he said.