According to him, he’s never been a believer of ‘quick success’ but one who’d rather consistently put in hard work to achieve his goals.
Popular rapper Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike aka Phyno has opened up on what he passed through before achieving fame.
According to him, during his wee days as a struggling artiste he was advised to join a cult or engage in ritual if he wished to succeed in his career.
He stated this while counselling up-and-coming artistes on ditch desperation and the so-called ‘easy’ road to success but to rather strive genuinely to attain it.
Following the death of MohBad and the controversies surrounding the unfortunate event, the discourse about artistes desperation for success, being signed to record labels that exploits and subjects them all forms of maltreatment when they attempt leaving has continued to gain waves online.
Ezege, as the rap star is also fondly called, advised young artistes to checkmate their thirst for quick success, be weary of signing with just any record label out of desperation regardless of their the terms and conditions which most times are unfavourable to the artistes.
He explained when some of these label bosses sense desperation in these young talents, they capitalise on it and take undue advantage of them; making them sign contracts that’ll be to their detriment one way or another.
“Some people look at us today and think we got it easy, Not at all”, said the Igbo rap act.
“Infact I’ve never loved easy things. Before many people heard of Phyno, I’ve had songs that no one knew exist.
“A couple of friends told me to blow, I must join a cult or sacrifice something or someone, I told him the price is too much. I’ll never do such.
“I believed in myself and the power of hard work, I started little and today I thank God.
“Young talents need to relax, do not be desperate about record deals or being on the spotlight. Keep working, when it’s time you’ll shine.
“Imagine begging a label to sign you, what kind of terms will they give you? They already know you are desperate and they will use you.
“At the beginning you might not see it but give it time, you’ll regret it. Nothing pays more than hard work and consistency.”