June 20, 2018

Slimcase speaks on working with D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid


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Suddenly, every artiste wants to work with Slimcase, who was a struggling singer a few years ago


Speaking with Punch, the Oshozondi singer said, “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 artistes and I charge about N1m per show.

“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 artiste. 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.

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On being featured by D’banj, he stated that he thought it was a prank when he got the call.

“I never imagined the likes of D’banj or Tiwa Savage featuring me in a song but it has happened and next week, I am releasing another song with Wizkid. It was when the ‘Legbegbe’ song trended that I got a call from someone in D’banj’s camp for a feature with him. After that, I got a call from DJ Enimoney and we did a song that featured the likes of Tiwa Savage and Reminisce,” he said.

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