Daring musician, African China, (Chinagorom Onuoha) has cried out. Rumours have been flying around town that the once in a time rave singer, widely known for his anti-government songs has gone oblivion and has turned hairdresser.
Now, the audacious singer, contrary to rumours that he has also gone broke and dumped music, said… “There is no atom of truth in the story making rounds that I went broke or I have quit music to become a hairdresser. I am a realist and there is no point lying.”
“While I was growing up, I used to be a barber; I shaved hair in Orile, Ajegunle, Amukoko, Okokomaiko and other places. When I became successful, I felt that I needed to have a fallback plan and I also needed to give back to the people who are in the business in order to empower them, so I got a unisex salon, set it up and gave it out to someone to manage. I am not broke; I have so many investments and businesses.”
“There are some of my colleagues that cannot walk with their heads high like I do today simply because they spent their money lavishly. They spent their money in clubs, on women, alcohol and drugs. I did not do that and now, I have something to fall back on. Most of these colleagues go around saying that they need sponsors, they use the excuse that most of the younger artistes are being sponsored by ‘yahoo boys’.”
“The reason they are saying that is that they cannot support themselves but I can because I have something to fall back on. I made good use of my time and I am so happy about that. I can always walk around with my head high anywhere I go.”
“When I started music, the ‘Twitter’ we had was to knock on people’s door to inform them about our projects or interviews on the television. Even when there was erratic power supply and no one saw our interviews on the television, we succeeded. So nobody can pull me down. Today, people pick their phones, say silly things and they become superstars. Back then, it had to do with your creativity. If I could make it then, I would always make it.”