Rising musician Shallipopi discusses his struggles finding housing after moving to Lagos during his first-ever performance.
The musical phenomenon talked about his experiences in the music business in an interview with the Zero Conditions podcast.
Shallipopi said that the majority of the individuals he relied on in Lagos rejected him, shedding light on the difficulties and victories he had during his formative years.
Shallipopi was paid 50,000 Naira for his first show performance in Port Harcourt. Considering that this was the start of his live musical engagements, he enthusiastically accepted the cash.
He also mentioned that the organizers had paid for his airfare, which was a modest but significant introduction to the world of music.
Shallipopi conveyed gratitude and satisfaction despite the comparatively small payment, demonstrating his dedication to music above and beyond material gain.
“When I got to Lagos, I was looking for who to stay with; I wasn’t lost but couldn’t find anyone. Eventually, I found somebody and told them I would only stay for four days; I dey try corner them. After four days, I got a show in Port Harcourt for N50K. I never meet any distribution company, I was doing everything with my phone,” he said.
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