Nigerian Actor, Jude Chukwuka has revealed what he did to maintain his sanity when popular Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley Promised him N1m.
CANDIIDONLINE recalls that Chukwuka had recently posted a video of himself on Instagram, singing one of Naira Marley’s songs, word for word. The video, however, went rival and the singer promised to give the actor N1m for the act.
The 56-year-old actor who speaks Yoruba fluently, in an interview with Sunday Scoop, said: “I enjoy singing and in recent times, Naira Marley has become my favourite artiste. It’s like I help my contemporaries to hear and understand what these young boys are doing.
“I really cannot explain how I felt when I was told that Naira Marley was looking for me online. I got over 500 calls. When I eventually answered a colleague’s call, he told me to go on Instagram that Naira Marley was looking for me.
“I then went online and saw so many messages. I didn’t even know how to feel at first. But to keep my sanity, I switched off my phone, so no one could reach me till I got home.”
“”I don’t know why the video of Mafo that I posted went viral. I had actually wanted to do another song but I changed my mind and that one went viral. I didn’t know it was going to spark such an interest globally and I’m glad it did.
“I cannot say how long it took me to learn the lines because I must have heard the song over a hundred times. Every time I heard it, I picked one or two lines and in a short while, I started to sing along.”