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Friday, 25 April 2014

"My type of music was not liked in lagos" - Flavour


Chinedu Okoli popularly known as Flavour, told his story about his journey to stardom, which was not an easy ordeal, but all the hardwork paid off as he is able to fulfill his passions.

He ran away from home to find greener pastures

"When I left Enugu for Lagos, many studio men and music bands turned me down on the grounds that they didn't understand my type of music. I found out that Lagosians have this type of music that they like.
They didn't like my type of music until later. It was that time we used to go to joints on Saturdays to sing for big men. I caught their attention first before I later switched to highlife. They liked it and even sprayed me money"

He was able to record his first track in 2003, but the quality wasn't nice to him, so he waited for four years to improve.

"I recorded my first track in 2003. I listened to it, didn't like it and discarded it and took my time. I felt I needed to be patient and not rush to fame. I didn't want people to reject my song. Then I worked for fours, after which I went back to music in a very big way in 2007."

He is finally accepted not just by Lagosians and Nigerians but also internationally. Patience and hardwork truly pays.