Olamide – I will never pay for international collaborations
The YBNL boss when asked if he would consider paying, like his contemporaries have done, he blurted, “Ogun kill international collaboration!” Olamide in this interview with HipTV said he will never shell out cash for any international collaboration no matter what. So, Olamide will never pay for international collaboration, but why? Because, he says his mentor and Nigerian Mega Legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti never paid to get recognized abroad.
“Because Fela no even do any international collaboration before dem recognise Fela for international market,” the ‘Bobo’ rapper said, adding that he remains in the spotlight because by God’s grace he works hard to represent the street. “We are not bothered because we rep the street, and the street is the majority.” The Who u epp rapper said this in reference to recent major collaborative projects between Nigerian artistes and their international counterparts, the most famous being Wizkid X Drake’s collabo hit One Dance and Shabba featuring Chris Brown, Trey Songz and French Montana.
So if Olamide will never pay for international collaboration, then who will? Well, Wizkid with his talent doesnt need to based on his recent collabos. However, sources say that Davido paid rapper Meek Mill a whopping $200,000 for “Fans Mi”!
Olamide further added, “If I do my work well, My work go carry me reach where I suppose reach. If I no do my work well, e no go carry me go where I suppose reach. But me, Olamide Adedeji, wey mama born, I no go pay money for (international collaboration)”.