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I was humiliated day I tried performing in pants like Fela – Asake

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I was humiliated day I tried performing in pants like Fela – Asake
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Asake has opened up on a humiliating experience from his wee days in his musical career.

He narrated during an interview on ‘Ginger Yourself’ podcast how he was maltreated in his attempt to emulate the iconic Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Mr Money explained in an effort to attract attention and throw the crowd into frenzy, he made the audacious decision to take on the stage wearing just pants, accompanied by ladies who were sparsely dressed.

But to his chagrin, his plan did produce the anticipated outcome as he was greeted with hostility rather than praises and admiration.

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According to him, the crowd’s response was in the least expected seeing he was slapped, booed and eventually hauled off the stage.

“Before I got the attention, I strived till I graduated from the university. I strived for like another two years before people accepted me”, said Asake.

“So there’s this performance. I wanted to perform Fela, so I was on pants and saxophone. I packed like six girls on stage. I asked them to be half-naked.

“You know, one thing about Nigerians is that once people are naked, they just forget about all the thing that is happening and just focus. But these people at the concert stubborn o!

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“Those girls just walked in, then me too. I just walked in majestically as a star boy. I did not know where the first clap came from. The audience was like, ‘No, no, no.’ Everybody, like 9,000 capacity, clapping that they don’t want it.”

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