Nigeria’s recession has affected my music career – Joe El laments
Kennis Music act, Joe El is certainly not smiling lately has he laments how Nigeria’s current economic recession is affecting his music career.
In a chat with the Punch; he said that the numbers of shows he used to get has reduced drastically.
On recession, he said:
This recession has reduced the number of shows we attend; even the fees
that I get paid has depreciated. Meanwhile, things generally are more
expensive to buy because of the inflation; so it’s quite tough but we
thank God that we’re still alive.
Who also talked about has resemblance “2face” he said:
My resemblance with 2face has been a blessing, though it was more of a
burden before. A lot of people had some negative impressions that I was
trying to sound like 2face, and some even said Kennis Music signed me to
replace 2face. But I was the one who walked up to Kennis Music and
asked them for a record label, and they never even mentioned 2face.
However, it has been a blessing because 2face is a good name. If 2face
was a bad artiste, it would have affected me more negatively. For every
step forward 2face takes, I also move further. Besides, I am talented in
my own right. Our voices may be similar, but the patterns are
different. I don’t think 2face has ever sang songs like Oya Now, Gbemisoke, Ileke, among others.
He also revealed that he’s working on his 2nd album which feature the likes of Olamide, Timaya, Seyi Shay, 2face and a host of others.