Nigerian rapper, Onome Onokohwomo, alias Yung6ix has stated that people never expected him to attain the level of success he has achieved so far in his career.
Speaking in an exclusive chat with Nigerian Tribune, the hip-hop artist discusses how he broke into the music industry, his first breakthrough song, why he took a break from music among many other things.
In his words:
”I think people are amazed because they have never seen an African trapstar acquire the same level of wealth as the typical Afrobeat artiste. If I was a typical African artiste nobody would wonder why I was doing so well.
I was just keeping up with my peers; it was competitive coming up with the likes of Davido and Wizkid, so I had to stay on my A-game knowing trap music wasn’t the first tier category of music in Nigeria.
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Because I’m a south side boy a lot of people never expected me to reach these heights of success but if you come from Niger Delta you’d know in the history of Rap music no one has ever made it this far, and now it’s trap. So, it is like an innovation unfolding before everybody’s eyes.”