Nigerian singer and musician, Samklef has stated that people criticized him saying his music career was dead. Samklef who currently has a 2-year deal with Akon’s record label said:” Before I bagged this new deal, people told me to my face that my career was dead. I felt quite disappointed at those people but it got to a time when I stopped having any feeling about that remark. I realized it was not about how people saw me but the perception I had of myself. So far, I have been trying to stay relevant. Consistency is the key.
“Nigerians are so sentimental and they don’t appreciate their own and that is why I pity so many talented people that had reigned in the past. Once you are no longer in the limelight, they forget about you. They do not even think about the good works that you had done”
When asked about new generation Nigerian artistes , he said:”This new generation artistes do not have respect especially when they have ‘blown’. They are quick to forget the people that were there before them. They forget that what they do to others would always come back to haunt them. I don’t ever wish bad for anyone. I have paid my dues and I played my role in building this music industry that everyone is benefiting from and no one is giving me my credit but God has crowned my effort with glory and He decided to pay me with this new deal,” Samklef told Punch.