“Olamide Is A Small Boy, He Began Music in My Room”- Lord of Ajasa


Before the Late Dagrin,Olamide,Reminisce,there
was Lord of Ajasa.He popularised Yoruba rap but
now, he is bitter that he is not given recognition.
He told Punch

“I pioneered indigenous rap music and
today it has become lucrative and
fashionable. Yet, these young musicians
shy away from that fact. They try to hide it.
If I don’t blow my trumpet, nobody will do
it. But I deserve an award, recognition and
endorsement because a lot of people look
up to me as their mentor…

“Look at Eedris Abdulkareem and 9ice, for
instance. I’m saying they should take care
of the pioneers, but what impact have these
new artistes really made in the society to
deserve all the endorsements they are
getting? I mean, they sing nonsense songs
while we (pioneers) do evergreen and clean
music. Yet they keep discouraging us. 2face
is an exception I am okay with his brand of
music, because his endorsements are well-
deserved.”

On why he went under the radar

“I left the music scene after I got married in
2009 to delve into other business. I started
this movement long before these small
boys emerged on the scene and I paved the
way for many of them. When I began, I
didn’t know anything about music and
entertainment. I was simply making music
for the love of it, while 9ice and Olamide
were following my footsteps. Whenever I
made a mistake, they learned from it and
got better. I was just a naïve village boy
who came down to Lagos from Ondo State
with no guidance. I never knew the big
names in Nigerian entertainment at the
time,”

When asked why he threw jabs at Olamide, 9ice
and Seriki in the song, ‘Otalenu’, he said,

“I did not yab them on the track, they are
all small boys who all began their music
career in my room in Bariga. I was only
trying to draw them closer to myself and to
let other people know that I am their Baba.
The jabs are just part of the hip hop culture
and they spice up the lyrics.”

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1 Comment

  1. diamond

    September 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Ajasa forget jooor that is a story for the gods

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