Nigerian singer Nasiru turned comedian has finally opened up about his music career and why he made the switch to comedy, attributing it to his suffering from depression.
Real names Nasiru Lawal, disclosed this during a conversation with a Hypestation correspondent while revealing why his music career took a nosedive, saying that things started to go South after a failed contract with Red Hot Records owned by the veteran actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
“I was signed to Red Hot Records owned by renowned actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde in 2014, which lasted till 2017. The contract didn’t work out well due to some misunderstanding. I got depressed and couldn’t make some new music because I was emotionally down.”
After going through the depression for about two years, Nasiru decided to turn the situation around to seek his happiness by venturing into other creative paths including photography and comedy.
“Early 2019 I got out of it and decided to move on. I started seeking happiness. I tasted new waters, started photography classes. It was always a passion anyway.”
“Thought about using my funny prowess to make videos yea! My shyness didn’t let me at first. I thought about what people will think. Failed musician? Confused person? Is he really funny? Lmao! But I had to make a video. I did, it got all interesting when people started sharing, reposting and comment. Made a couple and I became convinced I could do this. Started with just a video and now I have over a 100 that can me you laugh hard. I am proud I started this journey. I feel super excited.”
Nasiru says he didn’t leave music which is his first love and has even recorded some new songs and will release them out at the right time, although one need a lot of money to push it, even the big artistes. “As for comedy, once your material is good, it pushes itself”, he concluded.