One of Nigeria’s most decorated rappers, Modenine spoke out about his financial status quo in an interview with Punch Newspaper.
The rapper real name, Segun told a correspondent of the newspaper that hip-hop has gotten him fame but fortune is missing.
“Music has got me fame but not fortune.
The kind of song I do is hip-hop in its pure essence and the truth is that most Nigerians do not like it.
I can eat three times in a day; I am not hungry but I am not as comfortable as I would love to be.
However, the book has not ended, so let’s see what happens. Music has got me more fame than fortune,” he said.
On Headies not nominating him for any award Modenine says…
“I don’t feel bad that I was not nominated in the Lyricist on the Roll category during this year’s Headies because even the sun and moon rotate the time they are meant to.
I don’t do music with awards in mind; I just try and make good albums.
I don’t mind if I am not nominated again for the next Headies because I was getting tired of being nominated for the lyricist on the roll category year in year out.
I am even happy that I was not nominated.”