Let’s talk about music. A lot of your fans feel you haven’t been giving enough attention to your music; they feel you’ve not been giving them the KSB dose, especially those who have followed you right from the start, what do you have to say to them?
Ah, some are angry, some can’t wait, some I have to beg, especially now that they say there’s too many lousy music out there. You know gospel music, when it’s churchy it’s churchy. But I was able to take gospel music from the conventional to the kind that can be streetwise. The kind that the club can play and it’s pure gospel with that hip feel. But there’s also transition in music. There’s a kind of music you play with a particular age. These days, there’s heavy street Afro hip-hop in our music and you want to go on stage and me I don’t know how not to deliver well. Music is always evolving. The vibe changes, the music, the sound, so it’s important you get the sound of the now. So, you can’t just go release your music, you must get the sound right first. And the now music requires money and I am here challenged with providing for my children. My two kids attend very expensive schools, so I’m torn between putting this money into my music, on videos…I remember one day I called Clarence and said I’m working on this new song and would like to shoot a video for it. Clarence said, okay, aunty, let me just tell you upfront, just me is 3million naira, no models, no location, just me. So, by the time we now add all of these we’ll be talking about 4 million. I said okay, Clarence, I don’t think I can afford you now, but will let you know when I’m ready. And I just shut the whole idea down. And the kind of music I do requires I give it the very best in terms of quality sound and quality video. Everybody has been asking me about music and I’m telling them next year 2020 because I want to do it right. Everything has to be planned and I don’t want to disappoint my fans.
Let’s talk about KSB the politician. I know you don’t like talking about this, but a lot of people would be surprised to know you were the deputy director of the Sanwo-Olu campaign. How did that go for you?
That particular Sanwo-Olu campaign was rough because we were unseating a sitting governor from the same party. It was strange, there were a lot of uncertainties. There were a lot of divisions even amongst ourselves. There was plenty of suspicions, a lot of pain, disappointments because you know you belong to that party anyway, you have a link or relationship with the other one. You’re looking at your leaders and asking are you sure we’re doing the right thing? You want to ask why do we need to change something that is working and they tell you what you think is working is not working and that‘s why we want to bring in somebody that’s been part of what has been working to make things work better. We worked tirelessly everyday, there was no Sunday, no holiday. I worked directly with the DG who is now the Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde. We were working and we didn’t have closing time. That was when I realized that ‘Oselu’ is bigger than politics o. Oselu is bigger than politics o, in fact, they need to find a more suitable word for Oselu. With Oselu, everybody is important. We were working with everybody. We met with association of charcoal sellers, association of scavengers, so while you’re talking with the association of medical practitioners, lawyers, you’re also talking to association of scavengers. It’s like you’re evangelizing, speaking to one man to get his soul. In this case, it is your thumb we’re looking for. So, as long as you have a thumb, we’ll talk to you so you can talk to your association. All we we’re campaigning for is the thumb. We had local governments who were in division. For me, it was the toughest political terrain ever. It was extremely demanding. A lot of wisdom had to come to play, a lot of talking, a lot of touring, moving from Alaba to Makoko. From Makoko we go on boat to different places. We went to the end of Lagos. We went to places where we hoped there won’t be gunshots like the rally at police college in Ikeja because the next day you can’t say you’re not going to wherever the group is going to because of the gunshots of yesterday. When we were campaigning for Ambode, it was like a jamboree. But this time, it wasn’t like that. To campaign for Sanwo-Olu, it was like trying to get the devil born again. And I also worked directly with his wife who was a medical doctor and who was not aware of the demands of the office her husband was going for. She didn’t like the limelight and we had to work with her, we had to work with the Iya lojas. We had to strategise and ensure the money we were spending didn’t go down the drain. We worked with different directorates. I was in the media so I worked with all the various directorates. And then you had to understand the different languages with which you had relate the different groups. So, one year of working for and campaigning for governor Sanwo-Olu was an eye opener. I have recovered now. There was a day the bodyguards dislocated my hand while they thought they were helping me get out of the car. But we thank God that Sanwo-Olu eventually emerged the governor and to God be the glory.