Rapper Mfon Essien, popularly known as Freestyle, has opened up on why he left the country at the peak of his career.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said; “I decided to leave so that I wouldn’t get stuck on one chapter instead of reading the whole book. Right now, I am focusing on my family. I made a lot of money doing music in Nigeria but I could have invested better.”
On what he now does for a living, he simply replied; “Logistics.”
On the state of the Nigerian music industry at the moment, Freestyle said, “The industry has grown in some regards. However, there are more cliques, and still no love. I like the fact that the young acts now are dream chasing. My only advice to them is to never let it get to their heads, and also watch the company they keep and messages they promote. They should also pay attention to documentation, transparency and accountability as far as the music business is concerned. Content should be original and indigenous; that’s the only way to remain unique.”