Singer, D’Banj, has revealed that fellow singer, Faze, of the defunct hip hop group, Plantashun Boyz, once gave him N500 at a show after watching him play the harmonica.
The 39-year-old disclosed this during an interview with the Nigerian Tribune published on Monday.
“There was a show at Maryland. And the biggest artists that came to perform were Olu Maintain and Plantashun Boiz, and I played ‘Redemption Song’ with my mouth organ.
“Faze saw me and just held me. And he said ‘hey, you’re the one that played that harmonica right? That’s a spiritual instrument. Hold it, it’s very good. Let me give you something.’ I think he gave me like 500 naira. I wanted to die. See ehn, now that day was pivotal for me. That day, I got the hope I needed in my life, and so I just went on about it,” he said.
The Kaduna-born singer also opened up about his album, The Entertainer which he compared to the 1982 album, Thriller, by the late Michael Jackson.
He said, “The ‘Entertainer’ album is probably one of the biggest albums that set the trend for Africa generally to have a body of work. Having it is like having Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album.