‘Wetin we gain’ singer, Victor AD who was recently robbed, had a chat with Sunday Scoop, and he’s debunked insinuations that his song, which glorified money-making, probably propelled the attackers into wanting to make money at all costs.
“It was not something that I have been through before; that was my first time of being robbed. It wasn’t a palatable experience but I give God all the glory. It has nothing to do with my song. At the end of the day, everybody wants to make money. As long as we are here on earth, our main focus is to make money; after serving God. Nobody wants to be broke. Before I sang the song, armed robbers were in existence.”
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I want to use this opportunity to say a very big thank you to God for the gift of life today, Yesterday I had a close shave with death. I was billed to hold a performance in Benin City, the airlines had to cancel the flight due to bad weather . My team and I decided to move by road In order to catch up with the show based on the respect I have for my fans, On my way around shagamu, robbers attacked us and this was very destabilizing. My personal effects were forcefully taken from me while some of my team members and I ran into the bush, I can still remember the robbers shouting “shoot anyone you see” they left with my hype man ( whose wife Just gave birth to twins) who pleaded for his life, he was forced to use POS machines to make transfers to the deadly squad. Above all my team and I are alive, and I am grateful to God for the grace of life!!! #prayforgracemagee🙏🙏
On the inspiration behind the song, the singer said:
“It was like a motivation to hustlers who have been working for a long time but have yet to make it big. It was also based on a personal experience; so it was more like a conversation between me and God. If you listen closely to the lyrics of the song, you will realise that I was just trying to motivate people.”
He stated that he wasn’t expecting to become as big as it currently is:
“I never expected it to be this big so soon. I thought it would only be big in the southern part of the country because it was actually the first music video I’ve shot. I didn’t even do a lot of promotional activities for it before the song went viral. The song is actually my sixth single. Some of my earlier songs are Jowo, Body go tell you, Bigger You, among others,” he said.