Nigerian dancehall singer African China, who once had his songs on the lips of the masses, talks about how he makes his money and how well he is doing in the industry.
Although African China has not been very active in music recently, he says he is better than most of his colleagues due to his wise choice of investing the money he makes.
In a recent interview with Punch, the veteran singer says he won’t go broke anytime soon even if his music stops selling. He also talked about how he turned from a hair barber to an artiste and back to being a barber and artiste.
“By opening a hairdressing salon, what I have done is invest for a rainy day. If you check properly, you would realise that some of those who began their careers about the same time I started mine are now broke.
“Today, a lot of them cannot feed themselves and their dependants. Before fame beckoned, I used to work as a barber at a salon and I am not ashamed to say that. Now that I am African China, I know this business idea would generate income on a daily basis because people always want to look good.
“The salon business is not the only business I have. I also have a boutique in Surulere, Lagos. I have a sound equipment rental business and I have a record label that is as old as Kennis Music.”
When asked about doing collaborations with the new generation artistes, African China says he holds nothing against any of them but is yet to work with them.
According to him, he once contacted Ice Price and Burna Boy for a collaboration but their respective managers kept playing hide and seek with him. Teckno is one other artiste he is hoping to work with, but the ‘Duro’ singer is yet to create time out of his busy schedule.
African China got married secretly in December 2015, after engaging his lover two years earlier. He released his most recent work in March 2016, and he calls it ‘Love Mata.’
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