Nigerian Fuji Musician Says He Once Turned Down Offer To Become A US Marine
Saheed Osupa said this during an interview with Punch. In the interview,
“For me, music is a natural talent. If you have it in you, then you have to
nurture it. When I was in America, I was frustrated because the level of
promotion for African music was very low. It was only Fela’s afro-beat
that was well promoted.
I tried to promote my fuji music there but I needed to put in a huge
amount of money which I did not have. So, I contemplated joining the
US Marines. I went for the exams and they were highly impressed. So,
they said they would put me in the nuclear section and they gave me
$100,000. They also offered me a house with a zero down payment.
The offer was so likable but I had a re-think about it and decided it was
not what I wanted. I wasn’t sure I wouldn’t regret the decision in the
future. I left Chicago and went to New York and eventually I came back
home to do my music. I do not regret the decision today.”…… cuz now
ppl call me “celeb baba celeb baba” everywhere I go.