I Switched Off My Phone After Naira Marley Promised Me N1m –Jude Chukwuka
In spite of Naira Marley’s unrefined lyrics, his fanbase only seems to be growing stronger by the minute as people from all age groups relate to his music.
56-year-old actor, Jude Chukwuka trended as he posted videos of himself jamming along to one of Marley’s songs titled, Mafo as it received a massive barrage of comments on social media.
Jude Chukwuka granted an interview with Sunday Scoop and revealed how he felt when Niara Marley pledged to send him an amount of N1 million for singing his music.
In his words: “I enjoy singing and in recent times, Naira Marley has become my favourite artiste. It’s like I help my contemporaries to hear and understand what these young boys are doing. I don’t know why the video of Mafo that I posted went viral. I had actually wanted to do another song but I changed my mind and that one went viral. I didn’t know it was going to spark such an interest globally and I’m glad it did. I cannot say how long it took me to learn the lines because I must have heard the song over a hundred times. Every time I heard it, I picked one or two lines and in a short while, I started to sing along.”
“I really cannot explain how I felt when I was told that Naira Marley was looking for me online. I got over 500 calls. When I eventually answered a colleague’s call, he told me to go on Instagram that Naira Marley was looking for me. I then went online and saw so many messages. I didn’t even know how to feel at first. But to keep my sanity, I switched off my phone, so no one could reach me till I got home.’’ he added.