Sensational singer, Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, popularly known as Spyro, has asserted that celebrities owe it to their fans to “live a decent life.”
He said his late mentor, Sound Sultan taught him that it is possible to live a decent life even as a celebrity.
The ‘Who Is Your Guy’ crooner stated this while featuring as a guest in the latest episode of The Honest Bunch podcast co-hosted by actor, Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, aka Nedu.
He said, “I saw Sound Sultan, he doesn’t drink nor smoke. Even when we go to club, you won’t see him chasing women.
“We owe it to the fans to live a decent life. The first time I met Sound Sultan, he sat me down on his dining table and told me, ‘A lot of politicians come to me because they know if I support them, everybody will do the same.’
“He said they [politicians] would bring a lot of money. Dem go put Ghana-must-go down say just support. But then he told me that if he accept, wetin him dey plan down for his kids? But now he is actually gone.
“We live like we own our lives. You are going to leave your kids behind one day. What are you leaving them to? What kind of society are you creating and you’re leaving them to? He [Sound Sultan] made that impact on me.”
Speaking further, Spyro said, “Why should I be boxed as a gospel singer or secular singer? I’m just a singer and it is expected of me to make decent music.”