Abuja-based hip-hop artiste, Tochukwu Ojogwu, popularly known as Odumodublvck, has reiterated that it would be difficult for him to relocate to Nigeria’s entertainment capital, Lagos, because the city is not safe for his mental health.
The ‘Declan Rice’ crooner said he prefers to stay in the slow, gentle and laid-back Abuja where he is well-recognised.
He stated this while featuring on the Echoo Room podcast hosted by Quincy Jonze.
He said, “Let’s say a fish pond has 10 fishes in Lagos and there are a hundred fishermen; in Abuja, there are 10 fishes and there are five fishermen, if you are a fisherman, where would you go and cast your nets?
“With the help of the internet, you can connect anybody. Now I’m in Lagos here na, I’m in Echoo Room na. I came from Abuja, I can go back tomorrow. It’s just funds. I’ll come here but to stay here and dabble in that pond, is not safe. It’s not safe for my brand. It’s not safe for my mental space. It’s not safe for my bank accounts. Because, if Wizkid dey do show, before him call me, he go first call Joeboy, Blaqbonez, Fireboy, Oxlade, Buju, Omah Lay. I can keep going on and on, before they get to Odumodu.
“But where we are in Abuja, if Skepta should come, if they don call three artists, dem no call me then dem never call any artist.”