Edo-state born music artiste Viktoh, who was once signed to Olamide’s record label, YBNL, talks about how he had to double his hustle or risk becoming irrelevant in the ever evolving music industry.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Victoh said his exit from YBNL meant he had to start his music career afresh and also get a new record management to take off the burden of funding and promoting his songs.
The young singer and rapper described his relationship with Olamide as intact even though the YBNL boss was busy with other responsibilities.
Viktoh said, “To be honest it’s not easy to be independent.
“When I was signed to YBNL, I was working with a team. And my sponsor was Olamide as well. He was the one paying for everything. I signed like two years contract. But when you’re independent it’s hard. Money doesn’t come in as much as when I was signed to YBNL records.
“YBNL is a huge platform. It was a good start for me though because without YBNL nobody would have known Victoh.
“By the grace of God when I put my music out there people will want to listen to it. It’s like a new journey for me, and I’m looking forward to greater things.”
The singer who suffered terrible injures on his right eye when he was battered by some policemen in Lagos on his way for a show also said he got justice after the incident.
He added, “The policemen who assaulted me were locked up for a few weeks. I was the one that took care of my bills.”
Viktor also said though he has been out of the music scene he would meet with his colleagues like Zlatan Ibile, Naira Marley who had been making waves. “Definitely I can meet up with them. My music is different from theirs. I’m not saying their songs are not good but I’ll do my own songs,” he stated.