Mode Nine is popularly regarded as one of the pioneer and legendary rap acts in Nigeria, but he’s disappointed that the brand doesn’t sell.
“Music has got me fame but not fortune. The kind of song I do is hip-hop in its pure essence and the truth is that most Nigerians do not like i,” Mode Nine said in an interview with Punch.
I can eat three times in a day; I am not hungry but I am not as comfortable as I would love to be. However, the book has not ended, so let’s see what happens. Music has got me more fame than fortune.”
He also revealed that he wasn’t bothered about not receiving any nominations at the Hip Hop World awards, saying he only wants to make good music.
“I don’t feel bad that I was not nominated in the Lyricist on the Roll category during this year’s Headies because even the sun and moon rotate the time they are meant to. I don’t do music with awards in mind; I just try and make good albums. I don’t mind if I am not nominated again for the next Headies because I was getting tired of being nominated for the lyricist on the roll category year in year out. I am even happy that I was not nominated.”