In a recent interview with Zero Conditions, emerging music sensation Shallipopi shared insights into his musical journey, shedding light on both his early struggles and recent triumphs. The artist, known for his viral hit “Elon Musk,” revealed that his first-ever show was a turning point in his career, despite the modest payment.
For his debut performance, Shallipopi received 50,000 Naira, a sum that brought him joy, especially considering it was his inaugural show. Also, the organizers covered his flight expenses, marking a humble yet significant start to his musical journey. Expressing gratitude, Shallipopi stated his passion for music over monetary gains.
Delving deeper into the financial aspects of the music industry in the interview, Shallipopi likened music earnings to “money we draw,” highlighting the lucrative yet unpredictable nature of the industry. He admitted that, before entering the music scene, he was unaware of the potential financial rewards, a realization that unfolded as he navigated the industry.
The year 2023 marked a pivotal moment for Shallipopi as he launched his record label and made a personal investment by purchasing an airplane. Despite the challenges faced during his maiden flight, including a humorous recollection of almost throwing up, Shallipopi’s story reflects determination and rapid ascent.
Arriving in Lagos earlier this year, Shallipopi swiftly transitioned from a newcomer to a spotlighted artist, gaining fame and critical acclaim. His narrative serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and seizing opportunities in the dynamic music industry.
Reactions to Shallipopi’s journey have been mixed, with some admiring his sensibility and dedication to his musical career, while others express skepticism about the details of his compensation, suspecting exaggeration for attention.