Nigerian Afrobeats duo Ajebo Hustlers recently opened up about the hurdles they faced during the initial stages of their music career. Rising to fame in the competitive music industry requires unwavering determination, commitment, and a sprinkle of good fortune, as artists navigate a challenging journey filled with highs and lows.
The Beginnings: Squatting and Persistence: Ajebo Hustlers candidly shared their early struggles, revealing that they had to share living spaces with friends as they pursued their dreams in Lagos. In a recent interview with media personality Adesope on the Afrobeats Podcast, the duo recalled squatting with K-Switch in 2016 and facing a lack of breakthroughs in 2017. However, their unwavering determination and perseverance fueled their drive to keep pushing forward.
Discouragement and Resilience: Amidst the challenges, Ajebo Hustlers recounted moments when acquaintances suggested they abandon their musical aspirations due to the lack of progress. Despite the discouragement, the duo remained steadfast, refusing to let go of their dreams. They emphasized the importance of belief in oneself, even when faced with adversity.
Inspiration and Collaborations: The breakthrough moment for Ajebo Hustlers arrived when they drew inspiration from Burna Boy and Zlatan’s hit track “Killing Dem.” This inspiration fueled their own success with the impactful release of their single “Barawo.” The duo highlighted the excitement they felt when they secured Olamide’s endorsement, as it played a significant role in boosting their popularity and widening their fan base.
Continued Growth and Popularity: With each subsequent release, Ajebo Hustlers have witnessed an upward trajectory in their music career. Their unique sound and captivating lyrics have resonated with audiences, contributing to their growing popularity within the Afrobeats landscape. The duo remains committed to creating and sharing their own music, connecting with an ever-expanding audience.
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