My rise to riches through music – Kaz

In 2010, popular Nigerian singer, Kaz, introduced a new sound into the Nigerian music scene with his hit song, ‘Fi Mi Le.’

As soon as the song hit the airwaves, it quickly began a club banger and a national anthem of some sorts.

Surprisingly, instead of basking in the euphoria of the successful impact the party song made, the singer went into oblivion only to resurface eight years after with claims of becoming a pastor.

As soon as Kaz intimated his fans that he had become a man of God, many people began to speculate that he chose ministry because he had gone broke.

In a recent interview, the singer simply said that people who held that view needed Jesus because he had promised God since he was seven years old that if he ever became a popular singer, he would dedicate his life to Christ and become a pastor. He said, “When I was seven years old, I made a covenant with God that if he could make me a popular musician, in return I would serve him. God played his part and in return, I was running; I did not want to serve him but I later had to serve him.”

The singer while addressing people who said that he became a pastor because his music career had failed was quick to mention that with just two songs, he was able to acquire two houses, one in Lagos and another in London. He added that he established several businesses as well from his proceeds from music.

“I have done very well for myself as a musician. With just one song, I was able to build a house in Lagos. If you do not believe me, the house is at Surulere very close to Shoprite. With another song, I was able to buy another house in London. I am doing very well for myself and it is through music. I have a business, Kaz water; how was I able to start the business? It was through music. I did not ask for money from my mother to do these things.

“Those haters that say that my career is dead are confused people and they need Jesus. I am not bragging and I do not need to reel out all my property on the pages of newspaper because I am not that kind of artiste. I am not the type of singer that would buy a new car or house and post it on the Instagram. That is not who I am because I am a London street boy.

In the streets of London where I was raised, you don’t show off to people that you bought a new car or you show off your property; you would get robbed. It is not like Nigeria where people like to show off and use the phrase, ‘do you know who I am?’ Over there, the boys on the street would just bring out a pistol and shoot you, then steal the car. So I learnt that lifestyle and I am used to it; now that I am in Lagos, I don’t know how to brag; it is rubbish. Be content with what you have and give glory to God for it. Whoever thinks I went into the ministry of God because I could make money from it needs Jesus and they are very wrong about that notion.” – Culled from Punch.

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