I had only 25 pounds when I released Ijoya in 2006 — Weird MC
Rapper Weird MC has revealed how she came back home with just 25 pounds to release her hit song ‘Ijoya’ in 2006.
Weird MC recently shared reasons to take a risk on an Instagram live.
She said: “It is good to take a risk. Let me share something with you today before ‘Ijoya’ dropped when I came home, I only had 25 pounds with me.
“I was afraid and scared I said ah just 25 pounds in my hand to take back to Nigeria but you know what I knew.
“I had something in my hand that was bigger, I had my talent, I had a hit album, it is so amazing it is the same Ahbu who signed me.
“But Ahbu will go and come and at that point, I knew there was something spiritual, so I prayed, there were times that I wept, I’m human. I cried.
“I said this song was everywhere and I didn’t have a marketer, I was afraid, even my friends were saying what is going on Shola this song has already blown. I was determined, it was the same Ahbu who now came back.”
She further disclosed how God used Ahbu’s ventures wife to get her a marketing deal.
Ijoya was produced by award-winning producers Mr Skillz and Don Jazzy.
It topped all audio and video charts for eight straight weeks and was No 1 on MTV Base.
The album moved a record 100,000 units in its first week of release and was nominated for major industry awards, including the prestigious Channel O African Music Video awards 2006.