I’m not a drug addict and I do not promote using hard drugs or drugs abuse, i also passed this message in my music.
The Oshozondi master himself, SlimCase whose full name is ‘ OLUWAFEMI OLADAPO’ in his recent interview on Vivian Anthony Blog with presenter ‘NWAFOR LOVEL’ gave us Intel of his life before fame, details of the interview below.
CAN WE MEET YOU?
My name is OLUWAFEMI OLADAPO’ aka slimcase aka Oshozondi. I am from ikorodu here in Lagos, from a family of 3.
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I wouldn’t say I grew up in ikorodu because I have lived in different ghettos in Lagos like munshi, oshodi etc.
WHEN DID YOU PROFESSIONALLY START YOUR CAREER?
As an artiste I started my career 9 years ago .
WHAT WAS YOUR BREAKOUT SONG?
It definitely was Oshozondi in 2017 , that song made my career.
HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT THE NAME SLIMCASE?
Slimcase is a metaphor, you know once you hear the name ‘slimcase’ you would be expecting a slim person but I am chubby , my lifestyle is a metaphor too because most times when people watch me on TV or Instagram they tend to think : this guy must be a drug addict but most of the things I do is just for the paparazzi. As slimcase I am a good actor so people beliebve it.
WHAT WAS THE HUSTLE LIKE BEFORE FAME ?.
The hustle was very rough , because I came from grass to grace, from nothing to something; I have tried comedy, being a hype man, I worked as a factory boy where I earn 15thousand naira every month , One thing that has kept me going remained the fact that I knew I had the gift in me and I have always known that I wanted to be an artiste, so out of the little I made, I paid for studio sessions and drank garri at home.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IF IT WASN’T STREET MUSIC?
IF I Was not into street music I would have done pop because I love pop music a lot just same way I love Michael Jackson.
WOULD YOU SAY, YOUR MUSIC HAS INFLUENCED PEOPLE?
Yes a lot of people have been influenced by my style of music. Artistes now use my style of music and most upcoming , most of them want to talk on the beat, and yes my music has influenced a lot of people positively because it is entertaining and I pass a lot of massage in my music . You can’t tell the street to just stop doing drugs, that’s why I said “ slow down on a codeine diet” because you cannot just ask them to stop. I preach the message but in the street pattern, so please stopdrug abuse.
UR MUSIC INITIATED ANY DANCE STEP?.
Yes it has like “shakushaku” and a lot of new dance steps
SHOULD WE EXPECT ANYTHING NEW FROM SLIMCASE?
Yes you should but in 2019 because this year is far spent and I believe that I have entertained my fans this year. So you all should stay tuned and expect slot in 2019.
GIVE A SHOUT OUT?
Ok I want to say a shoutout to Vivian Anthony blog, you guys are amazing and you will be global someday thank you for the opportunity .