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‘It’s Difficult To Manage Fame And Fortune’, D1 Questions Artistes’ Loyalty



One half of the Kennis Music empire, Dayo Adeneye popularly known as D1 has finally spoken up about music artistes leaving their labels as soon as they acquire wealth and fame.

He was speaking to Yes International Magazine in a recent interview and admitted such situations hurt but cannot be avoided.

 “Well, it can be a bit painful at times. Sometimes, it’s discouraging, I can’t lie to you.

It is like watching a child you’ve raised. He goes through college, university; then gets married, somebody takes them off you. It can be saddening at times. But you have to let them go, if you love them.

Most of them show appreciation. It can be annoying when they don’t appreciate and don’t remember where they were coming from. But we try to play it down.

‘But sometimes it can be a big deal. Fame and fortune are very difficult to manage. Somebody that didn’t see N20,000 yesterday starts seeing N4 million per show, he’s going to quickly forget Kenny and D-One. But we thank God we still remain relevant in what we do. And we will continue to do what we do as long as we love it”

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