LAGOS – Tunde and Wunmi Obe, a musical couple, popularly known as T.W.O, has advised upcoming artistes to diversify their incomes while still at the top.
T.W.O told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that success in a music career does not last forever.
The couple urged artistes to strive to consolidate and invest for the future.
“You start diversifying from the first album; once you make a successful album or you have a hit, start diversifying.
“Don’t live your life in the clubs; don’t spend your time popping bottles; invest right away.
“Because music is not a sure business and it’s not something that is guaranteed.
“When you don’t have any responsibility, it’s easier on you, but you don’t know whether that is all that is in it for you in the music scene at that point.
“The next album could be a flop, the next one after that could also be a flop and before you know it, you would be a yesterday’s man.
“Start investing immediately; don’t get carried away with the show part of the business which is what a lot of young people do.
“When people start making you feel like you are it, then you start buying that idea.
“I wake up every day scared, when we started, I used to wake up every morning scared of poverty.
“The more money I made is the more scared I got and that’s how every young person should think.
“The more money you make, the more scared you should be, don’t get used to money coming in.
“God gives everybody more than one talent, use your other talents.’’
NAN reports that T.W.O whose professional music career had spanned more than 25 years, had just released their fifth studio album titled “T.W.O Plus’’.
It is a 15-track album featuring collaborations with artistes like 2face, 9ice, Dammy Krane, Teniim, Segun Obe, Floss and Brace. (NAN)
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