K Peace: After Nigeria Idol Expectations Became So High, Nigeria Idol season 5 winner Ogunrombi Olakunle Koya popularly known as K Peace spent some time talking with us about his music and personal life.
The Nigeria Idol season 5 winner speaking about life after Nigerian Idol said;” a lot changed for me and expectations became very high”. He also stated how people expected so much from him after he won the competition.
K Peace also said “everyone believes there is one money somewhere, I have said this in interviews till date. Nigeria Idol organizers are yet to pay up my winning prize money and fulfil all the promises made. A lot of people assume I got all the prizes, I will say Nigeria Idol affected me negatively in some ways, I was doing extremely well before Nigeria Idol. I got things going with my live band and I was making good cash, though I didn’t have a car. But after Idol, a lot of people stopped inviting me to events, I also tried reaching out to some people, the response I got was that I’m now a big boy and a pricey one at that!, meanwhile I needed that deal badly”.
The Fujirembi crooner also mentioned that the music industry has changed, adding that for you to have a good promotion you will have to spend some cash.
Speaking of getting sponsorships, K Peace
said “isn’t easy any more, so many times I get comments like “guy where have you been “” My brother na money make me be like say I hide” . Nigeria Idol made my career kinda slow. This isn’t funny at all, i believe music competitions like Nigerian Idol were meant to bring talents from the grass root to a higher level not adding up more problems. I have a lot of friends who emerged winners of talent hunt shows, men it is really frustrating for many of us, no opportunities, all empty promises and life trauma.
Meanwhile, he disclosed that he has been putting out new material on his own, also trying to make his part right, hoping to get to the next level.
Regarding his current body of work, K Peace
said “I just released a song titled ‘Plus Size’. The song speaks about the thick ladies , many feel body shamed so I decided to do something for them and from time to time I will be putting out more content.
Plans dey na money they delay. All I want to say is winning Nigerian idol really messed things up for me but we move and God understands why”
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