Olanrewaju David Ogunmefun, better known as Vector Tha Viper, a Nigerian hip-hop artist, has spoken out about the attitudes of some of his colleagues and music professionals towards him.
He claims that some of his colleagues are undermining his brand abroad.
The ‘King Kong’ singer claims he has been labelled as “stubborn” and “troublesome” because he refuses to compromise.
Vector found it amusing that folks who backstab him usually seem polite in his company.
On his X handle, the rapper wrote, “I’ve been holding back a lot. If you think about it, I am the perfect example of the one who they thought would be ‘classist’ because I rap in English and I should ‘leave all these local affiliations’ but una no mind when Jay-Z dey rep bed Stuyvesant or Brooklyn.
“Because I’ve always had my self awareness intact, ‘he’s stubborn’.
“In the US, an ex affiliate of one of your darling rappers said ‘I see why they were uncomfortable about you; you don’t bow to anyone’.
“Abi na when them go Ghana dey talk say all Vector knows how to do is ‘trouble rap’ only for the blogger to check online and find ‘luv you Nigeria’ and reached out to encourage me. I think he said ‘this is the most poetic rap I’ve heard from Nigeria’.
“The funniest part is, these people literally become nice puppy dogs when I see them. You would wonder why they are scared of a man like me who smiles so much.”