Ever since street music artiste, Oluwafemi Oladapo Oko-Eko, popularly known as Slimcase shot to limelight after a decade of pursuing his passion for music, many misjudged him for an alcoholic and drug addict, but surprisingly, such is hardly the case with the energetic entertainer.
In a chat, Slimcase whose latest hit, ‘Azaman’ featuring 2Baba, Perruzzi, Larry Gaaga and DJ Neptune currently tops music charts across the nation, told Showtime that contrary to popular belief, he doesn’t drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, Indian hemp (Cannabis) or do drugs. “I don’t smoke, drink alcohol or do drugs I am only a good actor”, he asserted.
However, he stated that though he doesn’t take alcohol, it is not a sin. “Taking alcohol is not a sin, but drinking to stupor is a sin.” Speaking further, he reacted to criticisms that he is yet to prove himself a musician worthy of note. “I am not a musician, I am an industry hype man with music in his hands; the first of its kind. The first street artiste Wizkid featured and that’s my pride, my Grammy. I’m an entertainer who can entertain you even without music. I am the first industry hype man with blown songs”, he said.
The singer who struggled to gain recognition on the music scene for a decade recounted how he was tempted to quit music when he wasn’t getting the desired results. “Sure, I was tempted to quit every day. Everybody in the music industry once had that feeling of quitting but passion for the art has been the drive.”