The Afrobeats duo Ajebo Hustlers have discussed the challenges they had at the beginning of their career.
It takes a lot of resolve, commitment, and a little bit of luck for musicians to rise from obscurity to fame because the road to the top is a long one with many ups and downs.
The road to success for Ajebo Hustlers, one of the musicians bringing excitement to the Afrobeats industry, was not without its share of hiccups.
The duo admitted that they had to share a space with friends while pursuing success in Lagos during a recent interview with media personality Adesope for his Afrobeats Podcast.
“We squatted with K-Switch in 2016. I’m not playing. 2017 nothing was popping. It was 2018, we were still trying to push and then we made a record in 2019 with King Perry. I think we were squatting somewhere then.”
Ajebo Hustlers noted that because of the challenges they encountered, acquaintances even suggested that they give up music.
“That time we were squatting because the music was not working and you now have friends that are telling you, omo, thus music is not working, you sure say you try enter street.”
They also discussed how the massive single “Killing Dem” by Burna Boy & Zlatan served as the inspiration for their first big success, “Barawo.”
“After we made the record we were very excited and we thought it would be great to have Zlatan on the song because it was inspired by the beat of ‘Killing Dem’ “.
They talked about their joy when they heard Olamide had shared their music and how that experience helped them achieve greater popularity.
Ajebo Hustlers have continued to release their own music since breaking into the mainstream, and it has grown in popularity with listeners.
Watch the duo make the revelation below: