One of Nigeria’s rising singer and songwriter Victor Adere, who is professionally known as Victor AD became popular after the release of his hit single ‘Wetin We Gain’
The singer was recently robbed on his way to a show, and some people have come out to say that his song ‘Wetin We Gain’ was the cause of the robbery as he emphasized on the need to make money in life and hence it motivated the robbers to also search for money by any means.
The ‘Wetin We Gain’ Crooner then addressed the issue in a recent chat with Sunday Scoop.
“It was not something that i have been through before; that was my first time of being robbed. it wasnt a palatable experience but i give God all the Glory. It has nothing to do with my song. At the end of the day, everybody wants to make money. As long as we are here on earth, our main focus is to make money; after serving God. Nobody wants to be broke. Before i sang the song, armed robbers were in existence”
About the inspiration behind the song, Victor AD had this to say
” it was like a motivation to hustlers who have been working for a long time but have yet to make it big. it was also based on a personal experience; so it was more like a conversation between me and God. if you listen closely to the lyrics of the song, you will realize that i was just trying to motivate people
i never expected it to be this big so soon. i thought it would only be big in the southern part of the country because it was actually the first music video i have shot. i didn’t even do a lot of promotional activities for it before the song went viral. The song is actually my sixth single. Some of my earlier songs are Jowo, Body go tell you, Bigger You, among others”
Meanwhile, there’s an ongoing debate about women supporting women, and in this case, female musicians in Nigeria supporting other female acts. Also being discussed is stating your opinion as a broadcaster while on air as well as why we need to respect other people’s opinions.