One of the members of Rooftop MC, Kunle Adeyoola popularly known as Soul Snatcher has revealed what happened to the group that came to limelight after releasing their hit song ‘Lagimo’.
He said contrary to popular believe, he did not break up with his partner but God had directed them to leave the country and live a separate lives.
Speaking further, he said although he would have attained a greater level of stardom and wealth if he had stayed in Nigeria, his relationship with God would have taken a downward turn
“I left Nigeria in 2011 but if I were still in Nigeria, I would have done a lot more music videos. I would have been bigger than I am presently, but I would have lost my relationship with God.
“I would have been very successful and wealthy because I was also acting and doing TV shows. Being famous and popular is an addictive drug. After ‘Lagimo,’ it was like we had arrived but we had to be careful not to be bigger than the God we were singing about. We could have continued singing by being famous and big but God wanted us to shut it down.
“Rooftop MCs still exists, but we don’t do music together. In 2010, my partner, Sokleva, got an inspiration from God that we should leave the country for a place where no one knew us as celebrities.
“Usually when he gets a word like that, I always get a confirmation. In that case when I did, I discovered God wanted us to be away and find ourselves individually, which was great. The good thing is that we still talk and watch each other’s back; we are still accountable to each other.
“People may think we broke up but God had other plans for us; he wanted us to be alone. We actually wanted to make it work by playing a smart one on God but it didn’t work out. Our relationship is still intact as we still talk on the phone once every week,” he told Saturday Beats.
Speaking about some of the challenges they had to face as gospel artistes, Soul Snatcha noted that even Christians were not as supportive of gospel music as they should be.
“Even as Christian artistes, the church didn’t accept us on time; we had to do a lot of free shows. Back then, people doing gospel hip-hop were not too many so the church was not used to our style of music. So when they saw it, they didn’t receive it well.
“Christians don’t really support Christian music; they feel that since its gospel, it should be free. Money is involved in any music production, which was one major challenge we faced when we started music. I believe people should pay for music,” he said.
Source: The Punch