The singer, who for one reason or another always managed to be in the news, said it was natural for the new crop of artistes to grab all the attention.
He said :
“The new kids on the block must always be more conspicuous than those of us who have been in this business for a long time.
It does not mean that we are no longer relevant. Nevertheless, I have faced a lot of controversy in the course of my career, especially in the beginning. I did not enjoy stardom or fame because of that. I spent most of the time wading through problems and controversies.
I had to withdraw into my shell at a point so as to get peace of mind. Right now, I have been able to stay away from a lot of the madness and misunderstanding in the industry, even though I was the one that started it,”