Some Nigerian Musicians Are Taxi Drivers Abroad – Victor Essiet

Victor Essiet of Mandators’ fame is a very famous musician in Los Angeles, California where lots of Hollywood actors and actresses are resident.

photoHe spoke on sundry issues relating to his career, most trying moment in life, latest music effort and how he perceives Marijuana, otherwise called ‘Ganja or Weed’ in local parlance.

How true is it that some Nigerian musicians are into Cab-driving here in United States?

Musically, it is very tough in America if an artist is not up to the task. Such moment that person would have no option.

When last did you see Majek Fashek?

It is been a long time. I spoke to him few weeks before I left for Nigeria for my media tour. Majek complained to me that he is sheltered in a house that there is no light and things are not okay for him. He said the people are using his name to go around government establishments to collect money, but not doing anything for him. As such, I was looking forward to seen him to further help him. When Majek was in California here, he was quite different and when he returned to Nigeria his life took a different turn.

Initially he was into drugs; some of his friends here helped him. But we needed to ensure his health was stable, not waiting, he traveled to Nigeria. I used to talk to Majek from America through his handlers’ phone number. When I got to Nigeria, they prevented me from seeing Majek because the line was cut off.Continue reading

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