Veteran musician Daddy Showkey has stated that is not quitting music for advocacy like some people thought.
Speaking to Saturday Beats during the week, the galala crooner said, “I have been an advocate right from time; music is inside me. I am always in the studio working, so it’s not as if I have left music for advocacy Showkey is still Showkey.”
The singer has been in the news a lot in recent times, for his advocacy against some of the happenings in the country, particularly the road blocks in Ajegunle caused by illicitly parked tankers and containers.
He shared with Saturday Beats the reason behind his crusade against tankers and trailers parking around the major roads in Ajegunle. He said, “People’s lives are in danger and they are important to me. The tankers always obstruct the road and if there is an emergency, people will not find an escape route easily. Every business around Ajegunle is dying because people cannot access the area easily. I wanted the governor to see what the people are going through and I am happy that he has finally intervened.”
The veteran used his Instagram account to get the governor’s attention to the situation in Ajegunle Donclimax, he said, “The container terminal in Donclimax should also be moved; it is high time we started showing concern over the welfare of ordinary people within Lagos State and Nigeria generally.
“Why would they build a container terminal in a residential area? A container terminal is supposed to be close to a seaport. I will keep advocating for my people, because they are the ones that listen to our songs and buy my albums.”
Showkey also dropped a hint at his new music project. He said that he is currently working on a new single titled ‘Position’ and the song is targeted at addressing some of the major ills in country.