United States born crooner, B-red in an interview with Encomium Weekly speaks on his latest efforts, why he shows off on social media, where he hopes to work and debunks the notion that he is trying to compete with Davido.
Your new single, Cucumber featuring Akon drops anytime soon. What’s the song about?
‘The song is telling a story of me liking a girl, and she liking me too. But she’s not wanting any serious relationship, she just wants to sleep with me. All she wants is the cucumber. I’m saying I don’t want one
night stand but that’s what she wants. It’s a nice song, a party song and you’ll love it when it drops’.
Why don’t you drop songs frequently?
‘I don’t want any artiste to feel offended but I don’t believe in dropping singles like that. I like to take my time and allow any song I dropped to enjoy enough airplay so people can feel it before I drop another. I have over 100 songs recorded but it’s not about dropping songs anyhow, it’s about careful planning. This song with Akon for instance, I feel it’s going to be a big hit.’
Must you show off your wealth?
‘It’s not wealth I’m showing off. N500,000 is not a lot of money. It’s just two thousand pounds. I just landed from America that day and I had no cash so I went to the bank to get some and felt like putting it on my Instagram. What about American artistes, dem dey post cash every day. Once in a while you can do it. Not like I’m trying to be cocky or something but it’s no big deal.’
Davido just graduated from school, what are your own plans?
‘I stopped school for a while; I have two more years to go and I’m going back to school by September. I had to stop to do music and get my name out there but I’m going back this September. As soon as I graduate, I’ll start working in my daddy’s power plant.’
If you start working in the power plant, won’t it affect your music career?
‘Not at all. Even Davido wants to start working in the power plant. My Chairman also, CEO of HKN owns a power plant that his daddy gave to him so he goes to Ondo from monday to friday. I can do any other job with music. My uncle is the first governor of Osun state. Now he is a Senator. I could go into politics if I want. God will lead me aright.’