I Stopped Visiting My Family, When They Advised I Quit Music – Mr. Real

Mr. Real, street anthem crooner ‘legbegbe’ revealed to Saturday Beats that his journey to stardom was not a bed of roses. He further revealed that his family members were hell bent on him pursuing a career in music as they saw success far away from him.

He said;

“I have been doing music for over 10 years now. But you know in life when it is not your time, there is nothing you can do about it.

All this while, I have been working and waiting on God for a breakthrough. Once God says it is your time to shine, no man on earth can stop you from shining. Before my song, ‘Legbegbe,’ I was only doing free shows. But it is a different story now.

“There was no time I thought of leaving music despite the pressure I was getting from my family members then. For me, music is part of my existence as a human and there is nothing else I can do better than music.

When I was not making money from music and things looked stagnant, my father wanted me to try other things. It was a serious issue at home. I cannot blame my father because he wanted the best for me; I am his first child. But I insisted that it was music or nothing

It was not easy to stay focused as I got frustrated by my family members. At a time, I stopped visiting family members because they were always advising me to find something better.

To them, I was wasting my time and it was high time I tried other things. I felt it was better I stop visiting because I didn’t want to leave music.”

Sadly, his father died last year and could not witness the success his son had achieved through his music career. The singer said that it was one of the regrets he has had to live with in life.

“My father is no more; he died last year. I feel bad that he is not alive to see my growth in the music industry, but I am certain he would be happy for me. My mother died years ago too.

But I have six younger siblings to look after. Though my parents are dead, other family members, who wanted me to quit music, can at least see that my consistency has finally paid off. Once you believe in yourself, the sky is your limit and nothing can stop you,” he said.

Photo Credit: Instagram – mr_realgram

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Mr Real Signs Artist Deal With Sony Music Entertainment Africa

Sony Music Entertainment Africa is currently filled with excitement as they announce the signing of Mr Real also known as Mr Legbebe into their artist development deal.

Mr Real, who became a popular artist after the release of the street anthem ‘Legbebe’ last year has been enjoying his journey to being a music star with just one hit song. He has also seen the support of D’banj’s Music streaming platform ‘CREAM’ after the release of his song.

The Nigerian born singer who real name is Okafor Uchenna Victor grew up in centre of commerce in Nigeria, Lagos but hails from Anambra State.

His steady rise to stardom has seen him perform his hit song ‘Legbebe’ at the BBNaija finale on Sunday, April 22nd serenading his fans and making them go crazy, even on social media.

He has also been recently nominated as  ‘Best Street Hiphop Artist’ for the upcoming 12th edition of The Headies Award.

However, Sony Music Entertainment Africa is hopeful that the new relationship with Mr Real get to the next level where he can be showcased to the world.

Photo Credit: Instagram – mrreal

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