Many know Naira Marley to be an artiste who entertains his fans with his music. But at a recent event, it was the other way round, as the artiste was entertained by another singer, Segun Johnson, who leads a live band. In a video shared on social media, Marley could be seen dancing to Johnson’s music at a party. In the video, Johnson praised Marley as he sang. He later noted that the Soapy singer gave him a cash gift.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, Johnson stated he was not expecting the cash gift. He said, “Aside from Naira Marley, there were so many celebrities at the event. I just entertained as usual. My style is centred on crowd engagement. The performance led me to hyping Naira Marley and I was not expecting him to transfer any money to me. However, I noticed him telling his younger brother to do a transfer as we were performing. At that point, I knew my bank account would ‘smile’ the next day.”
Asked how he developed his unique style of hyping people during his performances, the singer said, “My style of performance emerged from my sense of duty to my audience to give them a performance. I usually feel responsible for the client’s happiness during performances. The hyping came from that.”