Earlier this month, veteran actor, Jude Chukwuka made the rounds on social media after a video of him singing one of Naira Marley’s hit tracks got the attention of the singer.
In reaction, the ‘Jo Soapy’ crooner pledged the sum of one million naira as appreciation for being a fan.
Jude Chukwuka granted an interview with Sunday Scoop and revealed how he felt when Niara Marley pledged to send him an amount of N1 million for singing his music.
In his words:
“I enjoy singing and in recent times, Naira Marley has become my favourite artiste. It’s like I help my contemporaries to hear and understand what these young boys are doing. I don’t know why the video of Mafo that I posted went viral.
“I really cannot explain how I felt when I was told that Naira Marley was looking for me online. I got over 500 calls. When I eventually answered a colleague’s call, he told me to go on Instagram that Naira Marley was looking for me. I then went online and saw so many messages. I didn’t even know how to feel at first. But to keep my sanity, I switched off my phone, so no one could reach me till I got home.”