Speaking in an exclusive interview with Punch’s Sunday Scoop, Bayo Adeleke, aka B-Red, who is signed on with HKN Music label, and is also a cousin to multiple award-winning popstar, Davido, said he is happy at the pace of his growth.
Notwithstanding his average popularity in the industry, many music lovers have refused to acknowledge his talent. In fact, they are of the opinion that his days as an artiste are numbered.
Some music critics are disappointed that his career has not assumed a different dimension in spite of Davido and HKN’s influence. Despite the view of many, the heavily-tattooed musician says he is happy where he is.
“Knowing that God has a plan for everybody, I am comfortable with the unhurried pace. There was a time I didn’t have a car or a Rolex, but look at me now. Every year, I grow and I will get bigger, so I am not in a rush. I am okay and content,” he said.
B-Red who has also been accused of living under Davido’s shadow said there is no shame in leveraging on the star power of his cousin.
“In every group, you have a leader and I do not care about being number one as long as I am doing good, getting money and doing shows. Davido is number one and we follow but you never know, probably I’ll be as big as he is. If your cousin is a star, won’t you want to be a star too? I built my brand by hyping my cousin for four years and look at where I am now,” he said.
B-Red who is busy promoting his new EP released under HKN titled, “All The Way Up”, also denied leaving HKN. While rebutting the story, he confirmed he would be doing a collaboration with Mayorkun, whom many insinuated that he is envious of.
“There is no beef between me and Maryokun, we are hitting the studio soon and doing something together, I didn’t leave HKN and I am not leaving HKN. I even have the HKN tattooed on my body. My contract is very long. HKN is family and I am not leaving,” he stressed.