Nigerian Hip Hop star turned realtor, Sikirullahi Olanrewaju Dabiri, popularly known as Eldee The Don, has explained why why he quit music and relocated abroad.
The former member of the defunct Trybesmen, said he left Nigeria because he needed to “clear” his head after he got “scammed” by an advisory firm.
According to Eldee, the firm had collected money from some investors and lied to them that they were investing the money in his music.
He made this known during a chat on the latest episode of the King of Talks podcast, hosted by comedian, Teju Babyface.
The veteran rapper, said it took him almost a year before he realised that he was being scammed after incurring huge debts.
Eldee said some members of his team left their families abroad to come to Nigeria to be part of that project but ended up with nothing.
He said; “What happened was that, Shayman introduced me to a gentleman called Tonye Akindele, who at a time had a capital advisory firm. What they do is to look for business to invest in. They have people who fund those portfolios.
“So they approached me for a partnership. And I accepted. But unbeknown to me, what was happening was him [Tonye Akindele] and his partner had the people who were funding the record label but the label was not getting money. I was still funding my music.”