Afrobeats vocalist and lyricist AG baby has discussed how he got everything rolling and how, before getting his big break, he used to trek from Maryland to Ikeja to sell his CDs
He released his long-awaited album Tequilla Ever on July 28, 2023, along with his newsletter, which detailed his rise to fame and challenges.
He stated, “I remember walking from Maryland to Ikeja to give out our CDs in traffic. We really pushed and pushed because we both knew we had something in us that the world needed to hear.” He was referring to his experience.
AG Baby discussed his humble beginnings as a member of his church’s choir, as well as his bond with his best buddy, Michael, and how he contributed to his career.
He wrote, “As I was reflecting, I remembered fighting so hard to lead the choir at Doers of the Word and never getting that spot but look at me today. It was not until my parents moved us from Ifako Ijaiye to Ikotun and I met my best friend Michael that people really started paying attention to my musical ability.”
The singer spoke on his close relationship with Michael, explaining how they met through their shared love of music and came to form the band Another Root of Jesse. Although they both had good voices, Adekunle was the group’s lyricist and his friend was the producer.
Even after his friend secured a job, they continued to push their hustle. In his words, “Then Michael got a job at Dana airline, I was still broke but I added my own 2 kobo. We gathered 150,000 naira together to shoot our first music video in 2010. We put every single dime we made into music, we even moved to a ‘boy’s quarter’ in Lekki in 2011 to feel among and chase this music dream.”
Concluding the newsletter, he revealed that he and his friend remain inseparable. Michael is the mastermind behind the EDM remixes he performed during his live shows, and he produced some tracks on his newly-released album.