My Life Challenges Inspired ‘Double Wahala’—Oritsefemi

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Just when some people thought fast-rising singer, Oritsefemi was going into oblivion in the Nigerian music industry, he surprised many with the release of 'Double Wahala', phrase popularised by late Afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The song took him to where he may never have imagined to have reached in his life. The same single turned him into a sought-after musician and even to the presidency.

In an interview monitored by, Oritsefemi spoke about what motivated him to do the song.

"The challenges that I have got and encountered everyday (inspired me to do the song). For example, one of the challenges is I have been doing some hits; classic hits, you know. Those hits made waves, people accepted it, but so many of them underrated me.

"It was not their fault, just that they needed more of my works. They needed that ability (in me). This made me to sit back and relax. I asked myself (this question), 'Am I supposed to be forcing myself? I need to work! I need something that would keep people embracing me.' So I decided to bring out something dynamic," he revealed.

He also spoke on the reported international collaboration with Rihanna which has not seen the light of day at the moment.

"I contacted Rihanna's manager that I am an artiste from Nigeria and I would love to do a collaboration with her. Her manager said she was busy. But I am patient and she has not finished what she is doing. There will be other collaborations with other international artistes too," he said.