Nigeria: Companies or brands that want me to remove my face tattoo aren’t interested in me – Sose, DJ
DJ Sose, a popular musician, commented on his path in the Nigerian entertainment scene in a new interview.
In an interview with The Nation, the entertainer discussed the misconceptions around his face tattoo and what it signifies.
When asked what it would take to get his facial tattoo removed, DJ Sose responded that the brands or companies who want him to remove it were never interested in him in the first place.
“I have had my face tattooed since 2007, so any brands or companies that want me to erase my tattoo means they are not interested in me. They just want to use me. It is the same way how I’m not signed to any record label, I’m self-made. Because right now it’s a case where I have built my brand to that point where a record label cannot say, ‘I want you to be under us’. No, it would be a partnership and not working under you. My brand is strong enough to stand on its own, if it is not strong enough that means I won’t be here.”
When asked if people get scared when they see him with his face tattoo, he said in response;
“Well, People fear anything they don’t understand. Those that fear it do so because it’s something new and their minds cannot process it, while for others, it’s a case of curiosity. So it boils down to the individual. Yes, I’ve gone to places where adults and children were so afraid that they kept away from me. But it’s fine, I don’t mind. It is their opinion and they are entitled to it.”
On what it represents, DJ Sose said;
“It is the African accessories, the Afro-Urban outfits, and the tattoo. It all signifies the unity of my origins, which are that I am half Nigerian and half Hungarian. I was also looking at something that one could use to recognise me. It’s a case where everybody needs something to make them stand out from the crowd.
“When I first started, I had similar mixing styles to another DJ who was already established in the industry so people were always mixing me up with him. Anywhere I went, people always mistook me for me, so I had to figure out something that would make me stand out from the crowd.”
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