Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Daddy Showkey Back To Studio
on a new album that he hopes will turn out a surprise hit with music fans soon.
In an interview with my source on Tuesday, Showkey said he had decided to keep the title of the work-in-progress and the location of the studio secret for now.
“The studio is just a small one. It is somewhere in Surulere, Lagos. I’d rather not talk about the location. As for the title of the album I’m working on, I want to keep it close to my chest for now,” he said.
For Showkey’s numerous fans across the country, who have missed his thrilling performances for a long time, this seems like heartwarming news.
The singer was forced to temporarily quit the scene after he narrowly escaped the assassin’s bullet two times in 2011. In one of the attacks, the suspected killers had stormed his former residence in Ojodu and killed one of his close associates who was visiting at the time.
Apart from making a brief public appearance during the 2012 anti-fuel subsidy removal protests in Lagos, Showkey has virtually spent the last two years in hiding for fear of unknown assailants that might be waiting to catch him unawares.
Unfortunately, a few weeks ago, just as he sweated it out in the studio, grief paid the dreadlocked creator of the popular Galala dance steps an unscheduled visit in Lagos. This time, his brother-in-law, Kachi, was involved in a fatal car crash and died on the stop.
“Kachi had lived with me for about 15 years. He was like my own brother. I feel so sad that he is gone. My wife has not recovered from the shock of losing him,” a grief- stricken Showkey told my source.
However, Showkey has decided to put the sad event behind him and to concentrate on his work. He says he is working so hard on his forthcoming album and practically spends most of the nights in the studio nowadays. At the moment, his greatest desire is to catch up with the time he had lost these past years.
The grapevine recently rippled with talk about a possible collaboration between Showkey and Wizkid. Pictures of the two stars were splashed on the Internet. But efforts made to get the ghetto soldier’s comment on the subject proved abortive. All I can say is welcome back bro.