It is every musician’s dream for their music to be well-received by listeners and by so doing, help establish a connection between them whereby the listener becomes a fan of the artiste, giving them their full support whenever it is required be it for new releases, concert shows, brand endorsements or a clash with another musician. Notjustok’s Fan Affairs is a fun series that examines the relationship of Nigerian musicians and their fans while spotlighting the craziest fan moments of our favourite stars.
In this edition of Fan Affairs, we speak to the Port Harcourt -bred Afrofusion duo of the new age of music, Ajebo Hustlers, the designers of the Kpos Lifestyle movement, who also recently put out their debut album, Kpos Lifestyle Vol. 1, to get the gist of what fan love has been for the PH city sweethearts.
Fan Affairs with Ajebo Hustlers: When did it first hit you that you had fans?
It was when we did our first performance, the venue was packed and we had everyone singing our song word for word.
It felt really great and it made us realize we were doing something great and this much people could pay to come to see we were on the right track.
What are some things you no longer do or some places you no longer frequent after this happened?
A lot you know, just certain chill-out spots we used to hang at before, and even down to the little things like going down to the barbershop, now the barber comes to meet us.
Fan Affairs with Ajebo Hustlers: What is the craziest or most memorable thing a fan has ever done to get your attention?
A fan who randomly bumped into us at our hotel traced us to our room, we were recording so she asked for pictures and afterward refused to leave. She insisted on spending some time with us.
This was around early this year 2021, just before we released Pronto.
If you were going to have a fan moment, what celebrity do you think would leave you starstruck?
Jay-z I guess, he’s such an inspiration and someone I admire a lot.
How would you best describe your tagline Kpos Lifestyle to new fans?
It signifies positivity and preaches hard work and perseverance, being able to navigate your goals regardless of the challenges life throws at you.
Where's one city you have fans in that you'd love to meet?
There’s a lot of places like Ghana, Kenya, and others places. We get calls a lot from these places.
If you enjoyed Fan Affairs with Ajebo Hustlers, make sure to check Notjustok.com every Tuesday, as we'll be sure to bring you more authentic stories from all your favorite music stars. You can also stream Ajebo Hustlers' debut album, Kpos Lifestyle Vol. 1, here.