Popular Nigerian singer, Ekenedirichukwu Ijemba, better known as Humble Smith, has revealed that he almost took to begging in 2015 before he received a divine intervention.
The 32-year-old said he had gone to a church in Lagos to solicit help but later changed his mind after he got the inspiration for his hit song, ‘Osinachi’ while in the church.
Humble Smith disclosed this in a recent interview with reality star, Kimoprah on Hip TV’s Trending.
He said he struggled to get into the spotlight despite executing several musical projects, including shooting a music video in London.
He said, “Osinachi’, every lyric in that song is just me [my story]. This is a true life story. I have something to connect to everybody.
“I wrote ‘Osinachi’ in the church. I went to church to beg for money to feed. But when I got to the church, something told me I’m not a beggar. So, God blessed me with the song in the church.”
On how he got Phyno on the song and Davido on the remix, Humble Smith said, “After recording the song, they [my team] were like, ‘Guy you never blow, you need to put person [superstar] for the song to blow.’
“So, we had to reach out to Phyno for that. Then after reaching out to Phyno, the song started making waves, and Davido called for the remix. Big thanks to him.”