I’ll never pay for foreign collaboration —Olamide

Those who have been waiting for YBNL boss, Olamide, to feature a foreign act in his songs may have to stop thinking about the idea as Olamide has disclosed that he would never pay any foreign artiste to feature him on his songs.

Olamide admitted to have been under pressure from his fans to toe the path of his colleagues by featuring A-list international act in his songs, but the Lagos Boy crooner, who has dropped hit songs back to back, said he would never consider such idea.

He insisted that  he would rather continue to work hard on his game and concentrate more on his locality than pay through his nose for any foreign collaboration.

In a breif interview on Wednesday, Olamide said that if Fela Anikulapo could be successful as a musician before he died, there was no need for him to take such decision at this stage of his career when everything is working for him.

According to him, there was no need for such collaboration at this point as it would not add any value to his career.

He added that from the begining of his career, “I have always believed in myself that if I work hard, there is no limit to what I can achieve in life. I didn’t get to this level because I featured somebody. It has been the grace of God and I won’t deny Him of His glory. God has been good to me and His grace brought me this far.

“I have been told several times to make the move that would see me feature an international act by paying some huge amount of money, but that is never going to happen. If I continue to work hard and concentrate on my locality where I have become very popular, I can become anything I desire, but for me to pay somebody to feature on my song is never going to happen in my life time.”

Artistes such as Wizkid, D’banj, P Sqaure, MI, among others, have reportedly paid exorbitant amounts of money to feature international acts on their songs.