Saheed Osupa said this during an interview with Punch. In the interview, he said:
“For me, music is a natural talent. If you have it in you, then you have to nurture it. When I was in America, I was frustrated because the level of promotion for African music was very low. It was only Fela’s afro-beat that was well promoted.
I tried to promote my fuji music there but I needed to put in a huge amount of money which I did not have. So, I contemplated joining the US Marines. I went for the exams and they were highly impressed. So, they said they would put me in the nuclear section and they gave me $100,000. They also offered me a house with a zero down payment.
The offer was so likable but I had a re-think about it and decided it was not what I wanted. I wasn’t sure I wouldn’t regret the decision in the future. I left Chicago and went to New York and eventually I came back home to do my music. I do not regret the decision today.”…… cuz now ppl call me “celeb baba celeb baba” everywhere I go.