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TSA
08-13-2010, 07:27 PM
Met Vocal Slender.

an illiterate nigerian 'scavenger' from the yoruba ethnic group in south west nigeria.




http://amebor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/vocal-slender-475x267.jpg

for a living. Vocal digs through trash heeps in Lagos looking for copper and other valuables he can trade in.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47560000/jpg/_47560535_gallery9.jpg
he barely has enough to eat but has aspirations of making it big in nigerian pop music.











now. meet Vocal again.













http://www.cp-africa.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/vocal.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fadsoOeU83s/S8t2Q4OWtvI/AAAAAAAAC1E/vBjfrXg1t_0/s1600/Vocal+Slender2.jpg
did he finally make it?
not when these pictures were taken. In fact, vocal was still sleeping at the garbage dump at the time.

So why is a guy that sleeps in trash so fuckin flamboyant with the swagger? well Vocal understands an essential rule in making money. It's not about saving...it's about making.


Vocal understands in the hyper materialistic nigerian society, to be taken seriously as a musician he can't look poor. He understood by day he can work in the garbage heep, by night, if fed, he will use his earnings, by expensive clothes and JEWELZ, and hit the town already pretending he made it in the music industry.

As the people around him begin to see him as an established artist that's doing well for himself, they respect him and get him gigs.



BBC did a special on 'scavengers' in lagos and Vocal was one of the main characters.
the result? Vocal Slender's unique 'fuck a record deal i'll sign myself strategy made him and interesting focal point in the documentary.

as a result. that fucker is make stupid loot, doing shows in london and now has a top 20 hit in nigeria

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TSA
08-13-2010, 07:32 PM
Now met Dbanj.


another nigerian musician that started at the bottom.
jobless in a high unemployment society, Dbanj and partner Don Jazzy saved up their money for 1 thing. A camera.

They could have saved it a bought top ramen, but they didn't they weren't about saving petty money. they were about making real money.


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With this camera, and a BANGER beat from don jazzy, the 2 shot a video with nothing but a white background and two oshodi market skeezers.

the fuckers went all out with what little they had. Dbanj is doing back flip, playing a fucking harmonica, and basically pretending he already made it cause people respect that and if they can respect it they can spend money on it.


the result. Dbanj is now the highest paid artist in africa, has reality TV show and is on his 4th platnium album

you can see how going all out with what little you have pays off from the leap in budget from his first albums hit single "tongolo" to his second albums single "Suddenly"
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TSA
08-13-2010, 07:36 PM
lesson

saving money < making money

CEITEDMOFO
08-13-2010, 08:06 PM
NOW MET BASEGOD

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FROM THE WATERFRONT AND GETS BITCHES TO SUCK DICK

EAGLE EYE
08-13-2010, 11:06 PM
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TheBoarzHeadBoy
08-13-2010, 11:35 PM
Vocal Slender is pretty dope. I need to download this shit so I can flash it to my friends and increase my gangster rep. "Yeah he's from Nigeria. Yeah, you know the place the N word came from. Yeah."

The other guys are decent.

Lil B is a Lil Wayne wannabe fruitcake.

TSA
08-14-2010, 03:28 AM
^ahahaha, that is the place where the N word came from now that you mention it.

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