My Mom Tried To Ruin My Music Career By Claiming Music Is For School Dropouts – Fancy Gadam Discloses
Oct. 10, 2019
Afrobeats artiste Fancy Gadam, has recounted how his mother tried to stop his music career.
According to Fancy Gadam, his mum was not in support of his music dreams and warned him not to pursue it because music was for dropouts.
“My mum went to sound engineers and friends who she knew could help my music career and told them never to help me. I don’t know how she was able to find out who wanted to help me, but she always managed to get that information. I had to lie most of the time about my whereabouts before I managed to start music professionally. It has not been easy getting this far,” he told Graphic Showbiz in a recent interview.
Asked whether his mum was now proud of his success, Fancy Gadam said she now supported him with prayers but had never attended any his concerts before.
“It is unfortunate my mother has never attended any of my concerts before. There had been a couple of times I personally invited her to my shows but she never turned up. Before I attend any concert, she prays with me. I believe I have made her proud with the achievements I have chalked up over the years,” he bemoaned.
Fancy Gadam has had some traumatic encounters lately. For instance. in June last year, eight of his fans died in a motor accident in Tamale days before he was set to hold a major concert at the Tamale Sports Stadium with Nigeria’s Patoranking.
The incident traumatised Fancy Gadam who was forced to cancel the concert and withdraw from the public eye for a while. In several interviews, he has indicated that he nearly quit music after that accident.
Last Saturday, October 5, Fancy Gadam managed to draw around 20,000 people to the Tamale Stadium to witness his Dream concert.
The occasion was also used to launch the Dream album, which is his fifth, and he told Graphic Showbiz that he was able to attain that feat because of his humility.
“I don’t give my fans anything but my humility does the magic. I almost cancelled the Dream album concert because of the heavy rains but I was amazed at the huge turnout.
Meanwhile Fancy Gadam, is currently promoting his new single, “The Dream”.
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