Why Some Artists Struggle To Handle Fame After They Blow
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Why Some Artists Struggle To Handle Fame After They Blow by Orezi
Almost everyone in the entertainment industry want the fame and money, but there is a dark side hidden behind the glitz and gold. Not everyone who is given the chance to be in the spotlight is able to manage it. All of these celebrities cracked under the burden of fame, and the results weren’t good for anybody.
What Is Fame ?
Popularity, Public Figure, Recognition, renown, celebrity, stardom and notability.
What is the Real Meaning of Fame ?
Fame simply means to be widely known or highlighted locally and internationally, especially as a result of noteworthy accomplishments. For example: Davido, WizKid, Akon, Rick Ross Drake, Justin Bieber are all said be famed because the world known each or any one of these musicians.
Music Artist Who Couldn’t Handle Fame
A typical example of a musical artist who was unable to maintain his popularity is The Chappelle Show. When he debuted in 2003, Dave Chappelle shot to comic superstardom, but he couldn’t handle the pressure that came with it. Without informing his agent or publicist, he walked away from a $50 million deal with Comedy Central in 2005 to travel to South Africa for a “spiritual retreat.” I’m absolutely stressed out,” Chappelle admitted to Time.
There were several things that I was overcome by… Let me list the activities I can perform here that I cannot perform at home: think, eat, sleep, and laugh. I’m a guy who thinks a lot. Sometimes I enjoy just thinking to myself. And while I’ve been in South Africa, I’ve been thinking a lot. He continued, “You want to be sure that you hear your own voice because there are so many voices competing for space in your mind. In order to pull a Fred Flintstone and isolate myself from everyone, I thought, “Let me just stop a passing vehicle while using my bare feet as the stops.”
Since then, Chappelle has made regular effort to stand up again, but unfortunately, he couldn’t and that seems to be the end of road for him.
Why Some Artists Struggle To Handle Fame After They Blow Up
Sprisal Entertainment recording artist and Cullbreed Music pioneer Esegine Allen, known professionally as Orezi who hails from the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeri, Delta State has given an update as to reasons why some artists struggle to handle fame.
The song star disclosed this thought while having a one-on-one talk with a Television host at the Sunday Scoop.
Orezi made us understand that fame is liable to cause someone to lose control of their faculties or behaviour. Orezi said that his most shameful performance situation was losing his voice in the middle of a performance.Related: Frustration As Bella Shmurda Goes Totally Off Key While Singing On Stage
In his words:
“New artists that blow lately are not the only ones that struggle with fame. Many veteran artists experience it as well. Because fame is so addictive, handling it requires a lot of maturity. One of Olamide’s concerts at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, was my most embarrassing stage experience. When I reached the high-pitched section of the song, Shuperu, the sound cut out and I was left alone with my vocals. I sounded dreadful because I lost my voice. I left the stage feeling awful, but fortunately it seemed like just a small number of people were aware.
The musician also expressed his satisfaction with the response his brand-new single, Kiss Me, has received thus far. He stated:
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“The response has been fantastic. It appears that people overlooked Orezi’s dancehall side. The song’s infectious tune is already causing TikTok to go “wild.”
The Afropop singer responded when asked why it took him so long to release a new song:
“I wanted to redefine my sound, so it took this long. I’ve found the tone I sought, the one that everybody can associate with me. There will be many more songs like this one.
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