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What I do when I’m negatively criticised — Alariwo

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Veteran musician and broadcaster, Rotimi Martins, aka Alariwo of Africa, has reacted to reports that he is a struggling artiste who maintains relevance only because of his activities as a broadcaster.

Reacting to the recent report in a chat with Showtime, the singer whose music held sway of some sort in the nineties said ignoring such negative statements about his credibility and relevance in the music industry gives him inner peace.

“Learning to ignore such statement is the key to inner peace. I’m glad the reporter said I’m a broadcaster and that I am still known in the entertainment business. Relevance is okay by me. When people say such, they do not know what we are doing or cooking. I’m a brand and will remain one. Only time will tell if I’ve faded or not. But I bless God for everything that he has done and still doing for me and my family”, Alariwo said. He added that most people have a wrong impression about the source of income of artistes.

“What some people don’t understand is that music isn’t the only source of income for some of us. I just laughed when I read that report; I don’t need to be vexed because Lagbaja too was mentioned. All I do when I read such stories is to look up to God and tell him to take control”, he said.

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