In an interview with Saturday Beats, Azadus explained the reason for his hiatus.
He said, “It is obvious I left Kennis because my contract with them expired and my career dwindled. When I was with Kennis Music, all hands were on deck to push my music out but now that I am on my own, everything is left to me. But the major reason I was out of the limelight was because I was attacked by armed robbers. I was shot in my neighborhood at FESTAC. I was away from music for over a year because I was hospitalized. That was what affected me. I could not move freely because I lost faith in the security around where I was staying. I hardly went out because I was afraid of another attack. I went through a lot of trauma.”
His being away for a long time has brought about so many speculations. Top on the list is the story that the singer had gone broke and could hardly fend for himself.
Addressing the issue, he said that being broke is not a crime. He said some nations across the world have been broke at one point in time. He urged his fans to pay more attention to his career and not his personal life.
“If people think I am broke, they should come and give me money. At least I thank God that I am taking care of my family. Being broke is not a crime; it is not an offence. I don’t know when being broke became an offence in the country. I am broke and people that think they have money should come and give me money. Even Greece and some other countries were broke at a time. They went through recession. That is no news. News is talking about my music; if it is better than it was or worse. It is not about my personal life but what connects me and the world; how people feel my music. People should talk about my music and not my personal life,” he said.
He also told Saturday Beats that his career has not failed until he is dead.
“A failed career belongs to a dead person. When someone is dead, there is no hope but as long as the person is not dead, there is still opportunity for the person to get back on top. There is no such thing, my career is very much alive. My career cannot fail till I am dead,” Azadus said.