“I Didn’t Sing ‘Otedola’ For Financial Gains From The Billionaire” – Dice Ailes
Despite divergent opinions on why Chocolate City artist may have sang the hit song ‘Otedola’, Damilola Alesh aka Dices Ailes says he was just having ‘fun’.
Dice Ailes scored an instant hit with his 2017 banger ‘Otedola’ which seems like an ode to the Nigerian billionaire. Certain folks are of the opinion that the Chocolate City artiste did the song to gain financial favours from the business magnate, Femi Otedola.
In a recent chat with Sunday Scoop Dice Ailes maintains that he was just having fun while making the song.
“Whatever you do, people will always have their reservations and opinions, but I didn’t do the song to get money from Otedola or to get close to his family. I was just having fun. Surprisingly, upon releasing the song, I got to meet Otedola and he gave me a lot of money. I am also close to the family members and I call him on the telephone whenever I like. I didn’t plan for all these as some people have said.”
He also explained what inspired the whole idea of the hit song.
“Like I said earlier, I wasn’t paid to sing about Otedola. In the song, I was calling many names. I was just looking for iconic names that would bring out the best in the song. Since I was talking about money and Otedola is a billionaire, I felt I should use his name. Honestly, anything could have been the title of the song, but I settled for Otedola because it was one of the first names I mentioned while singing.”