Artist Yasin Mukasa alias Lil Pazo claims that he got nothing from his breakthrough song ‘Emotoka’.
Lil Pazo says that despite the song being very big on the Ugandan music charts, it only gave him popularity but he was used for free of charge by some music promoters because he was still new on the music scene.
He noted that he used to perform at different bars and events only on goodwill as he thought that he was appreciating fans for showing him support yet in the real sense the promoters used to earn big from him.
“The Ugandan music industry is the fakest business in the whole world. It has a lot of gambling and corrupt because people live fake lives,” Lil Pazo said.
“When I dropped my hit single, I was used and dumped because of my soft heart. I performed at concerts free of charge and to let you know, I didn’t benefit anything from that song.”
“I used to even fear sleeping in my house alone and I wasn’t ready for fame,” he added.
Lil Pazo further added that when the hit was on massive rotation at media outlets, he would sometimes fear sleeping at his home alone as he could not contain thoughts that often cut across his mind.
He further added that he can never allow collaborations with artists of his generation stressing that they usually don’t add value to an artist.
It should be noted that Lil Pazo failed to produce another hit song in the same caliber of Emotoka.
He however produced good songs like Ebigezo, Ebirevu, Abasiguze among others.