Why I don’t feel obligated to take care of my father – Singer Erigga

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Afrobeat singer, Erhiga Agarivbie also known as Erigga, has revealed how he doesn’t feel like he is obligated to share his wealth with his absentee father.

The hip-hop artiste on Spill with Phyna said his father is feeling entitled to his wealth after he has been absent his whole life.

Erigga said he started to live on the street when he was 8 years old and it could have ended badly for him because he mingled with the wrong crowd with a great negative influence on him.

According to him, he doesn’t get how parents feel entitled to their children after neglecting them.

He said, “When you see parents start feeling entitled, it doesn’t make sense because you had many years ahead of me, why didn’t make it before me? People don’t really address this entitlement mentality in Africa.

“I was facing the street alone. I was involved in too many things that I can’t even say on camera. And I just keep wondering like what if I was shot or arrested? Because most of the people I was with then are either dead or in jail.

“I’ve to start raising myself at the age of 8. I started living with my friends and learning bad habits. But then again, I fell in love with music at a very tender age so I knew where I wanted to be regardless of where I was.

“Then many years later, I now become Erigga then somebody comes and say, ‘Yo! You’re not taking care of me. You’re not doing this and that.’ And I’m like, ‘Bro, na relations we be because you no father the father wey you suppose father normally. I don father myself alone. And I can’t give you the credit.

“All my stepbrothers started begging me to forgive our dad, saying he wasn’t also responsible to them.

“But at the end of the day, they are only having the conversation with me because I am who I am.”

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