How Don Jazzy motivated me to become influencer – Hype man Slimcase


Industry hype man, singer, and content producer Oluwafemi Oladapo Oke-Eko, better known by his stage as Slimcase, has disclosed that seasoned music executive Don Jazzy was the inspiration behind his decision to move from singing to influencing and creating content.

This was revealed by the “Shaku Shaku” hitmaker in a recent interview with Lagos’ Naija FM.

He said,

“I didn’t decide to become a content creator/influencer. I just found myself doing it. As I was doing music and seeing trends online, I got inspired by Don Jazzy.

“I looked at Don Jazzy’s way of life, from music to other things; how he has stayed relevant through the years and I was inspired. That has really helped me to hold my fans till the right music comes.”

Slimcase’s revelation is coming barely a week after Wizkid was bashed online for referring to Don Jazzy as an “influencer.”

Recall that, Don Jazzy came under criticism from Wizkid after rapper Ladipoe, a signee of his, made fun of the Grammy-winning musician for saying that “hip hop is dead.”

On his X handle, Ladipoe wrote,

“Nigerian rappers that survived ‘hip hop is dead’ watching Afrobeat artistes go through their own.”

After a fan alerted Wizkid to the post, he reacted by saying, “Lol, never chatting with anyone signed to an influencer. Next.”

He also retweeted two tweets suggesting that he referred to Don Jazzy as an influencer.

Wizkid’s subtle shade at Don Jazzy sparked reactions from Nigerians online, including celebrities such as skit makers Mr Macaroni and Nasboi, and reality stars, Doyin and Tacha.

Slimcase switched to content from being a hype man and when nobody could fill his shoes, he had to come back to hyping. He now combines both.