A renowned radio presenter, Dan Foster, on Wednesday advised upcoming talents in the nation’s entertainment industry to exude humility at all times, in order to succeed in their chosen careers.
Foster told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that some celebrities who had humble beginnings did not believe that they would rise to the top of their trade today.
“Entertainment has risen in leaps and bounds since I’ve been here in 2000 and is doing better.
“I was here when Tuface Idibia was with a group called the Plantation Boys.
“I was there when Basket Mouth was hanging around me and he used to be on “Okada’’ (motorbikes) going to shows,’’he said.
Foster, a U.S. citizen, who had featured in numerous television reality shows as a panelist, told NAN that the upsurge in the fortunes of most of the nation’s celebrities was quite remarkable.
“I was there in the beginning and I saw them all just blow up.
“Today, Julius Agu is holding shows at the Muson Centre and now, they are all international stars.
“Even `P’ Square, I was there in the beginning when I was playing their songs and they were just on the radio, just having fun.
“And then all of a sudden, everything just blew up. I was there when Genevieve and Stella Damasus were helping me with a script on “Face of a Liar,’’ doing a Nigerian movie.
“And now, these people are humungous now in the industry. They are very famous and they are very rich and they are into their gifts,’’Foster said.
The presenter added that humble beginnings were usually a pre-requisite to success and stardom.