Following a recent attack on DJ Phreez by musician Terry G, Bennedict Asagwu, aka DJ Humility, has said that it is painful he committed the offence when his musical career was dead.
Recall that Terry G slapped DJ Phreez for interrupting his performance during comedian Bash’s show at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Though he later apologised, the Deejays Association of Nigeria (DJAN) had ordered all Nigerian Disc Jockeys to stop playing Terry G’s songs until further notice.
According to DJ Humility, Terry G didn’t just slap Jimmy Jatt and his boy, DJ Phreez; he slapped all Nigerian DJs.
“This is not about Jimmy or his boy again. Sending an apology letter is not enough; he has to be penalised heavily because this is not the first time he would be having issues with a DJ. I am not happy this is happening when his career is already dead. If it has happened three to four years ago, it would have been good. He is not relevant in the industry anymore.”
He said he had never experienced humiliation of such since he came into the industry, adding that nobody would see a big man and slap him.
“Before it even gets to that, I would have given you 20 slaps. I was born and brought up in the barracks, so nobody can try that with me. I am not saying I am notorious; I am just saying I know notorious people and I can deal with them well.”
The DJ, however, admitted that he once had an encounter with Terry G where he felt insulted and used.
He said, “I have had a personal encounter with him many years ago and it was the same Jimmy who begged me to calm down. He disrespected me. It was during the period I was helping him on his career and I wanted him to do stuffs with me. He then told me I should speak with his manager. When I was playing his song, I didn’t tell him to talk to Ben Murray-Bruce who owns the radio station. I was playing it based on the fact that he came to me for help.
“As soon as he got the fame, he turned me down. There was no social media at the time, so everyone knew that I carried his matter on my head. I felt so bad and used.”
DJ Humility noted that he had forgotten him long ago when he got to know the kind of person he was.
“We are not enemies, but artistes only know how to use people. That is the gospel truth. If it were to be my boy that he slapped and he came to tell me, I would slap him four times for not retaliating,” he narrated.