Shank – “I Can Never Be Jealous Of Any New Kid On The Block”


Unfortunately for Shank, he hasn’t been able to get any lucrative endorsement deal over the many years he’s been around.

In a new interview with Saturday Beats, Shank said he can never be jealous of new acts like Patoranking because there’s a platform for reggae artistes to flourish in Nigeria.

the “Julie” crooner told SB that,“I feel happy that finally, there is a platform for reggae artistes to be seen in the same light as any other secular act; so it is a win-win situation for me. I can never be jealous of Patoranking. There is no envy at all.

I have had my moment in the spotlight and when I was on top of my game, there was nobody around to contend with me. Right now, there are a lot of people doing dancehall music and it has become a movement.  I don’t see it as if only one person is spearheading the reggae movement. I like the fact that anybody that sings dancehall music would be listened to now.

It is not about who the artiste is but it is about the music. I can never be jealous of Patoranking or any new kid on the block.”

On his relationship life, Shank said “Where I am right now psychologically, mentally, emotionally and work-wise, I don’t need the distraction of an intense relationship at the moment because a relationship requires time and effort and I would rather put that into my music. I don’t have a babymama. There is none that I know of and that is what I told them when I was asked if I had a kid at the embassy. I have been careful but don’t worry, I don’t shoot blanks; I shoot straight. I have just been very careful,”