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,”