Erigga laments, “I Had To Start Raising Myself At The Age Of Eight, Now Dad Feels Entitled

Erhiga Agarivbie, popularly known as Erigga, a Nigerian hip-hop musician, has revealed his dissatisfaction, admitting that despite leaving home at the age of eight and self-training, his father feels entitled to his money.
Erigga stated that his father had no influence on his childhood, but that once he got success, his father began making demands and reaching out to him.

In the most recent episode of the Spill With Phyna podcast, the Warri-born musician expressed these feelings.

“When you see parents feeling entitled, it doesn’t make sense because you had many years ahead of me; why didn’t you make it before me?” Erigga asked. In Africa, people don’t properly address the entitlement mindset.

I was alone on the street. I was involved in too many things to mention on camera. And I keep thinking, “What if I was shot or arrested?” Because the majority of the folks I was with at the time are either dead or in prison.

“At the age of eight, I had to start raising myself.” I began living with my buddies and developing bad habits. But, having fallen in love with music at a young age, I knew where I wanted to be regardless of where I was.

Then, many years later, I’m Erigga, and someone comes up to me and says, ‘Yo! You’re not looking after me. You aren’t doing this or that.’ ‘Bro, na relations we be because you no father the father wey you suppose father regularly,’ I say. I don’t father myself. And I’m afraid I can’t give you credit.

“All of my stepbrothers began begging me to forgive our father, claiming that he was not also responsible to them.” But, at the end of the day, they’re only talking to me because I’m who I am.”

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