Yesterday morning, popular OAP and Video blogger, Toke Makinwa, hosted legendary music icon, Sir Shina Peters on Hiptv’s ‘Trending’.
The Nigerian Juju musician who was born Oluwashina Akanbi Peters appeared very healthy and lively as he spoke about his life, career and his relationship with his son, Clarence Peters.
‘I would soon be 60, but I believe I am where I’m today by the grace of God. Praying and fasting also helped in sustaining me in the industry. I also owe part of my success to story to Late Fela, for his encouragement and candid advice.
He warned me not to be a one sided musician, but to do something that would be accepted by all- music for all nigerians. That advice helped my acceptability in the whole country and across.”
When asked how he feels about the success of his son, Clarence Peters who has taken nigerian music videos to the next level, the Ogun State born ace musician gushed thus.
“Clearance is from heaven. I call him Yomi. When I look at him, I see myself through him. He is just too much. I’m not saying all these because he is my son. I wish he is not my son, I would have showered him with lot more praises for the great things he has been doing in the music industry.
It was a good combination from Clarion his mother, who’s also a professional in her acting field, and myself. I’m so proud of him.”
Beautiful Anambra State born actress, Clarion Chukwura and Sir Shina Peters were entangled in sweet romance in the 80′s which bore the ace music video director, Clarence Peters.
Aged 31, Clarence is synonymous with top quality musical videos and he has been responsible for stamping the works of lots of musical artistes deep inside our minds with those great musical videos that we just love to watch.
As significant as his success is however, he is one individual who, though having two entertainment icons as parents, has achieved most of what he has without necessarily climbing on their backs.