It had to do with an encounter at a festival.
‘Living Things’, off 9ice’s 2016 album, ID Cabasa, has become his biggest song in recent years.
And the singer recently explained the inspiration behind the song in a chat with TheNETng.
‘The inspiration behind the song came to be when I went to Kogi State for a festival,’ he said. ‘So when we were about to leave, a guy blocked the road and said ‘these are living things,’ we’re here baba.
‘So someone gave them money,’ he continued. ‘And the guy just kept on saying ‘we’re living things, we’re living things’.’
‘So on our way back to Lagos from Kogi, the word he was saying kept coming to me, and I worked on it and developed the song we all now listen to and enjoy.’
The ‘Living Things’ video now has over 1.5 million YouTube views, the highest number 9ice has ever gathered on the streaming platform.
When asked if the views were bought he replied in Pidgin, ‘If I really get money no be views I go buy, I go take am chop.
‘I no dey for that,’ he added.
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