Only a few people will remember Zaaki Azzay the unique artist with torchlight and a cap. It wasn't long before I started asking myself the use of the torchlight he was always holding. I was forced to contemplate if it was illiteracy, foolishness, a kind of talisman (charm) or a kind of village or uncivilized mentality.
Please don't crucify me yet. If you knew Zaaki back then, you would think same or worst. He was always carrying the torchlight both in the day and at all times; a style no one had ever portrayed. What do you expect me to think?
However the veteran Nigerian artist had sometimes back come out to reveal the mystery behind his affinity with torch lights which will be revealed later as you read further.
Zaaki Azzay came into the music industry in 1994. He is a Tiv but grew up in Kaduna. His first video released in Lagos in 1992 titled The Hero became his backbone in music as it was generally accepted in Lagos even though it was a Hausa song. In Nigeria Lagos is known as the hub of music Artists and the promoter of music and entertainment as well. Some of his songs include:
-Na Me Go Marry Am,
Zaaki Azzay started as a nobody but is today an international music star. He's known for his unique approach to music.
Mystery of the Torchlight
In an interview, Zaki made a shocking revelation about his affinity with torch. This was what he said.
"𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙮𝙢𝙗𝙤𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙞𝙣 1993 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚 𝙖 𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙣𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙄 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙜𝙤 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙤𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙛 𝙃𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙖 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙄 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙝. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙞𝙤 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙥."
Do you think he is still in line with his covenant with God?
Here are some current pictures of the veteran artist and what he looks like now.
It's truly good to stick to what you believe in and are called to do. It doesn't matter if there are struggles and rejections at the initial stage. Better is the end of a matter than the beginning; the end will always stand out to disapprove the failures of the beginning.
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