Femi One is making it very clear one more time, the success of her song Utawezana featuring Mejja, is not really all thanks to Azziad.
Azziad did a video on TikTok dancing to the song and it became a challenge. In fact, that was what made her famous.
The video created a lot of tension after a section of Kenyans criticized Femi for allegedly not thanking Azziad enough for having made the song a hit
Speaking during an interview with Massawe, Femi One said the trolling hurt her feelings.
"She (Azziad) knew that I had reached out to her and she had the power to shut critics but she did not I ended up looking like the bad guy. If she told people that I had sent her a DM people would have shut up.
The song had been famous even before she did the challenge but I admit she did well as her video went viral." She said
"I started the challenge and it was up to fans to decide who was their favorite.
People felt like I did not deserve that success. They felt like Mejja deserved the success while I was not.
People were not looking at all the years I had put in hard work. They judged me wrongly as a woman as they felt I had been ‘helped’.."
Asked what is the worst thing that has happened to her, Femi shared
"At some point, people created a group dubbed ‘Unsubscribe Femi one’ yet I wronged no one. "
It hasn't been easy for her in the industry but the success of the song Utaweza opened up so many doors for her. It actually made her more famous. I mean she' at 700k plus followers and has a bagged a few ambassadorial deals.