Sheff Ilori’s parents are top Nigerian music stars, Kollington Ayinla and Salawa Abeni and he has been dubbed the Nigerian Rick Ross due to his stature. At Felabration 2015, he made his audience go into a frenzy state when he took off his shirt on stage, pictured above.
However, in a new interview with Saturday Beats, Big Sheff wants every Nigerian to know that he is very comfortable with his stature. Sheff said:
“People have been calling me Nigerian Rick Ross ever since I started doing music professionally some years back and I am used to it by now. I am very comfortable in my skin and I often tell people that if you are a slim person, you should not expect to see someone with six packs when you look into the mirror. If you are a big person, don’t go to the front of the mirror expecting to see a slim person.
If you see that I am a big person when I have my clothes on, then you should expect to see a big person when I take my clothes off. There is nothing to be shy and embarrassed about. If you are comfortable with your looks, then nobody can use it against you. But if you are not comfortable in your skin; that is when there would be an issue.”
When asked why he removes his clothes on stage, he said,
“It is not like I go on stage with plans to take off my clothes but I am moved by the crowd’s response to my music. When the crowd goes crazy, then the music takes me away.”