Nigerian music producer, Alli Odunayo, popularly known as Telz says he recounted how he vowed to his friends that he would die if he fails to make it to stardom by year 2020. He revealed he remember vividly that he made that vow on first day of January, but seven day later just like coincidence, BNXN, formerly known as Buju asked him to accompany him to see Burna Boy at his residence. While at the Burna Boy residence, a thought came to him that why not seize the opportunity in your favour, boom! He grabbed the opportunity to produce a hit song for Burna Boy, “Naughty by Nature” the first day they met.
Telz revealed these his chronicle of getting to the top while appearing on the latest episode of all-Night podcast.
In his words, “The first day of January , something happened. I came back from church; I went to pick my friends up, not like I went to church. I came back and I was like, ‘Yo guys, if I don’t blow this year, I will die.’
“They said, ‘Guy, why would you say that?’ Seven days after, we were at this Ijoya camp, and then Buju [BNXN] is like, ‘Yo Telz, I’m going to Burna Boy’s house, do you want to follow me?’ I was like, yeah, sure.
“We went there. It was me, him and Tomiwa his manager and then Sess the producer. Obviously, Sess was the main producer and me; I’m just Buju’s guy who is a producer. Normally, when you go and see celebrities, they come out maybe like one or hours after, but as we opened the door, Burna was smoking. And I was like, wow! Burna Boy.
Telz added “From there, him [Burna Boy] and Sess were working on some stuff. Then me I was just there. I would take opportunities when they come. They wanted to get some food. So, Buju and Sess they left. Me I was just there. He [Burna Boy] now said, ‘Guy, you be producer?’ I said yes, I have some beats. I played these beats; we did ‘Naughty by Nature’ that day.”
Telz was one of the producers of Burna Boy’s 2020 album, ‘Twice As Tall’ which won a Grammy for Best Global Music Album.