Abbey Abuede, the Nigerian singer, who is renown as Sexy Steel, vows never to taste alcohol even if an alcoholic brand offers him N50 billion.
According to the multi-faceted entertainer, he has never smoked or taken alcohol.
He said he once lost a huge endorsement deal because he doesn’t drink alcohol.
Sexy Steel spoke in a recent episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast co-hosted by actor, Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, aka Nedu.
He said, “I have lost one very big deal because I don’t drink alcohol. That was Guinness extra smooth when it came out years back. They later made 2Face their ambassador after I declined. Then I was modelling. I was the one shortlisted for the gig and when we went there, they poured Guinness in the glass that we should drink for the advert but I insisted that they change it to soft drink which they refused.
“They told me that for me to be their brand ambassador, I’ve to be drinking their alcoholic drink. And I opted out. They thought I was joking because the money was huge. I refused to do it.
“Years later, I saw the brand manager at Eko Hotel. He sent someone to call me after I finished performing on stage. He asked if I remembered him, and I said I didn’t. And he started telling those around him that I was the person that made him realise that money isn’t everything.”
When asked by his co-guest on the show, ID Cabasa, whether he would accept if he is presented with the same offer again, Sexy Steel said, “Cabasa, even if it’s N50 billion, I would not drink. I’m telling you. I’ve principles.”