One conversation with singer-songwriter Lucky Ali, and you realise that the 61-year-old is completely detached from fame and money. "In a song, its music needs to be the personality. The expression needs to be the personality. Not the musician," says Lucky as he explains the sense of detachment and why he has moved on from expecting "any sort" of royalties from record labels.
"I am probably the only artist who has not been paid their legitimate royalties by a legitimate music label. [But] they are still earning royalties and they don't feel its important to share those royalties with the person who created that content. They go out of their way to prevent that, and it's okay. They have to survive," he says.