Adekunle Gold has shared why he assisted 2013 winner of the MTN Project Fame, Olawale.
It was popular news at the time that the talented singer who won the MTN Project Fame competition in 2013 was spotted working as a Uber driver after financial hardship.
Adekunle Gold in a recent interview on CoolFM said the honesty and dignity in labor that Olawale showed after the story went viral made him assist him with a song he wrote and prompted him to book a studio session and also shoot a video for him.
His words, “SO THERE’S THIS GUY CALLED OLAWALE, HE WON PROJECT FAME AND I CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH YEAR. WHEN I SAW HIS VIDEO THAT WENT VIRAL TALKING ABOUT HIM DOING UBER AND HOW PEOPLE HAVE ABUSED HIM ON HOW DO YOU GO FROM WINNING PROJECT FAME TO RIDING UBER, AND HE WAS JUST BEING HONEST.
HE WAS JUST SAYING I CAN’T STEAL, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO STEAL, A MAN HAS TO DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO TO FEND FOR HIMSELF. AND THAT TOUCHED ME BECAUSE THAT’S EVERYTHING I’VE ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT. MY ESSENCE IS ALWAYS JUST WORK.
THE DIGNITY IN LABOUR IS UNDERRATED IN THIS COUNTRY. PEOPLE DO SO MUCH, BUT THEY DON’T GET CELEBRATED. YOU DON’T EVEN NEED TO CELEBRATED FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING, BUT AT LEAST GET REWARDED. SO IT JUST TOUCHED ME ‘I SHOULD HELP THIS GUY”
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