Few days ago, a video of MTN Project Fame season six winner Olawale surfaced on social media leaving Nigerians speechless about the situation he was found.
In the video shared on social media, Olawale was seen using his car for commercial purpose.
Olawale who received the sum of N5 million, an SUV and a recording contract after winning the reality show in 2013 started working as a cab driver to fund his studio sessions.
He told journalist Tope Delano how he had to swallow his pride and hustle just to make money because he started getting depressed at home.
In a recent interview with Punch Newspaper’s Saturday Beats, Olawale opened up on his career and how he is in need of a means of survival.
“It is very true that I am a cab driver. Everybody knows that money finishes, especially when you are in an industry where you have to pay for virtually everything. To promote your songs, you need money. When I completed the Project Fame competition, I released some songs, even after the one year contract I had with them expired. To release all those songs cost me money; it is not as if I won N200m. There were some other personal things I spent my money on”, he said.
Olawale went on to state that he chose driving over a white collar job because it gave him the flexibility to still pursue his musical career. “I resorted to driving cabs because a white collar job would not give me time to face my music career. At a point, I thought about how I could support my music career while working; I thought about jobs that would allow me to have time for my studio session and do what I love doing without being tied down under someone’s employment”, he stated.
Recall that Olawale released his first album titled Almost Famous in 2014. The album featured the likes of Lil Kesh, Skales and Tiwa Savage.
His latest single is titled Blessing and it features Dotman. Listen to it HERE.
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