Life in the ghetto made me yearn for success —Olamide
Popular Nigerian rapper and YBNL record label boss, Olamide said that being able to afford a three square meal was a big deal for his family at some point.
The talented rapper shared this in a recent interview with The Guardian UK, where he evaluated his music career.
“Surviving was hard. Bariga was not far from the other slums you see across the world, from Mumbai to New York and London – life in the ghetto is almost always the same everywhere,” he said.
“There were days when being able to afford three square meals was a big deal for my family. All of that motivated me to hustle hard – I wanted to see the whole world and experience different cultures from what I grew up seeing,” Olamide added.
The father of two also faulted the notion that the ghetto only breed furious personalities, arguing that it also houses people with great potentials.
He said, “Many people have a very limited understanding of the ghetto. They think it’s all ruggedness and violence. The ghetto is way beyond that. Being from the ghetto is not only about guns and knives or living dangerously, it’s about being smart with your choices and moves.
“If you’re smart enough you can do better for yourself. I don’t want people in the ghetto to feel like they are inferior or in competition with anybody. The important thing is looking out for yourself and trusting your process.”
Olamide is a super talented rapper and has helped other people to come to the limelight.