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Ghetto life motivated me to hustle hard – Olamide

Posted By Godwin Onyemaechi

Singer Olamide has recalled his life’s experiences while growing up in a shanty town.

While speaking in a recent interview with The Guardian UK, Baddo Sneh disclosed how growing up in a slum in the Bariga axis of Lagos State motivated him to work really hard.

Shedding more life on what life in the ghetto feels like, he described the ghetto life as almost the same all over the world.
According to the 32-year-old singer, surviving at the time was so difficult that getting three square meals was almost an impossible task for his family.

He also stressed that the development played a significant role in his drive to succeed against all odds.

He said: “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.

“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.”

He added that “Triumphant”, a track off “Carpe Diem”, his 2020 album, was inspired by the need to change the narrative about people living in the ghetto.

Earlier today, the YBNL boss came through with “UY Scuti”, his much anticipated 11th studio album that houses 11-tracks, with features from his colleague, Phyno


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