June 17, (THEWILL)- Popular Nigerian rapper and YBNL founder, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, has stated that his experience growing up in a slum in the Bariga axis of Lagos state helped him to hustle hard.
The 32-year-old singer disclosed this during a recent interview with The Guardian UK, wherein he spoke concerning his music career.
According to him, living at the time was so difficult that having three square meals was almost an impossible task for his family.
The rapper stated that the development played a significant role in his drive to succeed against the 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.”