Growing up in the ghetto made me hustle hard — Rapper Olamide

By Stermy 3 Min Read

Award-winning Nigerian rapper and founder of YNBL Record, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, has disclosed in a recent interview that growing up from the slums/ghetto made him grow stronger.

The talented rapper, aged 32, who is regarded as one of the big musical artistes on the continent of Africa made this known in a recent interview with the Guardian UK.

The interview talked about the early life of the rapper, how he grew up and the journey from back then when he was not yet into music, and also, his musical journey.

Growing up in the ghetto made me hustle hard — Rapper Olamide

The rapper speaking about his growing up said, it was not easy, as he grew up in the slum of Nigeria, there came times that affording 3 square mail even became a bigger problem for his family.

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According to Carpe Diem composer, the kind of life he lived while growing up was what made him grow ver stronger as he had no choice but to hustle hard to change the past life for himself as well as his family.

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.”

Talking about his musical craft and how it all unfolded, Olamided narrated that growing up, he used to listen to music from Yoruba legends such as King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal and King Sunny Adé. But switching into rap music/hip-hop took a turn with the Jay Z and DMX influence.

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