“Growing up in the ghetto motivated me to hustle hard” — Rapper, Olamide

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Nigerian Rapper, Olamide

Veteran Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji has revealed that his hard work was motivated by his struggles when growing up in the ghetto.

The YBNL Boss revealed this in a recent interview with The Guardian UK, where he extensively spoke about how he became famous.

According to The 32-year-old rapper, living in a ghetto in the Bariga area of Lagos and his parent’s inability to provide three square meals for the family pushed him 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.”


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