How I surmounted poverty to make it in life – Rapper, Olamide

How I surmounted poverty to make it in life – Rapper, Olamide


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Popular Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji, otherwise known as Badoo,has said that he dropped out of school but he was able to make it in life by discovering his talent through dint of hard work.


According to him, he was determined to succeed in life in opposition to all odds, given the stark reality that his mother and father were poor, and were not in a position to pay his school fees at the higher institution.


Olamide stated these during the weekend when he went as a special guest of honour at the Summer camp organised by the Ogun State government at Akin Ogunpoola Model College, Akinale in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.


He said: “I’m from Ogun State here, I don’t joke with my culture and language, the truth is, I came from a poor background. I had to drop out of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, when it was getting difficult for my mother and father to pay my school fees.


“However with doggedness, perseverance and hard work I was able to find myself where I’m today.


“I urge youths everywhere I go to always dare to be different and avoid unnecessary peer pressure.”


Earlier in his brief introduction of the guest to the campers, the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun advised the young girls and boys to be diligent, hardworking and be consistent in whatever they do.


Amosun who was represented by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye advised them to strive for the best in their academic pursuit.


While he advised the youngsters to extend the knowledge gained at the camp to their kith and kins, the governor promised that his administration remained dedicated to the development of education.



How I surmounted poverty to make it in life – Rapper, Olamide

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