Last night, I stumbled on a throwback edition of Primetime Africa.
It’s around November 2012, and he had just recently survived a terrible accident around the Gbagada highway/ U-Turn area. No scratch. No scars.
He was on his way to meet his manager at the time (don’t know his name).
“It’s a miracle he survived,” the manager says when he’s invited to the mic. “He found himself outside the car holding a Bible,”
I’ll paraphrase one. “So have you thought about what you’ll do if perhaps your music career doesn’t fly — as in, any Plan B?”
Olamide doesn’t waste time. He leans toward the mic.
“I don’t think I can do anything outside of music,” he said in a very enlightened tone. “That’s the only think I know.”
D1 continues (again, I paraphrase), his left hand across Olamide’s shoulder: “It appears God has given you a second chance at life. I believe you’ll make it count.”
The then young Olamide knew failure was NOT an option. We see where he is now and how far he has come.