I am very grateful to Adekunle Gold for giving me a song- Olawale
Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Adekunle Gold was moved to help after it was reported that Olawale Ojo, the 2013 winner of Project Fame had become an Uber driver.
Ojo has been getting rave reviews for his song, One Day, written and sponsored by Adekunle Gold.
Speaking in a chat with Punch, Olawale expressed his gratitude to Adekunle Gold, adding that he doesn’t feel ashamed that he was given a song.
“Even the greatest musicians have had hit songs written by other people. People need to find out the writers of their favourite songs; it might not be the singers. Music is a collaborative process.”
“I’m very grateful to Adekunle Gold and his team for their kind gesture. I had once met him in 2015. Reaching out to me after he heard my story shows the type of man he is.
“Working with him was incredible. I spent time in the studio with Adekunle and I can say that the experience will improve my music.”.
When asked about the support he has gotten so far for his new song, he said: “I have been receiving messages from people from all walks of life, including artistes I look up to. The most heartwarming has been messages from Nigerians who are also struggling. People are inspired by the lyrics of the song, believing that one day, they will achieve all their dreams.”