Project Fame 2013 winner Olawale Ojo went viral on social media lately when a video of him surfaced on the internet.
The singer, who got a five million naira cheque, an SUV and a one-year-music contract as the winner the music reality show five years late has become a cab driver in other to keep by.
This new information evoked concern from fans and observers who wondered why such a talented singer would be involved in that for income instead of a blossoming career.
In an interview with Channels TV’s Rubbin Minds on Sunday he said that he became a cab driver because he “felt depressed” for a short while.
He said, “For a short while, I felt depressed. I had the option of giving someone this car to probably drive for me.”
Ojo also revealed that he took up cab driving a “Couple of months” ago in Lagos because maintaining stardom was a difficult task.
He said he had tried everything to sustain his fame, adding that that life hit him hard after releasing an album featuring stars like Lil Kesh, Skales and Tiwa Savage in 2014.
“I won an SUV, N5m and a recording contract. Personally, I thought from Project Fame, I was going to blow up like that. That was what everybody expected,” he added.
“I put up an album after the show in 2014 and that was part of the contract. I featured Tiwa Savage, Skales and Lil Kesh in the album. I shot two videos.
“Everything just started playing out like that. It got to a stage when life hit me. Things were not working out the way I thought.”
However, the musician says he even though he made mistakes in the past, he feels no regrets for the decisions made at that time because those were the best decisions based on how much he knew then