I released my first album because of my accident – Ayefele  


Popular musician, Yinka Ayefele, said he went into commercial music following the fatal road crash he was involved in on December 12, 1997.

Before the sad incident, Ayefele was a struggling broadcaster. The unfortunate episode however, turned out to be a compass to find his breakthrough, the singer told Punch when asked if he had become an artiste before his accident in an interview he granted.

He told the paper: “Not really. Before the accident, I had released an album, apart from the one I featured in as the leader of my church’s choir. The issue of releasing an album came about when I needed to raise money for my treatment. Instead of going to radio stations to beg for money for further treatment, having been hospitalised for close to a year at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, some of my colleagues suggested that I should release an album since I have the talent. The idea was for the album to be launched and the money that would be raised was to be used for my treatment abroad.  Although music had always been a part of me, I never considered taking it up as a fulltime job. I just loved been a broadcaster.”

Read full interview on Punch.com

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