Adekunle Gold Reveals Why He Reached Out to Former Project Fame Winner Turned Uber Driver

Alternative singer Adekunle Gold, has explained the reason behind him reaching out to former MTN Project Fame Winner, Olawale, who was seen riding an Uber.

Few weeks ago, Olawale was spotted driving an Uber and some Nigerians mocked him on how he went from being a winner to a driver.

Adekunle Gold in a Chat with Cool FM disclosed why he reached out to help him;

“So there’s this guy called Olawale, he won Project Fame and I can’t remember which year. When I saw his video that went viral talking about him doing uber and how people have abused him on how do you go from winning Project Fame to riding Uber, and he was just being honest. He was just saying I can’t steal, I don’t know how to steal, a man has to do what he has to do to fend for himself. And that touched me because that’s everything I’ve always been about. My essence is always just Work. The dignity in labour is underrated in this country. People do so much, but they don’t get celebrated. You don’t even need to celebrated for what you are doing, but at least get rewarded. So it just touched me ‘I should help this guy.”

Adekunle Gold


  1. if he had gone to do shady deals…people would suggest a whole lot he could do to live clean…now he respected himself…humbled himself…and ride uber to keep body and soul together…some people were talking rubbish…Nigerians open their mouths wide…most of them talk without thinking…gosh!

  2. 70% of Nigerians are hypocrites. There is nothing one will do to satisfy them. Always trying to be little people so they look good. They have worse problems and are not doing well in their lives or family, but instead of channelling that energy to get better, they try to drag people to sit with them in the mud. God save us all