Project Fame 2013 winner Olawale Ojo has said that he became a cab driver because he “felt depressed” for a short while.
The singer, who got a five million naira cheque, an SUV and a one-year-music contract as winner, recounted his ordeal on Channels TV’s Rubbin Minds on Sunday.
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 he regretted 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.”
This reaction comes days after an Instagram user identified as Tope Delano posted a viral video of him narrating his ordeal as an artist.