Yinka Ayefele has expressed optimism that he will still walk again, he made this known while sharing his experience on life without the use of his leg. The popular musician made this known in a recent interview with Punch Nigeria, where he spoke about the music industry, life without the use of his legs.
The singer was asked if he went through a phase of denial when he realized that he wouldn’t be able to walk again, he said; At a point, yes! But I’m an incurable optimist. I’m of the firm belief that nothing is impossible. I know I will still walk again. I believe that with God, all things are possible.
Yinka Ayefele, is a Nigerian music producer and gospel singer, he began his music career in 1997 after he was involved in an automobile accident which damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair. While in the hospital after spending about 9 months, his friend, Kola Olootu visited and advised him to put some songs together. This suggestion resulted in the release of his debut album titled, Bitter Experience in 1998 which brought him into limelight.
Yinka Ayefele was recently embroiled in a battle with the Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi. He recently came forward to express appreciation to the governor as he revealed his music house is being reconstructed few months after the Oyo state government demolished the building. On August 19, 2018, Oyo state government demolished the popular Fresh FM in Ibadan, belonging to popular gospel singer,Yinka Ayefele, citing infringement of the state’s building laws.
The action by the government resulted in public outcry and condemnation as many observers including the proprietor of the business believed it was politically motivated. Reports say that the Oyo state government, led by Abiola Ajimobi has taken up the responsibility to rebuild the music house and construction workers have been given a deadline of December 2018 to put up the structure.
Mr Samson Akindele, Head of News, Fresh FM, confirmed the report and said “A lot has happened since the demolition in August. We’ve had a lull in the activities going on here. “Just about two weeks ago, after all the meetings and agreements, the ministry of works in Oyo state through the office of the permanent secretary and the commissioner came in to start fulfilling the promise the governor made that indeed the partial demolition was an activity done in error.”He also confirmed that the structure would be up in December to give room for Christmas activities. Yinka Ayefele’s music house is located on Lagos-Ibadan by-pass, Challenge, Ibadan.
Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.
Desmond Elliot has apologized for addressing the youths as ‘Children’ while making his submission during plenary at the Lagos state House of Assembly last week.
In a viral video that captured the Surulere lawmaker’s submission on the Lagos carnage, he addressed the youths as children and opined that social media was used to fuel the carnage.
Nigerians on social media have been dragging him since for his comment.
In a statement he released on his Twitter handle today, the actor apologized for his choice of words during the deliberation. According to him, he did not mean to be insensitive. Read his statement below
”I have read your honest feedback& suggestions& I sincerely apologize for addressing the youth as “Children” I did not mean to be insensitive with this, it was borne out of the magnitude of destruction&looting of businesses I witnessed when I went on a tour of my constituency
I saw women crying and my constituent members distraught as a result of the damages inflicted on their source of livelihood. I was moved by this while giving my submission on the floor of the House.
I allowed my emotions get the better of me and for this I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt.
Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect all of us. I promise to do the same.
The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and my work.
I thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. Together, we will build a better Nigeria. End.”