September 22, 2018

Music not my first love – Yinka Ayefele


Yinka Ayefele says music was not his first interest while growing up.

He told Saturday Beats, “Growing up, I loved music but I didn’t know it would become my profession. My late father wanted me to be a banker and I worked towards it too. After my degree, my brothers made efforts to get me a job at the cooperative banks but nothing worked out. My life changed a day we went to a Christmas event at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. They found out that I had a good voice, and immediately, they gave me some programmes to handle.”

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But Ayefele insisted he had no regrets venturing into music, saying, “I am fulfilled. I have to be grateful to God. I have made an impact in the society and I can see it. When I see people playing like Ayefele, I feel happy. Even if I am no more today, I am fulfilled and people will still play my kind of music.”

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He added, “I did a bit of comedy in the past and I have also acted before. But I don’t have the time to do other things anymore. Managing a radio station takes a lot of time and I still do music too, which is equally demanding. So, how do you expect me to find time to act? Don’t forget that I have to go to locations regularly.”


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