Small Doctor opens up about days as a bus conductor and okada rider in Lagos before he made it big as a musician.
The “Penalty” singer was recently interviewed on “Rubbin Minds” with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu where he opened up about his struggles in life. Small Doctor, who beat Olamide, CDQ, Skuki, Idowest, and Mr. Real to emerge the Best Street-Hop Artiste award at the 12th Headies Awards to took place on May 5, talked about being a dad amongst many other things. Read excerpts from the interview;
On Life as a bus conductor and okay rider: “I was a conductor for years, almost a decade,” he said. “From Agege to Ikeja, Ikeja to Maryland, Maryland to Yaba. I shuttled that place for like three to four years. I moved to Oshodi to Mushin under bridge. So it was from Oshodi to Mushin, Mushin to Oshodi I spent like six to seven years.” Small Doctor whose real name is Temitope Adekunle said “I have done the needful,” when asked about the present state of his former bus driver. On his days as an upcoming artiste: “I had recorded my first single. I had been gaining airplay in my hood back then. Agege, Ogba, all those places. But person no fit just stand dey believe say dem go dey call you for show. Those times sef, if you’re oppurtuned to be on the stage you go beg with the fact that they’ve been playing the song all the while. So I just needed to have some other things to just keep the ball going.” Photo Credit: Getty