I once hawked in Maza Maza traffic, says Nigerian Idol 5 winner, K-Peace

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Winning in the Nigerian Idol musical talents show is such that required great and talented skills to outsmart competitors from all state of the federation.

For the Nigerian Idol season 5 winner, Olakunle Ogunrombi, aka K-Peace, the talent hunts was indeed to change my wilderness status.

K-peace revealed he has hawked in the popular travelers joint in Maza Maza Mile 2, just to make ends meet, engaged in Bus conducting and all odd jobs.

The Ogun State-born singer revealed that he once hawked edibles like Gala, pure water and soft drinks in the traffic after the death of his father.

“I come from a family of five children and we were well-catered for. My father was an engineer with Leventis Motors at one time, but he lost his job and later tried his hands at trading in motor parts. We eventually lost him to cardiac arrest. That marked the beginning of many difficult years for every one of us, including our mother whose duty it was to provide for us,” said the 32-year-old who took the competition by storm with a unique genre of music; the FujiRnB which he calls a fusion of contemporary and Fuji music.

He added that , “At that time, I covered Mile 2 to Maza-Maza and Alakija, selling Chin-chin. I later sold Gala, Pure water and soft drinks around the “Chopping Centre” neighbourhood of Festac Town.”

He could not thank the organizers of Nigerian Idol enough, for the music contest that changed the story of his life as winner of the coveted prize of N7.5 million, an all-expense paid trip to Dubai, a Hyundai Sports Utility Vehicle and a N7.5 million recording deal with South Africa-based Universal Music label among other largesse.