Olamide, a Nigerian rapper who grew up in the country, has shared a comprehensive description of his childhood.
Olamide revealed in a recent interview with The Guardian UK that growing up in a slum in Lagos State's Bariga axis inspired him to work hard.
He described ghetto life as "essentially the same all across the world," adding to our understanding of what it's like to live in a ghetto.
He said; “Surviving was hard. Bariga was not far from the other slums you see across the world, from Mumbai to New York and London – life in the ghetto is almost always the same everywhere.
There were days when being able to afford three square meals was a big deal for my family. All of that motivated me to hustle hard – I wanted to see the whole world and experience different cultures from what I grew up seeing.”