"Let me give you an instance. I had a show here in Lagos, I was in Dubai. They made a mistake and booked my flight for Monday and the show was on Sunday.
We rushed to the Airport; they said no that my ticket was for the next day. After much pleading and explaining that I had a show that night in Lagos, they said al-right, I could board but not business class since it wasn’t my flight. I had to fly economy class with my business class ticket.
Sitting down there, people around were staring at me like “what are you doing here”.
A woman even walked up to me and said “Iyanya, you no suppose dey here now, na the other side you suppose dey”. What came to my mind next was that I can’t just decide to fly economy today, it will become a gist. I have to work hard, I have to make money, to live up to your expectations. It’s not like I m living my life for you, but it’s the life I chose. So, I have to follow it.”
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