Video: How Late Alao Akala turned me into a millionaire, Gave me N99 million in 2010 – Taye Currency

Taye Currency, a popular Fuji musician from Ibadan, Oyo State, known for his unique style of music blending traditional Fuji music with hip hop and R&B, narrated his rags-to-riches story at an open event in Lagos State on December 27, 2023. He became emotional as he recounted how the Ogbomoso-born politician and former governor of Oyo State, Late Governor Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, blessed him with a whopping sum of ninety-nine million naira, instantly turning him into a comfortable millionaire in 2010.

According to Taye Currency, he said; “I want to share a story of how my life was turned around for good and I became what I am today. In 2010, I was invited, along with many others, to join the campaign trail for the late Governor Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala. The show promoter in charge of paying me for singing during the campaign wouldn’t pay me on time. He would often delay my payment, sometimes by up to three days.

One fortunate day, I was in the late Governor Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala’s compound when Akala stepped out. I started screaming and shouting that I hadn’t been paid for my show at the campaign and that I wouldn’t be returning to perform on stage anymore.

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Akala asked me to approach him and demanded an explanation for my outburst. I told him I was owed N500,000 and had not been paid yet.

Governor Akala was surprised and then called on his First Lady, Mrs. Kemi Alao Akala, instructing her to be in charge of paying me whenever I performed on stage for the rest of the campaign.

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Akala then instructed that 99 million be paid to me straight away. That was how I made it.

Just like that, I was shocked. After I settled everyone, I still had 60 million Naira left.”

Taye Currency’s emotional revelation at the Oshodi Day 2023 event has shed light on the pivotal moment in his life that led to his transformation from struggling artiste to a millionaire.

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