Popular musician Yinka Ayefele has shared his experience on life without the use of his legs.
In a recent interview with The Punch, Ayefele as he is popularly called spoke about the music industry, life without the use of his legs. He expressed hope that he will walk again.
Read excerpts from the interview below:
Did you have plans to become an artiste before your accident?
Not really. Before the accident, I had released an album, apart from the one I featured in as the leader of my church’s choir. The issue of releasing an album came about when I needed to raise money for my treatment. Instead of going to radio stations to beg for money for further treatment, having been hospitalised for close to a year at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, some of my colleagues suggested that I should release an album since I have the talent. The idea was for the album to be launched and the money that would be raised was to be used for my treatment abroad. Although music had always been a part of me, I never considered taking it up as a fulltime job. I just loved been a broadcaster.
What do you remember about the accident?
The only lingering memory I have is that the accident was like a compass that gave my life direction.
Did you go through a phase of denial when you realised you wouldn’t be able to walk again?
At a point, yes! But I’m an incurable optimist. I’m of the firm belief that nothing is impossible. I know I will still walk again. I believe that with God, all things are possible.
Meanwhile, Yinka Ayefele, on Tuesday, January 8, paid a visit of gratitude to Governor Abiola Ajimobi after an agreement between him and the state government following the reconstruction of musician’s building.
Nigerian Tribune reported that the visit witnessed the final consolidation of an agreement reached between the two parties after the partial demolition of the edifice by the state government for contravention of the approved building plan.