Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian artists who have achieved success despite their disability.
While Most Nigerian Artists have had to struggle with many challenges, some others have to surpass the obstacle of their disability to make it in the Industry.
There’s an old saying that goes “disability is never inability.” There have been numerous examples of persons born with disabilities rising to the top and succeeding in life.
Some people wind up begging on the streets because of their disabilities. Others give up on themselves because they are unable to integrate into society.
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However, these three Nigerian Artists have demonstrated that regardless of your disability, if you are destined for greatness, you will achieve it.
Cobhams Asuquo is a Nigerian musician, producer, and songwriter who was born blind. Asuquo signed with Sony ATV London as a songwriter in 2005.
Cobhams has been blind since birth, yet his talent has allowed him to get to the top despite his limitations.
Aside from his incredible abilities with the piano and guitar, the vocalist also sings and has a number of successful songs under his belt.
Cobhams is married to Ojuola Asuquo, and they have a son who was born blind as well.
Yinka Ayefele, a gospel singer, continues to thank God for saving his life several years after a terrible accident that left him paralysed on both legs.
On December 12, 1997, Nigerian musician, Yinka Ayefele, was involved in an automobile accident, which damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair.
Despite this, Yinka Ayefele has managed to grow in the gospel music genre, earning a fortune through performances and album sales.
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Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, better known as Tony Tetuila, was born into a poor polygamous household with a big hump on his chest, no doubt due to a terrible health condition, and was paralysed as a youngster. He is proof that a man’s beginning does not necessarily dictate his future.
This recording artist and songwriter from Oro, Kwara State, is widely considered as one of Nigeria’s living Hip-Hop icons, and owes his success and life to God and his mother’s love, bravery, sacrifice, and prayers, in his own words. He walks, but his legs were not in perfect balance.