Famous Nigerian singer and songwriter, Timi Dakolo, has recounted how he lost sleep over his first N1 million.
Naija News reports that the ‘Iyawo Mi’ crooner, in a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said his first N1 million was a gift from a good Samaritan.
Dakolo said the man saw him on television while he was contesting in the inaugural Idols West Africa in 2007 and he paid a visit to his hotel and gave him the money.
The singer revealed that the tremendous gift made him lose sleep and changed his diction because he had never seen such money before.
Recall that Timi Dakolo hit stardom after winning the inaugural Idols West Africa in 2007.
He said, “There was somebody that gave me N1m from nowhere. I had never seen N10,000 before. The money I used to have then was always N1,300, N800, N1,200, and N520. And somebody gave me N1m cash.
“He came to the hotel and gave me N1m. He said he doesn’t watch TV but he saw me on TV and he felt he should give me N1m.
“I saw N1m, I could not sleep. I was looking at the money. I said, ‘This money will change.’ I was speaking English that day. Me that used to disturb the whole place, I was quiet [sic]. I caught myself speaking good English.”