Timi Dakolo, a well-known singer and songwriter, recounts his feelings over receiving his first million naira.
Timi Dakolo said in a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo that his first million naira was a wonderful present from a “kind-hearted individual” who watched him on television while competing in the first season of Idols West Africa in 2007.
He went on to say that this significant gift had a great effect on him, leading him to lose sleep and generating alterations in his speech.
In his words;
“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.”