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“I was a Street Begger at 14”-Samklef says as he talks about his Grass to Grace Story.

Popular Music Artist and Producer, Samuel Oguachuba, Popularly known as Samklef has revealed that he was a street begged while he was 14 years old in lekki.

Samklef, who in a post he made online revealed that his father died while he was very much younger and his mother left he and his siblings to fend for themselves. He said he had to be a street begger on the then Maroko Sand fill now Lekki Lagos, in the year 1999. 

He stated that it was during this struggle that he lost one of his sister in 1994 and was left with just a sister. 

He further revealed that whenever he wants to start his begging business, he would sing the Popular Celine Dion song, 'To love you more' which causes him to cry because the song wi always bring back the past memories.

In his words, he wrote “When i been Dey beg for Lekki then Maroko sand field in 1999 i was 14 if I want to beg I will sing this Celine Dion song. I will start crying asking God why did he allow my father to die and my mum to leave us. I will now use the tears go beg.”

Samklef, who is 36 years old now, is currently signed to NONI Records and had worked with big Guns of the Nigeria music industry including Wizkid, D'Prince, Simi among others. It was even gathered that Samklef produced majority of Wizkid's Superstar Album.


This is quite a Grass to Grace Story. 

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