I could not sleep when I received my first N1 million — Timi Dakolo
Famous singer and songwriter, Timi Dakolo, recounts the emotions he experienced upon receiving his very first one million naira.
In a recent conversation with media personality Chude Jideonwo, Timi Dakolo revealed that the generous sum of one million naira came as a gift from a benevolent individual who noticed him on television during his participation in the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007.
He further elaborated on the significant impact this substantial gift had on him, describing how it kept him awake at night and influenced a transformation in his manner of 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.”