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Small Doctor Reveals He was a Bus Conductor Before He Became Famous


Singer, Small Doctor , has opened up to media personality, Ebuka
Uchendu on his days a bus conductor in the commercial city of
Lagos.
While speaking in an interview on a Channels TV show, ‘Rubbin
Minds’ with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, popular singer, Small Doctor,
who is well known for his hit song ‘Penalty’, disclosed that he
was a bus conductor for almost a decade.

The Lagos-based singer whose real name is Temitope Adekunle
opened up on his days as a bus conductor and an upcoming
artiste in the city of Lagos.
“I had recorded my first single,” he told Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, host
of the show.

“I had been gaining airplay in my hood back then. Agege, Ogba,
all those places. But person no fit just stand dey believe say dem
go dey call you for show.

“Those times sef, if you’re opportuned to be on the stage you go
beg with the fact that they’ve been playing the song all the
while. So I just needed to have some other things to just keep the
ball going.”

Small Doctor explained that regardless of his early successes in
his neighbourhood, he had to make a living, detailing his regular
bus routes in Lagos.

“I was a conductor for years, almost a decade,” he said. “From
Agege to Ikeja, Ikeja to Maryland, Maryland to Yaba.
“I shuttled that place for like three to four years. I moved to
Oshodi to Mushin under bridge. So it was from Oshodi to Mushin,
Mushin to Oshodi I spent like six to seven years.”

When asked about the current state of his former bus driver, the
singer replied by saying, “I have done the needful”.

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