How my gang and I were almost burnt alive in Lagos – Daddy Showkey

Ghetto music star, John Odafe Asiemo better known as Daddy Showkey has recounted how he almost became a victim of mob lynching in Lagos state.

He said he and the gang he was part of many years ago would have been burnt to death during one of their gang activities in Ikorodu.

How my gang and I were almost burnt alive in Lagos - Daddy Showkey

Daddy Showkey who was a guest on ‘The Honest Bunch’ podcast, recalled how he and some young men found a gun at a refuse dump and started terrorising people with it until one fateful day, when they were caught.

The ‘Diana’ croone said after the mob apprehended them, they were tied up getting ready to be set ablaze when they were miraculously saved. Showkey, however, added that one of his gang members was later caught and lynched to death.

The veteran singer said if he could attain legendary status despite his turbulent childhood experience, anyone could achieve greatness if they worked towards it.

He said: “I was in a gang back in the day. I won’t lie. Some of us found a gun where we used to pick valuables from refuse dump in Ikorodu. We started using the gun to terrorise the area.

“One day, when we were out in our usual style, someone saw us and started screaming, ‘thieves, thieves, thieves.’ Then we started running, but we were apprehended. They tied us up. They were about to burn us but we were saved miraculously.

“I am a living testimony for every young person, because if I can be alive today and still become Daddy Showkey, then there’s hope for everyone.”

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