Man of God told my mum that I was destined to do music – Mavin artiste, Bayanni

Rising Nigerian singer, Oladokun Abimbola Elijah, better known as Bayanni, has revealed that a prophet once told his mother that he was going to become a musician.

The ‘Ta Ta Ta’ crooner said that was the main reason his family did not stop him from going into music. He said the man of God who made the prophecy to his mum when he was a boy, advised her to support him when he eventually indicates interest.

Bayanni recounted the childhood memory while being interviewed by reality star, KimOprah on a recent episode of Hip TV’s ‘Trending’ programme.

The Mavin signee also claimed that he saw his boss, Don Jazzy four times in his vision before he got the record deal. According to the 26-year-old, he saw himself working with Don Jazzy in the studio and the vision eventually came true after he got signed by Mavin.

Bayanni said; “When I told my parents that I was going to do music fully, they didn’t object. They just said, ‘okay’. That was when my mum told me about something that happened when I was little.

“She said a prophet told her that there would be a time when I would tell her that I want to do music and she should support me. So, when I told her [I wanted to do music], she let me. She already knew that time would come.”

Meanwhile, Budding Nigerian singer, Oludipe Olawasanmi David also known as Spyro recently revealed that he was asked to visit a herbalist so that he can have a successful music career, but he declined.

The ‘Who’s Your Guy’ hit maker said he instead chose to put his trust in Jesus Christ but his colleagues in the industry made a mockery of his decision.

Spyro shared the story in a bid to thank God for how far he has come and being able to make a hit song which gets him recognition. He said he used to slide into different people’s DMs to solicit support when he was still struggling, but Grace finally found him.

Taking to Twitter, the budding artiste wrote; “Dem say make dem carry me go herbalist wey go run am for me,dem laugh me when I told them JESUS will do mine …Omo I enter DM’s tire but finally JESUS DID.GRACE GRACE GRACE this is my story.”

In other entertainment news, US-based Nigerian singer and rapper, Darlington Okoye popularly known as Speed Darlington, has said that he pushed Afrobeats to great heights.

Speedy as he is fondly said he contributed more significantly to the genre tha Grammy winning artiste, Burna Boy. The controversial musician stated this during a recent episode of Be Grounded podcast as he noted that he is also a music producer.

According to him, most of the songs he released were produced by him, including the track with Zlatan Ibile titled I’m In love With My Hand. Speed Darlington lamented that many Afrobeats artiste have not done as much as him yet they are more recognised and celebrated.

He noted that there is no way he will celebrate after seeing colleagues that he knows he’s better than, getting more work and growing bigger.