Lagos-based singer, Temitope Adekunle popularly known as small doctor has opened up on his days as a bus conductor for almost a decade while speaking in an interview on a Channels TV show, ‘Rubbin Minds’ with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
“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.”