Friday 1 March 2024

ECONOMIC HARDSHIP: Wasiu Ayinde cancels 67th birthday party

Wasiu Ayinde, the Fuji singer better known as Kwam 1, says he will not be celebrating his 67th birthday party due to the economic hardship in Nigeria. 

In a post on his Instagram page, the ace singer lamented the rate of poverty in Nigeria, saying “many people are praying for survival at this point”.

He said although his 67th birthday is a “joyous day for me”, nothing in the country warrants him to celebrate.

Ayinde also urged his fans to use the occasion of his birthday to “help someone and share gifts with people”.

“To the glory of God Almighty, I shall be turning 67 years on this planet earth on 3rd of March 2024. A joyous day for me, that many of my friends and associates across the globe usually joined with me and my family to celebrate,” he wrote.

“My fans both home and abroad always make the best out of that day in history. Now that the day is near and inside of me, there is nothing much happening in our country Nigeria to warrant me celebrating at this point in time.

“Many people are praying for survival at this point, to feed well is a big issue for many, and as someone that benefits from many of this people crying and lamenting, I shared in their pains and see no reason I should be celebrating.

“Yes I agreed what our country is passing through now is not permanent and Government is trying in a possible way to get things fixed and I believe God Almighty shall open ways and better direction for the leadership of our dear country.

“I hereby implore and request all my loved ones, instead of coming to celebrate, eat, and drink at this time.

“Pls choose this my coming birthday celebration to help someone nearer to you, to at least secure a better living at this critical period of our nation’s travails to share however small the gift to people.

“God Almighty shall replenish your pockets in multiple fold as you choose to get along with me on this. I thank you immensely and I shall live to appreciate you all soo very much till my last day on this planet earth.”

In January, Kwam 1, who is an ardent supporter of Bola Tinubu, pleaded with the president to provide solutions to the problems bedevilling Nigeria.

Last year, the 66-year-old singer taunted critics who doubted Tinubu’s candidacy for Nigeria’s highest office.


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