In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 28th, June, 2020

How I Survived COVID-19 – Nigerian Singer, Azadus Tells His Story In New Interview

How I Survived COVID-19 - Nigerian Singer, Azadus Tells His Story In New Interview



Nigerian singer, Olalekan Fadeyi, popularly referred to as Azadus, who’s well-known for hit songs, equivalent to ‘Madam’, ‘Sodiyen’ and ‘U is the one’ not too long ago recovered from COVID-19.

On this unique interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the previous member of the Hip hop group, Def O Clan, reveals how he turned contaminated with COVID-19 and the way he pulled by your complete episode

PT: How did you discover out that you just had COVID-19?

Azadus: I didn’t realise what I had was COVID-19 till my physician requested me to simply go and do the check. I had been going from one hospital to the opposite, I had been speaking to totally different docs.

I believed I used to be coping with malaria or malaria and typhoid however after some time, my physician stated since, sadly, we’ve not been capable of get you up and operating, why don’t you go and test if what we’re coping with is COVID-19 or not.

That was how I went to the isolation centre and I received examined. Sadly, once I received house, the signs turned rather more intense so I had to return to the isolation centre to complain that I could not make it by the 72 hours I used to be meant to attend until my check end result comes out.

Glory be to God, they admitted me and the end result got here to me whereas I used to be within the isolation centre receiving therapy.

PT: And your expertise on the isolation centre?

Azadus: Sincerely, the Lagos State authorities has actually tried. Each COVID-19 affected person is handled like a king. I’m positive that the medicines which can be given to sufferers are fairly costly and the federal government would feed you within the morning, within the afternoon, and at night time. That doesn’t come low-cost. On the finish of the day, you aren’t billed one naira.

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PT: Do you’re feeling you may break down once more?

Azadus: No, no, no, I’ve by no means felt like I would nonetheless break down. In truth, I really feel stronger by the day and I don’t simply sit round. I strive my greatest to additionally interact myself with train, psychological, and bodily train. I strive my absolute best to remain off chilly drinks.

I don’t really really feel sufferers who’ve been discharged should still come again sick. As a substitute, I’m of the opinion that COVID-19 is a virus similar to chickenpox that infects a person as soon as in a lifetime.

PT: Did why spouse and youngsters additionally contract the virus?

Azadus: To God be the glory, they’re all secure. I strive my absolute best in ensuring that I isolate myself from them. I thank God they’re doing fairly effectively. I really really feel very sturdy. I don begin to dey play ball sef (pidgin).

I really feel sturdy and I’m very grateful to the Lagos authorities for their care and present of concern. God bless Governor Sanwo-Olu, God bless Lagos and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

PT: Is it true you might have left the music trade?

Azadus: I’ve not been off the music scene, I’ve been recording and been taking part in gigs. Though I’ve different investments that took a variety of my time however now, I’m totally again into the leisure trade.


PT: What initiatives are you presently engaged on?

Azadus: A type of issues that I’m doing on the second is that they’re constructing a cellular app for me and the cellular app is mainly for proficient people who wouldn’t have the chance to showcase their expertise to the world. The app goes to assist them exhibit their abilities in an atmosphere the place you might have a great deal of leisure lovers.

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PT: Which of your songs has fetched you essentially the most proceeds?

Azadus: I can’t say a music generated more cash than the opposite as a result of there was no time I really put that into consideration. Whereas recording within the studio, I’m nonetheless being profitable from the earlier recording. When the brand new one comes out, I’m making cash from the brand new one and the previous one. Take for example, I need to carry out, I’m going to be performing my in style tunes so they’re all being profitable for me on the similar time.

PT: Your followers can’t recover from your monster hit ‘Madam’. What actually impressed the observe?

Azadus: I used to be residing in Festac on the time, I used to be relationship a girl and in some unspecified time in the future, I went to see her as a result of I used to check out her daily, typically within the night.

On that fateful day, it was the mum that I first noticed. The mum now indicated that she wasn’t curious about me getting married to her daughter.

That received me very nervous and sad. On my manner house crying like a little child, the inspiration for that music got here and that was it.

PT: COVID-19 has actually hit your trade onerous. How can Nigerian musicians keep afloat this era?

Azadus: The reality is that I don’t know. I actually don’t know, however I really feel it’s a chance for us to actually work on album gross sales and never rely on live shows and all of that. Album gross sales would have been doing effectively for us at this era however sadly, pirates received’t simply allow us to be. I feel the net sale is starting to make some sense however we’re nonetheless not midway but.

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PT: Any final phrases in your followers?


Azadus: I simply received discharged from the COVID-19 isolation centre and I’m free from the virus. Half bread is best than puff-puff. That Garri in your own home is much better than the great meals you received’t be capable of eat on the hospital. My recommendation is when you should go out, see everybody as that COVID-19 itself and wash your arms for 40 seconds (NCDC recommends 20) at least.

This masks is not only a gear. I’m sporting it to re-sensitise them, to remind them that they should at all times put on their masks. Sporting a masks ought to turn out to be part of you.

You don’t need to cough from 9 p.m. to six a.m. like I did. You don’t need to use 19 tablets within the morning, 19 tablets at night time like I did. You don’t need to be given any meal, the perfect meals and you can not elevate your hand to place the meals in your mouth. You don’t need to see messages out of your family members and you can not even sort.



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