Crayon, a Nigerian singer, claims that his mother peddled fruits for 19 years in Iyana Iba, a Lagos neighborhood, to support their family.
Crayon defined his latest album, ‘Trenches to Triumph,’ as his “story and reality” in a recent interview with Glitch Africa.
The Mavin Records signee, however, appreciated God for changing his story.
“Trench to triumph is my story. It is my reality. It is my substance. It is everything I am today. From where I came from. Being born in Orílẹ̀. Stayed in a face-to-face apartment with like nine people in a room,” he said.
“My mum used to sell fruit at Iyana Iba for 19 straight years. With the same spot. With the small kiosk.
“So it is my reality. It is my substance. It is everything to me.
“Right now, I am in my triumphant era. I am happy about life. Life is going good. Everything is amazing. Album is doing amazingly well. I come out as a calvary kid. As you can see, I have a tattoo on my skin, calvary kid. I am a church boy. From me coming from Ojo, from the trenches to me being signed to Mavin.”
Crayon got signed to Mavin Records in 2019.
Since the release of his eponymous debut EP, the singer has continued to make a name for himself in the music industry.
Crayon also has several hit singles to his credit, including ‘So Fine’, ‘Ijo Labalaba’, and ‘Tele’.
He recently revealed that the producer, Babyfresh, saved him from drug addiction.
Crayon revealed in August that he suffered from depression eight years ago after being denied entry to university.