Music producer and singer, Olumide Ogunade, better known as ID Cabasa , has said that at a time , he felt like a failure because he was broke and couldn’ t pay his rent. Speaking during an Instagram Live chat with rapper , Bouqui , he said , “ There was a time I was looking for house rent yet I gave money to two people for their kids ’ school fees . Then, a certain guy came to me asking for transport fare and I told him that I would help him get money from some other folks in church . I started asking around but that day , I could not get money for the guy . I was so shocked when the next day , the guy wrote an epistle about me on Facebook , saying I was a very bad person , with all the money that I had . I cried .
“ What I told God that day started changing a lot of things for me . People should learn from this . There are times you do things out of indiscretion and you unknowingly destroy yourself . I remembered that I went back home and prayed that God should give that guy the full details of what I was going through. What I meant at that time was that God should make him go through what I was going through.
“ Two days later , I was going through the scriptures and read the part where immediately Job finished praying for his friend , God restored him . So, I prayed for the guy . But, after praying for him, it was still on my mind . I had to call him and tell him what I was going through. I brought him to the studio and showed him all my luggage , saying me and my family had been living here for a while. He felt bad , apologised and left.
“ My pain was the springboard for me to be well established. I learnt a lot during that time . It was like my own lockdown . At that time , I thought I was a failure. With everything I knew and the depth I had , I ( still ) felt I was a failure. I thank God I learnt the lessons and was able to bounce back . ”