Veteran musician and dancer, Daddy Showkey, weekend expressed how angry he feels about the tankers and containers being parked within the residential areas around the popular Ajegunle slum in Lagos.
He emphasised and shared with reporters the reason behind his crusade against such action.
The galala crooner, who rose to fame from the area, said: “People’s lives are in danger and they are important to me. The tankers always obstruct the road and if there is an emergency, people will not find an escape route easily.
“Every business around Ajegunle is dying because people cannot access the area easily. I wanted the governor to see what the people are going through and I am happy that he has finally intervened.”
He also called Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s attention to the container terminal in Ajegunle Donclimax.
He said: “The container terminal in Donclimax should also be moved; it is high time we started showing concern over the welfare of ordinary people within Lagos State and Nigeria generally.
“Why would they build a container terminal in a residential area? A container terminal is supposed to be close to a seaport. I will keep advocating for my people, because they are the ones that listen to our songs and buy my albums.”
Showkey also added that he is currently working on his new single titled ‘Position’ targeted at addressing some of the major ills in Nigeria.
However, he stressed he was not quitting music for advocacy saying, “I have been an advocate right from time; music is inside me. I am always in the studio working, so it’s not as if I have left music for advocacy. Showkey is still Showkey.”