My parents were so poor, they couldn’t bring me home- Wale

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Saturday, 30 November 2013 | 982 Total Views


Wondering why Wale Folarin, American rapper with Nigerian descent has never been to Nigeria?

In a radio chat with Toolz on Beat fm yesterday, he said his parents who are from Ondo state couldn't afford to bring him home.

"I grew up poor. We lived in DC, in the projects. Getting a ticket to Nigeria on $20, 000 income yearly, to my family that wasn't really... you I was a 15 year old with a decent job, I'm not going to save up to go to Nigeria. That wasn't what I was thinking when I was that age.

And then I was in college and the money tightright then. And then I get this record deal when I dropped out of school, you're running around so much you don't even have time to see your own parents"