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Celebrities and fans of a radio presenter in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, James Edafe, have contributed the sum of five million naira to improve his standard of living.
According to his fans, Edafe who is a pioneer staff of Rockcity FM in Abeokuta has been living far below standard considering his many years of broadcasting and magnitude of fans, hence want him out of his current state and radio station.
In what looks like an emotional moment for Edafe, on Sunday at the 2021 edition of popular comedian, Dr Smile’s Comedy Unusual Season 6, in Abeokuta, Edafe was called out before the crowd at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library main auditorium for a life changing intervention.
After calling him out, Dr Smile narrated how he has been listening to Edafe since his younger age but added that he is not impressed by his standard of living, hence called for financial contributions for him.
Leading the donations, Popular comedian Alibaba donated N500,000, Gbenga Adeyinka, N200,000 while Dr Smile gave N300,000.
One million out of the money was however said to be used to buy a car for the presenter, while some other members of the audience contributed and pledged the sum of four million naira more to raise Edafe’s standard of living.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, PLATFORM TIMES is yet to unravel the real reason for the presenter’s alleged low standard of living even while rumours continue to point accusing fingers to his employer’s remuneration package.
A fan at the show who spoke with PLATFORM TIMES said she will also contribute, no matter how small but wants Edafe to leave his present place of work.
“I learnt that station (Rockcity FM) treat staff badly and doesn’t pay well. I love Edafe and I don’t want him to continue under any taskmaster. I really want him to leave that place please”.
When the presenter was contacted, he expressed gratefulness to God and his supporters adding that it was the greatest thing that has ever happened to him.
“ I feel extremely excited, I was very happy and I am still very happy. I can’t thank God enough and I can’t thank Dr Smile enough as well. That was big, I never saw it coming, he only told me to pick the ticket from one of my brothers, he never told me that something of such was going to happen.”
When asked of his reaction to his fans’ call to end his work at Rockcity FM, he stated that he would not want to go into details as regards that but he won’t be with a radio station for ever.
His words, “ Well, what other kind of appreciation can be more than the one Dr Smile just gave me? I can’t be with a radio station forever, definitely! One day I will be on my own and that is all I will say for now”.