Nigerian Afro-Pop musician, John Odafe Asiemo, popularly known as Daddy Showkey, has recounted how Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister, Niger Delta Affairs, assisted him after he was involved in a ghastly motor accident.
In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Pidgin, the Delta state born musician narrated how he was made to walk again through the benevolence of the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state.
When asked by the interviewer, how he managed to foot his medical bills in a foreign land, the Afro-Pop Star said, “If I talk this one now… Godswill Akpabio ehnnn, if anybody like make him talk bad about him. Godswill Akpabio, through his personal physician, Dr Essien, helped me. The thing wey Akpabio do for me ehnn..I no fit forget am for my life till I die.
“No matter anything wey dem like to talk about Godswill Akpabio, if not for Akpabio, I for no waka again. Akpabio paid my hospital bills. Even to see am after that, come dey hard me. That is why till today, anytime I see anybody from Akwa Ibom State, because of what Akpabio did for me, I will just say, Akwa Ibom Ado Ok.”
It would be recalled that late last year, an ICT expert, Mr Destiny Young, took to social media to thank the former Senate Minority Leader for paying close to N30m for his kidney transplant, which came out successful.
Born John Odafe Asiemo, Daddy Showkey is a Nigerian singer from Delta State. His genre of music is called ghetto dance or simply ghetto. He was popular in Ajegunle in the late 1990s. His brand of music, Afro-Pop, made waves in the late 90s and early 2000.