While many were running a gruelling 42 km marathon race to win just a medal on Saturday, luck shone brightly on an upcoming artiste, Johnson David at the Eko Atlantic City finish point.

From the sea of heads enjoying the stage performances by the various artistes that were on the roster to thrill fans, JD as he was later christened by the Kokomaster himself D'Banj got a surprise N2.5m gift from Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. 

Johnson David was called to perform on stage from the crowd by Nigerian hip-hop star, D Banj and like a Boy Scout, JD was well prepared and seized the moment with his freestyle lyrics which saw Gov Ambode rain Naira on him.

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“We just want to say a big thank you to D Banj for the opportunity to bring out this kind of talent impromptu. I was just going to say D Banj should mentor him and in addition to that, my initial contribution is to give him N2.5 million.

“This is what the Lagos story is all about –if you can dream it, you can make it happen. So, he must have been dreaming it and today he has gotten the access to the Lagos Access Bank Marathon and today, he is a changed person.

“So, this is what we have always been saying; the future belongs to all these young people and you can see that all of you are almost in the same age bracket and this is what the future of Lagos is and what we want to preach and continue to preach that every person can have that opportunity to make it in life,” he said.

Big lesson for us all, be prepared at all times!


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