Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele, gave an indication
of what it means to be confined to a wheelchair on
Sunday when he said he wished he could walk
‘with his legs.’
The occasion was a concert and comedy show
organised by ace comedian, Julius Agwu, who
survived a brain tumour last year. The event held
at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island was
tagged ‘Life As I see It: The Rebirth’. It was meant
to celebrate the comedian’s “miraculous” survival
of the brain surgery.
Agwu also expressed his gratitude to God for
saving his life and to his fans across the country,
as well as in the Diaspora, for standing by him
through the crisis.
For Ayefele, the concert, which featured a line-up
of some of the most popular music artistes and
stand-up comedians in the country, presented an
opportunity to reflect on his past experiences,
especially the car crash that almost claimed his
life.
In a moment of emotional solidarity with the
celebrant, Ayefele, who arrived at the venue of the
event behind schedule and was the last act to
perform, literally poured his heart out to the
audience.
Waxing philosophical, the gospel musician said that
those who could stand on their feet ought to be
thankful to God and to appreciate what He had
done in their lives.
Ayefele said, “Some of those standing in front of
me right now do not understand the wonders God
has done in their lives. We are here to celebrate
the rebirth of an individual who God has given
another chance after his successful brain surgery.
“Sometimes, there are some things we appreciate
we had in life and others that we regret not having.
How I wish I had another chance at life and I can
stand on my feet the same way Julius Agwu and
everyone in the hall is standing right now.”
In 1997, Ayefele survived a car accident that
damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a
wheelchair.

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