A Nigerian singer, Charles Chibuezechukwu, professionally known as Crayon, said his family was evicted from their rented apartment because they could not afford to pay N18,000 in rent.
The singer shared the life-touching story in an interview with MTV Base.
The ‘Trench To Triumph’ crooner explained that the incident occurred in 2013.
He said that after they were kicked out of the house, they resorted to staying at a church member’s house.
He explained that it got worse as the church member who accorded them his apartment to stay was also owing, and the landlord, on hearing of new people joining the tenant who could not afford to renew the expired rent, also quit alongside them.
He said, “What happened is that our church member was living in a house before, so she wanted to move out of the house. And we [my family] were looking for a house because they gave us a deadline to move from our former house.
“So, our church member told us that okay, you guys can move into the house. We did not know all along that she was owing rent. And we had a deadline. My dad already signed a tenancy agreement with the landlord because the landlady was going crazy.
“So, five days before [the expiration of the deadline], we moved, and then we got to [our church member’s] house. It was still face-me-I-face-you’. And then I think one of the tenants called the landlord, like, ‘Yo, somebody just moved into your house.’ And then the landlord came and threw our things out. We started begging. I was f*cking depressed looking at my mom and dad being down in front of a normal man.
“Guess how much was the rent? N18k. This was 2013/2014.”