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Such is the tale of Eric Obuh aka Vocal Slender. One-time scavenger featured in the controversial BBC documentary, Welcome to Lagos, Slender is set to headline at London’s IndigO2 for the CokoBar music festival.

His story is a classic one of grass to grace and a lesson in opportunity meets preparedness. The artist’s presence at the Olusosun rubbish dump had a lot to do with his dreams of being a musician. He had the hope that one day he would make enough money from his job to go into the studio and record an album.

Soon after the documentary was aired and even amidst the many ill-will that trailed it, one person’s star was set to shine. An astute producer contacted the makers of the documentary to get Slender’s contact details and the rest, as they say, is history.

Vocal Slender- back in the days...

Barely three months after, Vocal Slender (Slender because of his lean face) has finally achieved his dream of being a recording artist and has released his album. The album Send Them Come along with the single Owo Yapa can be downloaded from i Tunes.

But the cream to the butter for now would be the show at IndigO2 where he is set to perform with artists such as Wande Coal (another grass to grace testifier), Bracket, DJ Zeez and JJC aka Skillz.

So, here is a message to all who find themselves in the most uncomfortable of situations all in a bid to achieve their dream: Never Give up!

Owo Yapa, Slender’s first single.

Additional info from CP-Africa .com

Vocal Slender @ My Space and Facebook

Onyinye Muomah