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Singer, Crayon Recounts Ordeal Where “Landlord Threw My Family Out Because…”

Charles Chibuezechukwu, more commonly known by his stage name Crayon, recently opened up about a difficult situation he faced before fame when he and his family were forced to leave home due to an eviction notice. The landlord responsible for this unfortunate turn of events refused to renew their lease after they could not keep up with the monthly rent payments. This experience was undoubtedly challenging for the acclaimed singer, who has been working hard to overcome this setback and move forward with his music career.

Singer, Crayon Recounts Ordeal Where “Landlord Threw My Family Out Because...”, Yours Truly, News, February 24, 2024
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According to the ‘Trench To Triumph’ singer, the incident occurred in 2013 when their monthly rent was N18,000. He revealed that they were eventually evicted from their home and had to seek refuge at a fellow church member’s residence. However, it became apparent that the person was also behind on their rent payments, which led to all of them being thrown out by the landlord.

Crayon revealed this information during a recent interview with MTV Base.

“What happened is 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 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 signed a tenancy 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 the [our church member’s] house. It was still a ‘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.”

Singer, Crayon Recounts Ordeal Where “Landlord Threw My Family Out Because...”, Yours Truly, News, February 24, 2024

Since then, his fortunes turned around as he found success in the music industry with Mavin. As a result, the superstar was able to purchase multiple properties, including a new home for his parents.

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