Popular Nigerian musician Paul Okoye, widely known as Rudeboy from the famous music duo Psquare, has voiced his deep concern regarding the escalating economic challenges facing Nigeria, particularly the relentless surge in petroleum product prices.
In a poignant message shared on his Instagram story, the talented artist lamented the economic hardships. He expressed shock at the current state of affairs and the burden it imposes, especially on the common man.
The multi-talented musician reminisced about simpler times, revealing that he had purchased his very first car for a modest sum of N120,000 several years ago. However, he has now been compelled to allocate a staggering N3 million monthly towards acquiring diesel, a reflection of the harsh economic realities currently plaguing Nigeria.
Expressing his profound frustration, Rudeboy characterized the economic climate as nothing short of “total madness,” further underscoring the depths of despair faced by ordinary Nigerians.
In the Instagram story, he penned a poignant message, saying, “I bought my first car for 120k naira years back, and I was very proud of that… Now I spend 3 million naira on diesel for just a month… Total madness. Only God knows what a common man is going through.”
Rudeboy’s candid remarks come at a time when Nigeria grapples with inflationary pressures, a volatile exchange rate, and increasing costs of basic necessities, including fuel.
As Nigerians continue to face economic challenges, Rudeboy’s message serves as a poignant reminder of the urgent need for solutions to mitigate the hardships experienced by both celebrities and ordinary citizens alike.