3rd December, 2023
By Taiwo Okanlawon
British–Nigerian singer-songwriter, Mohammed Basit Abiola Isola Animashaun, popularly known as Moelogo has narrated how a false accusation in the UK made him contemplate suicide.
He said before the experience, he used to think people who commit suicide were weak.
Speaking in a recent interview with Cool FM, Lagos, the singer said friends prevented him from taking his life.
He said his friends, whom he had known for over a decade, tried to blackmail him to extort money from him because they thought he was rich.
He also said the incident nearly discouraged him from helping people.
Moelogo said, “I used to think people who commit suicide were weak until it happened to me. Then I realized that it’s not about you being strong, it can happen to anybody. That was the first time I ever felt like, ‘What’s the point? Let me just go.’
“I’m just grateful that I had at least two people around me that time that actually showed me that ‘Guy, you’re here for a reason. Don’t worry, this will pass.’ And I thank God that I had evidence of what they were trying to accuse me of.
“The evidence was audio evidence from one of their family members. I heard my friends planning what they were about to do and I just cried. It was crazy. The audio evidence was what saved me from the law.”
Born and raised in Lagos before moving to London in 2001, Moelogo’s music delivers an amazing blend of inspiring words, hope, and encouragement that sparks a range of emotions. His exceptional track record of delivering vocal magic for himself and others is evident through his dynamic mix of Yoruba and English vocals.
Moelogo’s impressive collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Jonas Blue, Kelly Rowland, Tiwa Savage, Fuse ODG, Adekunle Gold, Giggs, and many others, showcase his versatility and artistry. His written songs for these artists have also been chart-topping hits.