Popular Nigerian artist Bella Shmurda recently spoke with Cool FM Nigeria about a tragic incident that caused him to leave his position at Dangote’s Lagos noodles plant.
He described the tragic death of one of his coworkers who plunged into hot industrial oil from the company’s building’s roof.
Bella Shmurda was profoundly affected by the tragic event, which led him to decide to leave his position without delay. Anybody would understandably be affected for the rest of their lives by such a horrible experience, and Bella Shmurda’s decisions in life appear to have been greatly affected by it.
According to Shmurda: “It was like a Saturday morning. I went to work. We started working already. We just heard everybody screaming that someone fell into hot oil. He was cleaning the roof, so he fell down. In the factory, there is this oil that the Indomie [noodles] pass through to get hard because it is actually soft. It will pass through the oil to get hard, then it will come inside the nylon, and then you will pack it inside the packet.
“So, the guy fell inside the oil. It took long before they brought him out. Guy, him don fry. Omo, that day ehn, the clothes wey dem dey give us, I just off am, off their shoe, I just dey go. I said I no dey work again.”
Why Bella Shmurda stopped working at Dangote. pic.twitter.com/ZoSNxUq1rq
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