What I Learnt From My Life-Threatening Accident – Victony
Fast-rising Nigerian, Anthony Victory, professionally known as Victony has revealed the lessons he learned from the life-threatening accident that landed him in a wheelchair for months.
The Apollo singer became mainstream after reflecting on his tribulations while helming the chorus of Mayorkun’s smashing hit “Holy Father” -A move many fans have described as Ayefele-esque
In an interview with Hip TV Trending, Victony recounted the dark times he endured shortly after his accident and the lessons he took from the period that almost ended his life.
Victony had earlier detailed the unfortunate event in an interview with Korty. He noted that the accident happened on the 26th of April, 2021 when he and his friend Doyin were in the car. Sadly, Doyin never made it out alive but Victony survived with a few broken bones.
On the 26th of April this year, Victony took to social media to reflect on a year since the accident saying:
On this day last year, everyone feared for my life. I lived in the dark for a while, as I kept drawing strength from God & the Outlaws. Together we reversed the darkest times of my life into a blessing, look how far we’ve come. Today symbolizes Victory for all OUTLAWS.
The tragic event became a blessing in disguise for Victony and lessons were drawn from the life-altering auto crash that has made the singer one of the raves of the moment.
Speaking with popular actress and acclaimed media personality, Nancy Isime, Victony detailed lesseons learnt after the autocrash and how his life took a drastic turn.
Have at it below:
Nancy: What lessons did the accident that occurred teach you?
Victony: Hmmm. It just made me pay attention to you know, the little things that I would normally ignore. You know, before the accident, I was always on the go. I’d go to school and back. I’d go to the studio. I wouldn’t spend time with my family. You know, all that stuff. (After) it happened, I’d stare at my family and be like “Yo, so I would have never seen these faces again.” When I look at my friends, I’m like I should really spend more time with them. So it made me more attentive to the little details in my life and just slow down a bit and just look at life from a different angle.
Nancy: They say when something happens, your life flashes before your eyes. Did you have that moment?
Victony: Nah I didn’t. It just happened mehn, it just happened.
Nancy: What do you want Victony to be remembered for? What legacy would you like to leave?
Victony: I don’t know if it’s too early to stay but with what just happened, being in a wheelchair, and still doing everything I did, I feel like that’s what I want to be remembered for. That guy who did not let his situation get the best of him.
Introduced to Afrobeats Soundscape with punchy rhymes as evidenced by “Rosemary”, Victony (born Anthony Victory) traded punchlines for melodic notes with his Saturn EP.
He is set to release a new Project, Saturn on Friday, May 6 2022 but not without whetting the appetites of his fans.
See a video of Victony testing out his soon-to-be-released EP to fans across major Lagos hotspots