WITH the voice of an angel and pop star looks to match, Raphael Oyelade has overcome disability and disadvantage with the help of an amazing musical talent and sheer determination.
Crippled by polio as a baby in Nigeria and brought up in Brixton, Lancaster University astrophysics student Raphael is a success story to inspire others.
His debut single My Last Song I Sing For You is already on YouTube where it has gathered 5,000 hits, and many have compared him to the lead singer of soul duo Lighthouse Family.
Raphael’s talents have already received official recognition after he was invited to a reception at Downing Street attended by the Prime Minister David Cameron for the Spirit of London awards, which celebrate young people who are positive role models.
See the Lancaster Guardian (28-01-11) for full story.