I Used To Be A DJ – Bola Tinubu


Many people including I myself do not know that the diminutive politician, Tinubu used to be a disc jockey (DJ).

Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is known as one of the most prominent politicians in Nigeria, had other interests that were pretty unheard of and being a disc jockey happens to be one of them. He said in an interview with TheNEWS magazine during his 60th birthday celebration that;

“I was interested in music. I enjoy music, from the days of James Brown. I told you I followed Roy Chicago to Ado-Ekiti, without knowing. I was just lucky.

God just made me a professional because I could have ended up with the late Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister!,”

We used to follow him (Ayinde Barrister) about for during the Ramadan, to the extent that I would be locked out. Whenever there was competition around Lagos Island or anywhere, we were always there. There was always the possibility of violence because of the competition,” he stressed.

Of his DJ skills, he said: “But then I was an in-house DJ, not a commercial DJ. Teddy Pendergrass was my favourite and I kept myself updated on the music scene in America.

“You don’t have music now. You now have O foka sibe, O gbona feli feli. I love listening to jazz a lot,” he said of modern music.




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