3 exceptional things about you
- I am an angel, I am a devil, sometimes I am in between.
- I am as bad as it can get and as good as it can be
- I’m a million contradictions, sometimes I make no sense, sometimes I’m perfect and sometimes I’m a mess.
How much would you get paid to cut your hair?
Cut my hair??? I haven’t really pondered on that.
You are popularly referred to as a ‘weird fashionista’ , how would you describe your style?
Wait first, make I shine small. Titi Reju, before you start with your fashion forward questions *rolling up my chain encrusted sleeves and flipping back my lice infested tangled hair*
Everyone can buy fashion but you have to own style. Fashion unites us but style sets me apart! Like really would you have bothered with me if I was not interesting subject matter from a fashion perspective?
I wear what I wear because I want to, and the final appraisal in the mirror tells me that I’m the sexiest kick-ass-fashion-foward-freak, who’ll forever stop traffic in NOT wearable rags. My look is fun, not too serious but fun enough to get compliments. My style is a dose of edgy eccentricity, finished up with unequaled and unrivaled attitude.
Too much grammar abi? Oya next!
How comfortable are you in your specially made outfits?
Ehn? Fashion is pain! I suffer for the sake of fashion. If I can wear a pair of Alexander McQueen Armadillo platforms for hours on the red carpet, then I deserve countless accolades! We all treasure our comfort but I’m always willing to go overboard for fashion.
From KiddieVision 101 » Twilight zone » Soundcity » Channel O. What were the ups and down and which was your favourite show?
That’s a million dollar question rolled up into one. I started out professionally early 1995 on the popular KiddieVision 101 soap opera. At that point, I was the competition, I was the major character and so got the juiciest payroll (800Naira per episode) it was an eye opener for me.
When I got admission in 1998, UNILAG exposed me to the world of stage. I got on CrossWord Blues, Everyday People and Jerry the talkative and school gossip on Twilight Zone.
In June 2005, I got a call from Consolidated Media Associates (Tajudeen Adepetu’s Production Company) saying they wanted me to be a brand ambassador for a new music channel. I was like ‘God please, let this be real’
At the beginning, I had no programme to my name/face. Whilst everyone was strutting their stuff on the wide screen, I was sleeping in the studio and writing countless scripts for the other ambassadors. Then it hit me! I wanted my name to be synonymous with the brand and so I came up with the red carpet show and the rest is history.
I left soundcity in 2010 on a bad note, it was a terrible phase for me. I am never a prisoner of my past but an architect of my future. And so I auditioned for Channel O and that was it! It was during the audition I also got my GLO Naija Sings gig. And oh! Without thinking twice my favourite show is definitely Channel O. Holding the mic of Africa’s premier music and lifestyle channel is an unequaled feeling.
Any plans to settle down soon?
Not yet o. I am single and searching, ready to mingle.
As a Veejay, what is that experience you’ve had that would remain evermore?
My unrivaled interviews! Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Vivica A Fox, Akon, Brick&Lace, Amerie, Lil Kim, Forest Whittaker, Danny Glover, Snoop, En Vogue, Ciara, Nas, Mims, Jozi, Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Raz Adoti, Liya Kebede, the late Katoucha, Angela Bassett, Cuba Goodin Jnr, Joe, kenny latimore, Lloyd, 112, Shaggy …don’t even get me started!! And that’s just a teeny weeny tip of the iceberg.
Always be a 1st class version of urself and not a 2nd class version of someone else! Listen to learn and Learn to Listen!
Choose a job u love and u’ll neva hav to work a day for d rest of ur life! Above all, Life is a competitive ground and you are the competition!
There are two things to aim at in life; First to get what you want and after that, to enjoy it! Only d wisest of mankind achieves the second