DJ Spinall may be one of the most sought- after disc jockeys in the country but unknown to many , the young man had his first gig in a church . In fact , he was able to get the gig through a female friend. In an interview with Punch, he revealed how it all began for him. “I had been around for 15 years before I became popular but the kind of orientation I was given while growing up is that your work has to speak for you.
I was about 18 years old when I started to play at parties. I was still in high school at the time. The first time I had to be a disc jockey was at the church . They had a youth party and a female friend called me to disc jockey for them because she knew that I was always playing loud music. She did not even know if I was a DJ or not at the time. When she asked me, I just told her that I was a disc jockey.
My first experience was a bit overwhelming but I did a good job even though I did not have a lot of Christian music. I repeated Cece Winans about 20 times but the pastor did not complain and everybody seemed to be having a good time. I still do a lot of gospel event but they just don ’t make it to the television , radio or social media . I still did a gig at a church about two weeks ago and I am working on a gospel album , ” the DJ said.
He further told Punch that when he told his parents he wanted to become a DJ , all they told him was that engineering should be his fall back plan just in case . “ Surprisingly , when I informed my mother that I wanted to make disc jockeying my career, she was fine with it but my father was a bit skeptical . He eventually gave me the needed confidence since I had bagged a B. Sc. in engineering. They just told me that if DJ did not work out , I should return to engineering,” said Spinall.
BON Commiserates With Baba Sala’s Family, Names Comedy Award Category After Him
Following last week’s death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.
A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognizing the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.
Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.
“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.
He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.
BREAKING: Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Is Dead
Veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead, The PUNCH is reporting.
According to the newspaper, Adejumo, who hails from Ilesa in Osun State, died on Sunday night at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.
His Media Assistant, Isaac Haastrup, confirmed the development to The PUNCH in a telephone interview.
Hastrup said: “Baba has died.
“He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night.
“His remains had been taken to the morgue.
“He died of old-age related sickness.
“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction.
“Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people, including his fans.”
BON Awards 2018 Gets Date, Announces October 29 for Host State, Nominees Unveiling
Best of Nollywood, BON Awards, the highly coveted award platform in Nollywood, has announced December 9, as the date for the 2018 edition of the ceremony, which also doubles as the celebration of a decade of the award ceremony, a press statement has revealed.
The statement was made public on Friday, September 28, and signed by the Chief Executive of BON, Seun Oloketuyi.
He revealed that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced October, 29. Oloketuyi also assured that this years edition which is also the tenth year anniversary of the award will be the mother of all in Nollywood.
BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honour outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
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