A very good afternoon to You. Not too late to say happy new month and I pray
that His GRACE that’s been sufficient would never seize. (Amen)….
Contained in this is another 10 minutes with a celeb by Edward fortune and this
week features the sensational DJ SMOOTH of Rhythm 93.7fm lagos. Please help
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10 minutes with a celeb by Edward Fortune is a weekly online interview that
focuses mainly on the motivational and inspiring life of *celebs* from all works
of life. Its basically a maximum of 7 questions and minimum of 5 questions. I
have featured couple of notable celebs from all works of life. We have had the
likes of : jmartins, kolasoul, jimmy jatt, shine of coolfm, faze, chuddyK, burna
boy, cocoice, koffi, just to mention a few.
Thanks for your support.
10 minutes with a celeb by Edward Fortune
Sitting down by the pool side in one of the prestigious hotels in the centre of
excellence(lagos) trying to get my life back together after a very nasty break
up. So many things kept rolling through my mind but one thing that remained a
constant feat, was how to get my hussle on. Nature has been fair to me I must
admit, and with that final submission, I decided to move on. Its wednesday
already and my *celeb* for the week still remains in the blues. I race for my
fone and try scrolling through to see which celeb would be willing to spare some
minutes. Behold was KOLAWOLE (ceo scoopconcepts) a young hussler I so much
respect and has proved his worth in the industry which also got him a
nomination in the entrepreneur of the year category in the 2012 edition of
DYNAMIX all youths award. His PR outfit houses couple of notable professionals
and DJ SMOOTH is also one of them. As God would have it, his *pings* were waityn
and on opening them, all I saw was *guy, need U to interview DJ SMOOTH for me
sharperly*…wow! That was the only exclamation I could utter. We got talking
and DJ SMOOTH was just so *SMOOTH*
Here’s 10 minutes with DJ SMOOTH by Edward Fortune. Enjoy:
Abiodun Adeoye, aka De Sensational DJ SMOOTH, hails from Ibadan -Oyo State. He
started his DJ career back in the 90’s and ever since, its been from one level
to another. Who wouldn’t like a job that permits you to visit 5 countries and
about 20 states in Nigeria? He Was also part of MTV Guinness Extra Smooth Train
to Abuja, jos, and his excellent skills has also accorded him the chance to
work with the international DJ Mannie. He’s been a DJ for rhythm 94.7fm Abuja
for years and also with the Guinness agencies From state to state before he
finally moved to Silver bird Rhythm 93.7fm Lagos. Trying to carve a niche for
himself in the industry, he decided to take giant strides by launching almost
recently a DJ mix session on SILVERBIRD TV& Kennis Music Channel… Silver nor
gold he has none and for him, disk jockeying as the world calls it, is the
best way he can make everyone happy with dance and motivation expression of
Music.. In the year 2008, he was awarded Rhythm 94.7 best Dj.
E.F: Why the choice of DJ?
DJ SMOOTH: Deejaying has always been my thing. When I was younger, I used to
listen to a lot of music from all around the world. Music always got me going.
So I thought to myself, “why don’t I just put my knowledge and love for music to
good use”?. And that was how I started Deejaying….
E.F: What makes a professional DJ?
DJ SMOOTH: Woow. What a question. (Adjusts sitting position). A professional Dj
in my opinion, is one who can thrill any kind of audience, has a great and wide
knowledge of Music, and has great skill on the turn tables. So a professional
Dj, should be able to deliver at any kind of event, must be able to read the
minds of his audience, and should be able to creatively blend the music in such
a way they would never get tired of. A professional Dj is one who knows what’s
hot and what’s new, and what the people wanna hear.
E.F: What’s your perception of the society about DJ’s being dropouts?
DJ SMOOTH: (Clears throat) Well that has always been the mindset over the years,
but the truth is; Djs are now very educated. The Dj business is no longer
child’s play. It is a serious industry and we now even have Djs who are Bsc and
Master degree holders. Deejaying is a profession and I think we have a lot of
serious, exposed and educated Djs now.
E.F: One song you can’t do without?
DJ SMOOTH: Errrrr..(Looks at the ceiling). This is a difficult one. Because
there are a lot of great songs out there. It’s really hard to just single out
one track. But then, there are a few songs that almost always make it to my
E.F: What gave birth to the *video mix* you started on tV?
DJ SMOOTH: Basically the Smooth Video Mix, was born out of the thirst to bring
something Fresh and Unique to the table for the viewing pleasure of Dj Smooth’s
fans and lovers of Good music.
E.F: One thing a DJ must have?
DJ SMOOTH: One thing a Dj must have?(Repeats questions)… It has to be good
taste and knowledge of music. Must also be calm and Calculated..
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