The Celebs Show On RainSMediaRadio - Guest - Da Emcee

March 14, 2018



Hello, you are welcome to another interesting edition of The Celebs Show on RainSMediaRadio and I am your humble Lagos boy RainSegzy of Lasgidi.

It has been a beautiful sunny week here in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. I must say the Sun has not been friendly, so scorching to the extent that I can feel the heat from the entrance of my office. I ain't gonna step out of this office till 5pm today Lol! 😀😁😂😂🤣🤣.

This week on the show our guest has a mixture of comedy and music fluid flowing through his vain and he has been using those wonderful gift so graciously that we just have to get him here.

Host: 
Can we meet you?

Guest: 
Yes you can meet me, Lol! I’m a very Jovial person, and my names her Olatunji Michael Abimbola a.k.a Da emcee

I am a rap artiste, also a blogger and a video editor in view. A graduate of B.tech Mathematics and computer science. I am from Ogun state and Origin of Ijebu-ode L.G.A. I am born into a large family of 5 kids with Dad and Mum we are 7 altogether.

Host:
So what number are you in your family of 7? 

Guest: 
I’m the last born, which means I’m the 5th child. 

Host:
What was it like growing up? 

Guest:
Growing up wasn’t so easy, because I am from an average home that’s how I will rate my family. My parents are very disciplined, they want all their children to have sound  education because they believe that is the only path to good life. So we are really restricted from playing at home, always want these book worm thing. My parent did not allowed me to play football, most sometimes I had to throw my boot over the fence and wait till they slept off before sneaking out of the house to meet up with my friends on the field. It’s really interesting though, as they are all lessons. And I have learnt mine.

Host:
Talking of education, which schools did you attend?

Guest: 
Primary School:
Asiwaju Model School, Ota, Ogun state.

Secondary School:  
Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, Ogun state.

University: 
Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state.

Host:
What was that special moment you experienced in school that you can never forget? 

Guest: 
Hmmmm, that was in Minna January 2010, my first Yoruba single titled “Omo mummy”.. I remember that I attended an event which I was not formally invited but I heard about it, I wasn’t invited because I was not yet known. So my landlady sister happens to be the wife to the owner of the zoo “ Bache Farm” of which the launching was strictly by invitation but she invited me to come along with her and when we got to the venue I saw artistes from my school formally invited. So I told her I want to perform so she made moves and I was included on the list of performing artistes which also featured Klint Da drunk and Wiz boy as the top celebrities that awesome day. 

Aside Klint that got everyone laughing with his jokes, and Wizboy “screen saver” was the rave of the moment too that time, I will say I stole the show because while I was singing with my local dialect in a northern/middle state I never expect the reception from the crowd they were dancing along and vibing to my Yoruba jam before I knew it they started coming out to spray me money. I will tell you I had to buy drinks and roasted fish for my colleagues that were invited formally but didn’t steal the show. I was very happy and I cannot forget that day. 

Host:
Out of many careers out there, why did you choose to be an Artist? 

Guest:
Firstly no jobs out there, so I think my talent will take me farther. I just wanted the good life, I wanted to be a footballer but my parents didn’t see a future in it and not buoyant to send me out of the country for trials and they are always on my neck like 'won’t you stop playing these football'.  And concentrate more on your studies.

But my big brother raps since 1998, but wasn’t pushing is dream in music industry. The likes of Eminem, talon Kwali are his role model so before I start building my own verses in 2008, I use to rap is songs then. And I use to sing at church too, but funny enough I never joined the choir. (Host: 🤣🤣🤣🤣). Dagrin inspire my Yoruba Vibe because he does it just the way I wanted it and I fall in love totally with the music and a lot of people encouraged me to keep the indigenous rap up and see here I am today.

Host:
What are your parents response when you told them about your career of choice?

Guest:
Mehn, they never accepted from the start. Because I’m not a gospel artiste and they are hardcore Christians. They believe random artistes smokes, womanized and do all sort of bad things that’s there idea. And it’s not like that, that is totally different from my dream and what I aspire to be in life. I had to force it on them, it took lots of fights and argument before they finally agreed.



Host:
Can we talk about music industry challenges in Nigeria as it affects you as an Artist? 

Guest: 
I don’t think it affects me and the only area I’m just been affected mentally is that the music scene is taking another dimension like commercials are getting more attentions than good musics and raps hip hops heads. And in terms of marketing we have different record labels that are ready to eat the life out of there signed artistes and I never prayed for such in my career and also issue of piracy.


Host:
In your opinion, what are the difficulties of being an Artist. 

Guest: 
Been an artistes is a big task, because the moment you take that step you already have people looking up to you either to  mock or praise you and still have some that look up to you as a role model just the way I look up to other successful people too. And when the audience already saw your video out there, they believe you have arrive you are now making money, but it’s good that they are putting their mind set in such shades. But one will have to always keep up with baff-ups and looking good always is a task even when you don’t get enough to do so. So these are some the challenges.

Host:
Who is your role model ?

Guest:
Late Dagrin

Host:
What are the things about Dagrin that inspired you?

Guest:
Well about Olasunkanmi Olaonipekun a.k.a Dagrin, is Vibe is awesome, beyond the hook always keeping me going. "Every time I listen to Dagrin I use to feel like we wrote the song together" because I digest every of his songs line by line words for words I use to understand the messages he’s passing with his songs so that makes me feel him more than every other of his fans out there and he’s a whole bunch of talent. I love him so much, his got word play, cyphers, punchlines which are what makes his rap thing unique.

Dagrin motivated me to rap with Yoruba because he does it better back then and even till these present day I have not seen anyone doper than he is. But here I will hype myself because I think I am better than Dagrin, I cried when he died and I know we will see again in the end time.

Dagrin been a role model to me makes me work harder because I want to bring the vibe back into the music industry it’s really missing, When you listen to my songs you will understand me better. R.I.P Dagrin a.k.a Lyricalwerey.. I love and miss you and your fans out there miss you too do 🎧👌

Host:
What things would you not like to do? 

Guest:
Stealing/Armed robbery ( Host: 😀😁😂🤣)

Host:
Tell us about a project or achievement that you can consider to be the most significant in your career so far.

Guest:
Airing my video on WazobiaTv and CoolTv

Host:
Do you have any personal ambitions yet unattained?

Guest:
Yes, I want to make an hip hop album that will steal the heart of Nigerians hip hop heads again just like grin did with the C.E.O album

Host:
Are there any new projects you’re working on that you can talk about?

Guest:
Yes, I want to make some new songs with top producers.  Thehe likes of CrackerMallo ( produced Mr. Real - 'Legbegbe' , D’banj - 'Issa banger' ft. Slimcase & Mr. Real ) also planning to work with Liciouscrackitt he produced 'King Kong' for Vector.

Host:
What is your advise for people who want to be like you? 

Guest:
 It’s not easy to reach the stars, but with self determination, believe and hard work. Coupled with prayers. You can reach the stars and beyond. Stay blessed.

It's been an amazing journey with Da Emcee. I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did. 

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Follow our guest Da Emcee on Instagram and Twitter @daemceekmh

Facebook: @daemceeomoabinibi 



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