OYEGBILE “CHIKEY” OLUWASEUN (born February 11, 19**) is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, and audio producer. His career started with Unilag f.m early in 2008 whilst in medical school , when he worked with the likes of Prodigy, Yolanda, Lady J, and Cute Kimani. who impacted his radio career tremendously and co-anchored various shows with him like “the top 10 count down”, “drive time lagos” , “old school”, “Nigerian stars”, “Saturday night request”. He also anchors events and functions outside radio.
He hosts a rock show tagged #ROCKEXPRESSWITHCHIKEY on UNILAG F.M 103.1 and also a Top ten countdown on TRUSPOT RADIO.
He has been nominated for the Nigeria radio awards in 2013. And yes Chikey is with us today on the “XPERIENCE” live ….. Am gonna be doing a close up interview with him.. right here…right now…Hope y’all are ready..??? Leggoo…..!!!
So CHIKEY can you tell us about your brand..??
I love organisation, and i love dynamism. Entertainment drives me and so does the beauty around it. I decided to do a rock program because not too many people were doing it and it is a very interesting part of music if not the most interesting. It gives a sense of rhythm and belonging no matter the emotional variance or state. A couple of bands have inspired me so far . From linkin park to Foo fighters, the incredible Avril lavigne, Gavin de graw… just to mention a few..
HOW DID YOU GET SO INTERESTED IN PRESENTING ?
It has always been a life, my dream to be on air talking to people since the days when classic music was used as the background tune. Then i decided to take it in my hands about 6 years ago, to chase what i love
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD IN YOUR JOURNEY SO FAR?
Its been very coarse, don’t think i have seen it beautiful yet. Had to understudy for a while – good people like Prodigy, Jamal salaam. Then where to work became a problem because nobody wanted to take anyone without experience then i settled for Unilag f.m but owning a good show was a problem then after beating around doing shows like the top ten countdown and drive time lagos i finally settled for rock express which felt quite natural then a couple of shows,outside M.c jobs. Award nominations for Nigerian radio awards, a few ups and downs and am here.
STILL ON THE JOURNEY SO FAR WHO AND WHO HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO YOU , TALKING ABOUT THOSE YOU’VE WORKED WITH AND THOSE YOU LOOK UP TO
Prodigy of MINGLES, Yolanda of LUNCH HOUR SHOW,- I’ve worked with both of them and they’ve been wonderful. I.k Osakioduwa who is a friend, DO2D2UN who has forgotten about me, then Sanjay Gupta who i hope to be like , ati Ryan seacrest paddy mi.
YOU PRESENT ROCK SHOWS IN A NATION SO SENTIMENTAL ABOUT ROCK MUSIC ,HOW DO YOU KEEP UP YOUR PACE ?
I try to make them see the positives in it, and also enjoy the music the way the music presented itself in my heart. It could sometimes get frustrating but the people who have seen the light in the genre make it easier. But all in all, thee appreciation for the music is increasing and that’s what brings hope to the job.
I ONCE HEARD RUMORS ABOUT A “MUSIC REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA” … DID YOU ?
Well, i think i heard about that but, look at it this way… In a country where music is a major uniting factor and we have seen the rise of different genres of music and for the genre of rock … Once you see the light in it, you stick to it cos the inspiration is breathtaking! Its like a saying “WARS COME AND GO BUT MY SOLDIER STAYS ETERNAL”
SO DO YOU SEE A FUTURE OF ROCK MUSIC GOING MAINSTREAM INTO THE NIGERIAN INDUSTRY SOON, LATER? ,OR NON @ ALL ??
…Its just a matter …Mainstream is were its headed….A few people are already into it and its eating into the environment.
WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE A ROCK FAN SO CAN YOU TELL US YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE AND TOP 5 WORST ROCK ACTS ? (BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL).
U2, Green day, Clay, Threadstone, One Republic for my best !!!!
Then for my worst… hmm that’s harder cos everyone has got their place…But maybe Kesha, Tokio hotel, Greenleaf….
LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST QUESTION…WHATS YOUR ADVICE TO YOUR FANS OUT THERE AND ALL ROCK LOVERS NATIONWIDE/WORLDWIDE ??
Well, if you are passionate about something … Run after it against all odds , know when to slow down and when to step back… Always remember that the beauty of like lies in the sparkle that rocks within you./
Rock is a means of self expression … express yourself well cos that’s what people want to see, last but not the least ..Always care cos no one cares how much you know but how much you care!!! #LIFEROCKS
and cut… yeah it is people directly from the horses mouth… its CHIKEY and ROOKY KAMIIZ
TANXX FOR STAYING TUNED !!! UNTIL NEXT TIME STAY FUNKY
AND JAH BLESS
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