All About Disc Jockeying – Dj Ba$$man
In a recent interview , born and bred in Ile – Ife, Osun state , Oluwaseun Tanimola Ekundayo-Salawu, popularly known as Famous DJ Ba$$man, is a renowned Disc Jockey, who is known for setting the pace for hip-hop music in Osun and Nigeria .
DJ. Ba$$man, graduate of Ma$$ Communication from Osun state Polytechnic, Iree, squealed his way to limelight via late DJ Kaka of Eko fm in 2003 during his student’s industrial training as a DJ and trained by Sola Bolaji as a tv and radio presenter in 2004 and 2005 respectively with a programme “Thank God Its friday”
*What have you achieved through been a DJ? After ten years on the job….?
Aside Dj Jimmy Jatt,I am the first Dj to release an album in Osun state titled Success,a 15track album which featured the likes of famous artistes in Nigeria like Slim Joe,Lace,Xray etc.
I am the first DJ in Osun state to start a TV show which is second to none in the state now and also present on the state radio. The first DJ to host awards and beauty pageant shows in the state… Presently,i am the Official DJ to the Governor of the State Of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
With all these and more coming, I have been able to set a standard for all other Dj’s coming up in the state. As many of them as will take it up from where I have stopped.
*What have you planned for the celebration
I’m doing a lot of things presently, i am working on a book to be launched in the first week in october, while my major project now is celebrating my 10 years on stage.
*What are the purpose of this coming event?
To me, it’s being 10 years of my relevance in the state entertainment industry, so I have the cause to celebrate. This year makes it my 10th on stage. I’ve being a subject matter since 2005 and I’m still a subject matter as a Dj and tv presenter.
I am planning a resounding 10th anniversary party to mark the event.. Other activities lined up for the event is an All White Pre-Party and also paying a courtesy visit to motherless home after the event.. I am currently busy, preparing for the event.
Also on the forthcoming 10th anniversary on stage I will be launching a book on “All about Disc Jockeying” … (The easy way to get started)….” including the difference between Radio dj and commercial dj, the instruments needed , how to market yourself as a dj.. where the Chief Launcher will be the Gov. Rauf Aregbesola and the royal father of the day is Oba Adedokun Abolarin, the Orangun of oke-Ila.
The event is to feature all Osun and Naija Djs and Artistes.. When I started out years back, I never thought it would turn out like this, but I kept on working until God answered my prayer. Everything in life is time, and I have been able to change the face of ‘Deejaying’ business in Osun state with several innovations and ideas.
Though, I’m not at the peak of my life yet. I’m still growing and by the special grace of God, attain more heights. There is still room for improvement.
*Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
I take life as it comes. Some people announce they want to achieve some set goals at a given time, but ended with one problem or another, and even, die without fulfilling their goal. So, I take my day as it comes and I pray to God to uphold me on the days ahead.
Though everyone wishes to attain a certain height in life, but don’t go about telling people of your mindset. Just pray about it and God will perfect it. In giving back to the society, I have played a major role in Osun by grooming new talents.
I have helped nurture many Deejays, among whom are: Dj Ysf, Dj Musty, Dj Ok-plus, Dj Wilson to mention a few.