By Rotimi Agbana
New president of Choc Boi Nation, Olawunmi Okerayi, popularly known as DJ Lambo, has hinted that nothing would stop her from continuing in her craft as a Disc Jockey, even at old age. In a recent interview, she told Showtime that staying relevant would be the only proof she can present to her grandchildren that she was once the biggest DJ in Africa.
“I will still be a DJ even when I am a grandma. I will be DJ’ing in pregnancy, of course, I will not play at my wedding because it is my day and I have many DJ friends that are gladly ready to play for me. DJ’ing is in my blood.” According to her, the demise of her late father who taught her the craft of DJ’ing has affected her a lot, as she felt abandoned.
“God has reasons for everything, my father was ill. He introduced me to music; he made me fall in love with music. I think that is the biggest impact he had on me. He knew I really loved music,” she said.
She went on to say that her mother didn’t like the work hours of a DJ initially because she would work at night and sleep all day, but later came to terms with the nature of the job.
“Eventually she became more comfortable with it and she has always loved me being a DJ. Growing up, we had parties like almost every weekend. There was life band, music and several records at home. It was always fun and laughter. I also listened to a lot of Fela’s song growing up,” she recalled.