The former Lagos State governor and elder statesman, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, disclosed in an interview that he used to be a disc jockey.
The thought of the popular politician on the turn-table is hard to fathom, because of the political power he has amassed from himself.
Tinubu said, “But then I was an in-house DJ, not a commercial DJ. Teddy Pendergrass was my favourite and I kept myself updated on the music scene in America.”
“I was interested in music. I enjoy music, from the days of James Brown. I told you I followed Roy Chicago to Ado-Ekiti, without knowing. I was just lucky.”
“God just made me a professional because I could have ended up with the late Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister!”
Speaking on the type of music trending in the present generation, compared to his days, he said: “You don’t have music now. You now have O foka sibe, O gbona feli feli. I love listening to jazz a lot.”
Tinubu began his political as a Senator in the Nigeria Senate, before later becoming the Governor of Lagos State, ruling for two terms.
He was actively involved in the campaign that saw the duo of Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osibajo, become President and Vice-President of Nigeria respectively.
Watch a video of Tinubu in a chat with President Muhammadu Buhari.