By Bose Olubo
It was the normal waiting in the popular Klink Studio in Surulere, where Mr. Kingsley Ogoro plays host to many successful artistes today.
He was loving, patient and love his equipment
I was a regular backup singer/jingle and voice over studio rat ever ready to contribute to the script, I was still at Yaba College of Technology studying Computer
Mama, the food seller next door is ever ready to serve us with bread and beans, okele with assorted meat
On that faithful day, I met Prince Alade Aromire and Prince Jide Kosoko through Mr Wale Adewuyi and my friend Yomi Omidiran who later produced my first album, My Root, not forgeting Mickey Dread (Presy), I was in his band, singing.
I was very happy and quickly attended to them while they book for a film sound track.
That’s the beginning of my journey into the movie world
Prince Alade Aromire met with a lot of insult from my family who believed he influenced my diversion from Computer Science to full entertainment: music and movie at the time computer was highly lucrative with very few experts.
I remember doing some modelling but my height will never allow me to move further, as they only call me when they need ‘fine face’.
A senior colleague, Mr. Paul Obazele was actually my first oga who taught me the rudiments of modelling, but my mother should never even know as I was looking for admission, so I can only sneak in to Surulere while looking for job.
Since the day I met Prince Alade Aromire, he became my father, brother, teacher and boss as it took him almost 5 years to convince my displinarian mother who later gave me her blessing as I launched my first film, Omo Oko in 1995.
I got to Jide Soleye hospital that day as you took your last breath, I could not say goodbye
Today, I remember u as always.
U are special
U were a genius
U love me like a daughter
U taught me
Thank u Booda Muyi
Keep resting in the lord