We are here with a new edition of the Interview session. Today we have a great anointed Praise Minister, An OAP at Splash105.5fm, Media personality and Gospel Artiste. He his by name Olarenwaju Bolaji a.k.a Big Bolaji. Read on and see what he told Oluwaseun Blog
Can we meet you?
I am Bolaji Adedotun Olarewaju, called Big B ( wonder why *smiles*)
What have you gone through in your childhood days?
Growing up for me was very interesting and if I could, would choose the same route again . Many challenges but all in all my parents ensured we had enough comfort per time even when they were not comfortable .
What your Educational Status?
I go school oooo from Nursery to higher instution. And I studied estate management
You are an Estate Surveyor turned Artistes/Musician, has challenges made you think of returning to the former?
No not at all ,Music, Broadcasting, Media is my major oooo, estate management is the hobby *smiles*
Share the challenges you facing in this profession?
O many but listing them will be….. But like the bible says “nay in all these things we are more than conquerors ” the fact that I do gospel Music is not a disadvantage in anyway Loving it more by the day.
Are you Married?
Yes I have been married for 8years now with two gifts from The Lord
Tell us your journey to the Music Zone .
We are a family of music ,my mother use to be the head of choir for Saint Peters church Aremo, an Ace broadcaster with then WNBC so that seed just came to manifest at the appropriate time.
What your say about the Gospel World? Any improvement?
It’s getting much better I have been in the matter for close to 20yrs Now and I have seen growths, pray for more depth as we move to another season in the gospel music world.
What are the things that can be embarked upon to restructure our Gospel System?
Our gospel ministers / artist need to ensure they are properly informed and not believe in lies and hype of people who just want to make profit. If we are all faithful to our base there will be less drama. Most gospel artist don’t have Any Pastor or Spiritual Authourity over them ,that’s where it should start most have become mercenaries of some sort work and pay no work no pay ,one thing I know there is power in unity but it’s that which we have as individuals that will translate to power as any coalition or group. The Lord will keep us more and more.
What has contributed mainly to “Turn it up with BigB”?
It’s 100% the grace and mercy of The Lord
Who is/are your Role Model(s)? My brother Muyiwa Olarewaju (station director premier gospel radio London), Host Turning point and of course the CEO of Riversongz music. Bishop Francis Wale Oke, Pastor Kunle Olawale, Pastor Austin Ologbese, Pastor Wale Adenuga .
Anything new cooking?
Presently doing a lot with the Nescafé brand more will unfold
What do you do at leisure time?
I love chilling with my family we do much “erepa” *lol*
A word for the people.
May we finish strong in Jesus Name.(Amen)
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