BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
DJ MOG(Scott Uyi Osasere Ogunseri) will forever remember the day some armed robbers stormed his residence, shot him thrice, left him for dead and made away with his choice possessions including his state-of-the-art car.
“I would have been dead by now if not as a result of God’s grace. God is keeping me alive for a purpose.
“Sometime last year, armed robbers stormed my residence, shot thrice at me at close range and made away with my possessions including my choice automobile.
“I was brought back to life using 9 pints of blood. This and so many life experiences that I have passed through informed my adoption of the moniker MOG which stands for Made of Grace,” he revealed.
Going down memory lane, the top rated Disc Jockey(DJ) and Master of Ceremony(MC) recalled how he got into the entertainment business.
“I recall that my late elder brother, Monday Ogunseri, was a Disc Jockey of repute. Whenever he had a show I will accompany him and before he comes on stage to perform I will pick up the microphone and start talking to fill in for him and keep the audience entertained. Some people were really enjoying this and as such show their appreciation by paying my brother extra money for it.
“When he died, I did not want to let his dream die with him and with his friends’ encouragement I decided to continue from where he stopped.
“I also retained his stage name – MOG – which was a coinage of his name, Monday Ogunseri. But which based on my experiences in life I interpreted as Made of Grace as I am certain that I am still alive despite all the odds as a result of God’s grace upon my life.
“Infact, the first mixer I used after my brother’s death was bought for me by one of his friends, Kingsley Iredia, saying ‘boy, you must continue.'”
From that humble beginning in the 80s DJ MOG has graduated into a big brand. He is one of the eight Smirnoff party ambassadors and also a Guinness Influencer.
He has performed on the big stage alongside some acclaimed Nigeria entertainment stars like Tuface, Phyno, Patoranking, Olamide, Basket Mouth, DJ Humility and DJ Spinall among several others.
“I respect DJ Humility. He is such a humble person. I met him during a show I participated in in Delta State.
“There were more than ten DeeJays that performed on the stage that day but he singled me out and gave a good recommendation of me to the organisers.
“Another DeeJay I respect is DJ Spinall. He is hardworking.”
He gave kudos to Tuface for his kind of music which he stressed convey meaningful messages.
DJ MOG also sings and he is planning on a online TV station – MOGtv which he said start operating soon.
He appealed to the government to support the entertainment sector with good investments such that the sector will be creating jobs and generating revenue.
On giving back to the society, DJ MOG stated that he organises a Children Funfair show which he does not attach any gate fees to because of his desire to make children happy.
“The inspiration for the show came when I noticed that some companies organise children shows but deny those that do not pay gate fees entry.
“From my experience I know that most kids cannot afford decent meals so denying them entry to a show is inhuman.
“It’s on this basis that I started the Children Funfair which I do without collecting gate fee. I have done five editions of the show so far. It comes up on Children’s day(May 27th) and Independence day(October 1).
“I don’t do grandiose birthday party for my children. Rather, I take them on outings and to church for thanksgiving.
“I do this to have enough to celebrate Edo children. My children are aware of this and they are supportive of the idea.”
BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN