Ejiroghene Akpobome is one of the sons of popular Nigerian comedian Ali baba. He is presently a student of Psychology Accounting in Middlesex University Dubai. In this exclusive interview he granted DAILYFAMILY, Ejiro takes us into his personality, his family and his passion for Disc Jockeying amidst several other things he does.
Can we meet you please?
My name is Akpobome Ejiroghene AKA, DJ X.
Are you part of this foundation (Aunt Landa Bethel Foundation)?
In a way i am because it is a family foundation, so i am part of it.
Is Aunt Landa your Aunt?
Yes, Aunt Landa is my aunt and my dad is the chairman, so we are here to support.
Since when have you been doing this?
Normally my dad does different charities so this time around i was around for a visit and I said, why don’t I come along.
What are you studying?
I am studying Psychology Accounting in Middlesex University Dubai.
Do you see yourself doing this in future?
To be honest i can do anything with psychology but i think i will do it but i will still be Disc Jockey, (DJ) for a while before i actually go into it.
Are you in a relationship?
No i am not.
See, you surely don’t need babe. Quotes shout out to Razzy, “you surely don’t need babe”. Honestly i am into music, i love my music, so music take most of my time.
So because of music you don’t have time for relationship?
I don’t even think i have a time.
Like when do you see yourself in a relationship?
It all depends. If it happens, it happens.
Is it because dad said No?
Well, but surely you don’t need babe. Right now if a babe will come, no problem now and if not i am okay.
When God give me. If God gives me babe, but then i am okay. I don’t think i am looking up to it now. But then, i am all okay, I am just there.
How has it been growing up with your parent?
They have been disciplinarians to be precise. They often will tell us, you have to do things right, show respect to elders and stuffs.
So at what point do you start understanding your parents motive where disciplining a child is concern?
When i was 16-year-old.
Where do you see yourself in 2018, five years to this time?
In the next five years i see myself as one of the newest upcoming DJs in Nigeria, creating a record label and trying to make Nigerian music better, because we are planning to reform it.
Do you DJ while you were in school?
Yes i do. That is the work he was talking about. I also work, I DJ, I make some money out of it
while i was in school.
So how do you joggle it with your academics?
It is not easy to be honest. There was time i had to put a hold on it because of school. Then most time when i need money i usually do it.
How do you get your clients?
I have been invited to DJ in some schools and there i get my clients. At times i DJ for free so that people can get the publicity.