How to Play the Talking Drum in Seven Days

How to Play the Talking Drum in Seven Days
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My name is Irawo Oluwakemi Famugbode formerly known as Oluwakemi Bamidele Adetula, AKA DJ Irawo

I was born on the 22nd of February 1978.

I attended the following institutions:

1.      Film in a Box, Alimoso LGA, Lagos (Scriptwriting, Sound Recording) 2022

2.      Enterprise Development Centre, Lagos (Creative Business Bootcamp) 2021

3.      Agile P3 Consulting, Lagos (PRINCE2 Project Management) 2018

4.      Harvard Law School, USA (Intellectual Property Law) 2018

5.      Arterial Network Nigeria, Lagos and British Council Nigeria, Lagos (Art Project Management Workshop2014

6.      Edge Business School, Lagos (Basic Entrepreneurship Skills) 2012 

7.      The Pencils Film and Television Institute (PEFTI), Lagos (Certificate in Music) (Distinction2007-2008

8.       Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State (B.Sc Accounting) (Second Class Upper; Honours) 2000-2004

9.      Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa University, Lagos Outreach (Diploma in Accounting) (Distinction1999

10.                  Institute of Chartered Accountants of  Nigeria (ICAN) (Foundation-Professional Examination 2)1997-2005

11.                  Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (Ordinary National Diploma in Accounting) (Pass1995-1998

12.                  Lagos State Model College, Badore, Lagos 1989-1994

13.                  Central Bank Of Nigeria Primary School, Satellite Town, Lagos 1983-1988

14.                   Subuola Nursery School, Festac Town, Lagos 1981-1983

I am a member of the following institutions:

1.      Music Therapy Association of Nigeria (MUTHAN) Music Therapist 2022

2.      Musical Society of Nigeria (COSON) Songwriter 2009 Music Publisher 2021

Whilst working a 9 to 5 job, I contributed significantly to the progress of the following organizations in the following capacities:


1.        Equitorial Trust Bank Limited, Lagos (Communication AssistantReceptionistSwitchboard Operator) 1997-1998

2.        Marina International Bank Limited, Lagos (Marketer) 2005-2006

3.        Access Bank Plc, Lagos (Transaction Officer) 2005-2006

4.        Hazonwao Micro Finance Bank Limited, Lagos (Head of Internal Audit) 2008

5.         Cashlink Plc, Lagos (Group Auditor) 2008-2009

6.        The Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria (Music Therapist) 2009-2010

7.        Vining Micro Finance Bank Limited (Head of Internal Control, Audit and Investigations) 2010-2011

8.        Drumline Entertainment (Founder) 2010-Till Date


I studied violin at the ShepherdHill Baptist Church, Obanikoro, Lagos.

I attended the Electronic Soundscape workshop organized by the Goethe Institut, Alliance France and Institute France to learn the rudiments of deejaying

In 2014, I was made a talking drum ambassador by Intro Afrika, organizers of the Yoruba Drum Festival.

In 2012, I contested with a tenor singer, violinist, pianist and a quartet of clarinettists who were all MUSON graduates in the Christmas Magi Music Concert contest organized by Art Colony international and the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON).

I won the competition for using the talking drum to play classical and jazz music.

I have attended creative writing and event planning workshops organized by the British Council and the Goethe Institut, Lagos.

I have performed at several private events, art and international music festivals in live music performances such as the Lagos International Jazz Festival, The Lagos Book and Art Festival, The Yoruba Drum Festival, Eko Akete Festival, etc.

I am still learning so that I can provide quality services to my clients.

Below are some of my certificates;

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