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Tuesday, 31 May 2022

68th Post Humous Celebration of My Dear Mother



As a Musician, my mother was a chorister, drummer, pianist, violinist and dancer.

As an Artist, my mother was a fashion illustrator, fashion designer, textile designer and jewellery designer.

This is my way of commemorating Mama Kemi's memory and I intend to do this every year onwards.

I am optimistic that it will grow bigger; big enough to include her other interests which were nursing, cooking and reading creative fictions.

For now, music and art are my focus.

So, send in your entries, ladies.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Creative Business Bootcamp 2021

I was one of the participants of the recently concluded Creative Business Bootcamp.

I learnt a lot about how to structure my business in terms of innovation, planning, modelling, taxation, networking, designing, sales and marketing, delegation, bookkeeping and accounting, processes, etc.

Drumline Entertainment is going places.

Musically yours, 

DJ Irawo

Saturday, 10 July 2021



Beginning from August 1, 2021, the following are the music, educational and promotional content that I have for you from Drumline Entertainment via my Facebook wall @djiraworocks:


This is a music and talk show about mental health, music therapy and other therapies for mental health issues.

This show will come on Sundays between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm.


This is strictly a talk show where I will be promoting music artists, music professionals and entrepreneurs who have merchandise, services and content to sell.

Check out my promotion price list at Music Promotion.


This is a music and talk show where I will be talking about divorce, separation, marriage and dating. 

You should join me when it begins.


This is a music and talk show where I try my best to link up:
  • Divorcees
  • Baby Mamas
  • Baby Daddies
  • Widows
  • Widowers
........and spinsters and bachelors who do not mind starting a relationship with any of the above classification of people.

It is a call-in show.


On the Fleek Artist Show, I will be promoting music singles and music albums of music artists. 

This show can come up more than once a week if I am promoting a music album.


I do my thing on my disc jockey controller and my talking drum.

If you would like to support my content, kindly send me a WhatsApp message on +234-(0)706-925-4843.

I remain musically yours, 

DJ Irawo

Tuesday, 22 June 2021



Right from primary school through secondary school to the polytechnic and the university, I never planned to own a business.

My plan was to qualify as a chartered accountant, graduate from the university and work as a chartered accountant for organizations with a focus on auditing, taxation and management accounting.

The farthest that I thought that I could go was to be a consultant.

You will notice that I planned to qualify as a chartered accountant before graduating from the university. That is because I started writing the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) examination from my Ordinary National Diploma One (OND1) whilst I was an accounting student of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

After OND, I did my industrial attachment with Equitorial Trust Bank Limited where I worked as a communication assistant, switchboard operator and receptionist.

After my IT, I began to lose interest in a 9 to 5 job. I did not really see myself going to work every day like my parents did; my father is a quantity surveyor while my mother was a nurse. I knew that I would be bored but I was already on the accounting path and did not see a derailment in view. 

There was no use of ruffling feathers since the altercation between me and my parents and my choice of class: science or commercial or art as I was about to get into senior secondary school. 

I knew that I wanted to be in the art class but I did not know exactly what I wanted to do but by the time I was done with secondary school, I knew that I wanted to study theatre arts. Your guess is as good as mine. It was going to be an impossible task to achieve.

I gave my thoughts about a change of course a chance while I was studying accounting at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state. 

At the time that I was a student at this school, theatre arts was not taught. The nearest course to it was mass communication. 

My friends thought that I was making a mistake as I could run into complications with a change of course. So, I stuck with my accounting and graduated with a second class upper.

After school, I tried to get a job at about six advertising companies as a copywriter but they all kept referring me to their accounting department. I fled! 

I could not get any other job except at the banks based on my initial work experience. So, I got stuck with working from one bank and financial institution to the other.

During my national youth service, I served in Lagos state and I was a member of the cultural troupe. I won an award for my outstanding performance as a talking drummer. 

Afterwards, I got a scholarship to study music at the Pencils Film and Television Institute. I majored in the drums set and I graduated with a distinction and as the best music performing student. 

This is where my dream of becoming a  professional musician was birthed.

I worked a 9 to 5 and went for gigs on weekends.

I wrote my first song in 1992 when I was in SSS one. It was titled, Get the Job. It was a rap song.

I began to write songs professionally after I graduated from music school in 2008. My first professional song is titled, Masterpiece. It is going to be one of the eighteen songs that will make up my debut album this 2021.

In 2009, I recorded an EP that consisted of two songs titled, Excuse Me Dance and Now O'Clock. The latter song will be one of the songs on my debut album. 

I shopped for a record label, sharing my demo up and down the streets of Lagos but I could not get any record label that wanted to sign up a musician who played a local musical instrument, was a jazz musician, was married and already in her thirties with two children.

I did not fit into the hip-hop trend and I was not ready to change my genre of music for anyone or get sexually involved with anyone for the sake of my music career.

My self-worth must be intact at all times.

So, I decided to register my own entertainment business as an enterprise on the twelfth day of January 2010 to cater for my music content and services and that is how Drumline Entertainment was born.

Now, I can sing whatever genre of music that I like and provide whatever entertainment service that I want.

However, I have restricted myself to the following services and they are:

  1. Authorship
  2. Music Blogging
  3. Music Promotion
  4. Music Publishing
  5. Music Performance as a jazz musician and a disc jockey.

I enjoy all that I do and intend to do so for many more years to come.

I am musically yours, 

DJ Irawo

Monday, 15 March 2021


Jonathan Nwachukwu Chibuike

Dear readers, kindly welcome the THIRD addition to Drumline Entertainment!

Jonathan Nwachuku Chibuike was signed on as a SONGWRITER on March 13, 2021.

Jonathan Nwachukwu Chibueze AKA Jicy Inspires, was born on the 30th of May, 1998.

He hails from Imo State, Nigeria.

His debut song, No Way, was nominated by H.S.M. in 2017 as one of the inspirational songs of the year. The song topped the charts for more than a week on Reverbnation in Lagos.

Jicy blogs at

If you are an independent music artist or record label of filmmaker or advertising professional looking for the next big song, get in touch via or +234-(0)70-6925-4843 to listen and negotiate.

Music is life!

Musically yours,


Sunday, 31 January 2021



Sadly, the gospel Spirit and Soul Show has come to an end 😒😧😧.

I was optimistic that the show would last till the agreed cut-off month of May, 2021 but my sponsor, Shuzia Limited, thinks otherwise.

Shuzia Limited owns the copyright to the name of this show. Therefore, I will no longer be able to use this name for my gospel shows.

It was a good partnership while it lasted. I gave it my best shot💪!

It is worthy of note that I was formerly a music journalist at between 2018 and 2019.

We still have a good relationship to work on other projects in the future.

I move on to my next projects.

DJ Irawo

Tuesday, 5 January 2021



There is always a first time for everything and this is the first time for My Freedom Street Jam organized by Drumline Entertainment.

My initial plan was to launch this show in collaboration with clubs, hotels, lounges and places where music performances take place but the plan changed because of the covid-19 pandemic which caused performances at all event centres to come to a complete halt.

DJ 07 and DJ Irawo

Even now, entertainment activities in these event venues are not as buoyant as they ought to be and there are rumours that the government will begin to monitor the order of gatherings at parties, clubs, lounges, churches, etc in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

What is the common man to do to get entertained and relieve stress?

Can I still organize this event and comply with the covid-19 rules and regulations?

So, the idea came up in me to organize this event and to collaborate with DJ 07 who has been playing his music on the street to promote himself and I suggested that viewers sit in front of their shops and homes and watch from there without gathering around the performers.

The goals of the My Freedom Street Jam are to: 

  • To raise money via viewers' donations to support our miscellaneous expenses.

  • To raise awareness for mental health in my community and proffer solutions.

  • To partner with mental health professionals to provide free medical checkups for members of my community.

  • To partner with brands who intend to promote their products and services in my community.

  • To provide free entertainment for members of my community.

The Orisunmibare community in the Alimoso local government area is the one currently enjoying this service.

At the end of the first edition, My Freedom Street Jam was entertaining.

Women danced in front of their homes and shops.

Children danced on the streets in an impromptu choreography.

Boys and men moved closer to get a better view of me to ensure that I was the one actually playing the talking drum😁.

Vehicles almost jammed themselves in order to get a better view of our performance.

Some vehicles, motorcyclists and rickshaws parked their automobiles to get enjoy the beats.

The abokis were not left out.

They 'parked' their shoemaking boxes and sewing machines around a kiosk to get a good view of our event.

This is a test of the waters.

Hopefully, my official videographer will be available for the next editions.

Musically yours, 
DJ Irawo

Wednesday, 30 December 2020



This event is set to hold on January 4, 2021.

This time, yours truly will be collaborating with DJ 07 to bring this event to life.

Be there!

Friday, 4 December 2020



The Spirit and Soul Show debuts on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 8pm.

The show will run from 8pm to approximately 9pm.

This show is in collaboration with Shuzia Limited, owners of the website, a digital website that sells and promotes audiobooks, ebooks, music, sermons, spoken word and magazines.

All songs to be played on this show will be downloaded from

You will be able to read the reviews of these songs on this blog as from later today.

Only songs that score 7/10 and above will be played on the Drumline Entertainment Facebook live show. So, click on  to like and follow me, your host, the one and only DJ Irawo, the drum jamming disc jockey!

So, if you are a gospel music artist, upload your music singles and album on the platform.

I will be listening to about thirty songs a week and I look forward to picking your song and I hope that your song or album makes it to the show!

God wants the best.

His followers are moved to praise and worship Him with great music in the best musical atmosphere.

The goals of these gospel music reviews and music shows are to improve the quality of gospel music in Nigeria and to appreciate the creators of this music content.

Peace be unto you as you follow me on this musical journey.

DJ Irawo

Friday, 27 December 2019


Dear readers and clients, thank you for your support in 2019.

Certainly, 2020 will be a lot better for us all.

Happy holidays!

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Drumline Entertainment Blogging Decision

I have decided to post all future blogs of this business directly to my Instagram and Facebook page accounts.

Now, you can follow me on Instagram @djirawo and  Facebook @djirawo  and @okemicoach

This decision was taken in order to pass information to my followers quickly as I have discovered that my readers find it time consuming to click on the blog link via my Facebook and Instagram pages.

You can always come here to read a broader explanation of my services and also read old posts.


Oluwakemi Bamidele Famugbode
DJ Irawo
Creative Director
Drumline Entertainment

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Time Table for Talking Drum Classes








Time: 10: 00 a.m. @ One Hour per class.

Time Table for Drum Set Classes



May 3





Time: 10:00 a.m. @ One Hour Per Class

The Fraud Prevention Class will hold on a single day for two hours on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

This class is for intending and current business owners to help you prevent fraud in your business.

Fraud kills businesses.

Our account details:
Name:                    Drumline Entertainment
Bank:                     Access Bank Plc
Account Number:  0692582536

After your payment, you will be added to a secret social media page where you can view the live videos and ask your questions during and after the classes.

We have talking drums for sale. Kindly visit our shop to purchase one.

Call me on +234-802-8770-541 for more details.
I await your prompt response.

Sincerely yours,

Oluwakemi Bamidele Famugbode
(DJ Irawo)
Creative Director
Drumline Entertainment

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