Name: Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode ‘Do2dTun’
Date of Birth: April 8, 1984
Age: 35 years
Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode is a Nigerian On-Air Personality, video jockey and hype man. He is popularly known as Do2dTun (pronounced D-O-To-The-T-U-N).
Dotun came to wider prominence as a TV and radio personality, hosting shows and concerts, after pioneering a dance group called Xtreme dancers while in the University. He also featured in music videos including D’banj’s ‘Why Me’ and ‘Same Ni’ by Dj Zeez.
Early Life of Do2dTun
Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode Do2dTun was born in Lagos on the 8th day of April 1984. He was born to a building engineer father and a nurse mother. He is the first child of a nuclear family of three children. Do2dTun hails from Odigbo in Ondo State. He is the first child of the family and has two siblings. One of his siblings is a Nigerian Music artiste, Pepenazi.
Do2dTun attended Kemeesther Nursery and Primary school in Surulere, Lagos and then to Mayflower School, Ikenne, Ogun State. He then proceeded to the Lagos State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication (with specialty in Advertising and Public Relations).
Do2dTun grew up as an always happy kid who plays football on the streets of Surulere and was at one point in his life tagged ‘the family’s black sheep’. He always receives a transistor radio from his dad as his birthday anniversary. So he had the chance to listen to a lot of ace media personalities including; Steve Kadiri, Tope Brown, Olisa Aduba, Dan Foster among others.
Do2dTun as a Dancer/Choreographer
Dotun has an innate affinity for dance and while at university, he instituted a dance group he called Xtreme. The group rocked different events on and off the university campus, combining the pursuit of passion and academic excellence. This made him popular on campus at the time.
Shortly after school, he joined the dance group Ignite and they performed at many events. Ignite was owned by a man called Nonso Asobe a.k.a. Don Flexx. Don Flexx went on to become P-Square’s official choreographer.
Then in 2006, Do2dTun featured on popular African act, D’banj’s smashing hit, ‘Why Me’ video as a dancer and on DJ Zeez’s, ‘Same Ni’ video. His dancing career was steady-rising towards peak when busy radio schedules among other activities choked out the time he made out for professional dancing.
Do2dTun as a Broadcaster
Dotun was set on his ways to continue as a professional dancer when his University lecturer Mr Nzeribe thought his spontaneity and wittiness is a holy grail in broadcasting, and so offered him options of internship with three top radio stations at the time.
Do2dTun choose Cool FM and hasn’t looked back since. After over three years of internship, Do2dTun earned a chance to host a night show on radio themed ‘Sleep Talk’. The show was to engage late night radio listeners and shared with the depressed their worries. It turned out to be his break away in the broadcasting industry.
The once upon a time ‘studio rat’ as was being mocked has ever since has gone on to host quite a number of radio shows including; Chevrolet Football Fan Show, The Sunday Afternoon Show, Love Zone, Heineken’s Top 20, Midday Oasis Show, Friday Nite PartyMix among others. He has also hosted Soundcity TV’s Greatest Countdown on Earth Radio Show.
Do2dTun with Cool FM so far…
Dotun started his career in broadcasting in 2004 as an intern with Cool FM where he served for over three years before he began to host radio shows. He has since hosted numerous shows on Cool FM as well as on TV. These include;
2007: Sleep Talk
Do2dTun made his debut on Cool FM as the host of late night show called ‘Sleep Talk’ which focuses on relationships. ‘Sleep Talk’ turned out to be Do2dTun’s big break in the broadcasting industry. He hosted this show for three years.
2010: The Sunday Afternoon Show
After leaving the show ‘Sleep Talk’, Do2dTun became host of ‘The Sunday Afternoon Show’ which was a game show targeted at raising the ecstasy of young and happy listeners. The show had games like The Birthday Millennium Challenge among others.
2011: Midday Oasis
Do2dTun has been the host of the Midday Oasis on Cool FM with co-host Taymi B during the Afternoons. It is one of the biggest shows on Nigerian radio with off the ceiling ratings. The show is structured to appeal to both young and old with a lot being discussed about the entertainment industry as well as celebrity interviews.
At some point, Cool FM had to reshuffle its pairing and brought Kemi Smallz from the Good Morning Nigeria Show with Mannie to join Do2dTun on the Midday Oasis.
2016: Curious Case with Martell
The cognac house Martell debuted their first radio show in Nigeria and Do2Tun became the first host alongside two other entertainment industry stakeholders, Ayo Rotimi and Chief Executive Officer of MyStreetz Media, Sesan Adeniji.
The show discusses quite bluntly, issues about the entertainment industry in Nigeria with discussion being made from an insider’s perspective of the industry.
2017: Super Star Wednesday Office Concert
Do2dTun started hosting an office concert inside the studio of Cool FM which features top artistes performing live music for a massive digital audience during work hours. The concert has featured the best of the best musical artiste in the Nigerian music scene.
Dotun was the host of Love Zone at some point and the show was focused on loves and issues arising around it.
Friday Party Club Mix Show
Do2Tun teamed up with one of Nigeria’s top DJs, DJ Xclusive to create a groovy Friday evening every week on Radio. Do2dTun has relied heavily on his much talked about hyping skills dishing out hypes and musical hits on radio.
The show had a massive following in the country and has hosted some of the longest rap freestyles on radio.One such occasion saw known rapper Vector come on in November, 2014 and freestyled for over an hour.
The show also featured renowned British DJ and TV host, Tim Westwood.
Chevrolet Football Fan Time
American Automobile firm, Chevrolet sponsored a football show to allow football fans talk about their teams and share their emotions live on air, it was hosted by Do2dTun and of course it helped that Do2dTun is a passionate supporter of Arsenal football club.
Shape Your City
Dotun hosted the ‘Shape Your City’ show on Cool FM and was sponsored by beer brand Heineken, it focused on fun places around the world and how they shape the individual.
Cool Best 20
In collaboration with Radio Express, Do2dTun was host of Cool Best 20 and compiled charts for the late Tom Rounds led firm, who had the Nigeria’s Rick Dee’s Franchise.
Do2dTun’s Stint with Soundcity TV
2014: The Greatest Count Down on Earth Radio Show
In February 2014, Do2dTun became the host of Soundcity TV’s greatest countdown on earth radio show. The show was an all-new magazine and chart show for videos from around the globe and has since remained in the capacity. It airs on terrestrial and cable TV and features the best 10 songs from around the world.
Do2dTun as a Voice-Over Artist
Do2dTun’s unique presentation style and eloquence coupled with a smooth serenading voice has earned him accolades as one of the best and biggest voice over artist on the African continent. His energetic and at the same time subtle voice texture is one to quickly recognize on air.
Do2dTun as a Hype Man
Do2dTun has been a hype force on the continent for the best part of a decade and more. From little things as having a stone plated cobra-like customized microphone and having the best dance moves of a show man.
He has inspired a generation of young African kids with his positive energy, great voice, right words and charisma. Do2dTun has featured as host of the biggest and best concerts on the African continent and beyond.
By the start of the year 2018, Oladotun has successfully made a name for himself as a competent concert host and hype man in the entertainment scene in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. He hosts musical events, corporate events, end of year parties and wedding receptions as well.
Do2dTun has won quite a number of awards and recognition. He was in July, 2016 enlisted among The Net NG’s most influential OAPs. Below are few of his most prominent awards.
Dynamix All Youth Awards – OAP of the Year – 2011
The Society Awards – Radio Personality of the Year – 2011
Nigeria Broadcasters Merit Award – Young Radio Presenter of the Year – 2012
Nigerian Entertainment Awards – On Air Personality of the Year – 2015
City People Awards – On Air Personality of the Year (Male) – 2015
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