Gbenga Oshinowo is a physically challenged man who makes a living as a disc jockey in Lagos. The young man shared his life journey with correspondents of Legit.ng in a thrilling interview. He revealed the numerous things he could do asides being a DJ in a bit to earn more money.
Oshinowo who is popularly known as DJ Ability says he is skilled in playing table tennis, carving eyebrows and fixing nails. The multi-talented man took Legit.ng through what it took growing up without being able to walk.
According to him, he was not born with any disability; however, he had several bouts of convulsion as a child and this eventually led to him being given a wrong injection by a nurse during one of the episodes. He said that his parents did not notice the adverse effect of the injection on him until three days later.
Oshinowo attributed his present job as a disc jockey to the kindness of one of his friends, one DJ Showex, who taught him how to mix sounds and put good songs together. He also learnt how to do the other things he is skilled at except the carving of eyebrow.
Carving eyebrow was learnt subconsciously by Oshinowo as he revealed that he grew up in the midst of ladies. He enjoyed watching his sisters dress up and make up their faces. One of his cousins gave him the chance to practice on her face one fateful day and he was able to put the skill to use. He however mentioned that he does not make much money from helping ladies carve their eyebrows.
In comparison to carving brows, being a DJ is more profitable even though he makes peanuts from it. The physically challenged DJ said this because he does not own the gadgets he works with. He stated that only the laptop belongs to him as he gets to borrow every other thing he needs to work with as a DJ. Thus, he shares whatever he makes from the events he covers with those who lend him the other instruments. Oshinowo’s take home after he has sorted these guys is little.
Oshinowo also revealed that the patronage rate is discouraging as people undermine the job. In order not to pay the charged sum when he is being called, some say they will play music from their electronics. His disability also often makes him lose jobs as people discriminate and do not want someone like him in their space.
DJ Ability shared a bitter experience regarding his disability with Legit.ng; he was prevented from entering a wedding venue by a bodyguard who insisted he was a beggar. It took the intervention of one of the family members of the celebrant and his sister before he was eventually let in.
Oshinowo revealed one of his friends changed his name from DJ Gbanga to the current one when he was asked why he settled for his stage name. He is presently in a relationship with a physically challenged lady who he described as being kind-hearted.
His girlfriend who was present at the time the interview took place told Legit.ng that he is a smart and handsome man. She said that he encourages her and she is looking forward to a happily ever after with him.
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