The Power of Music

Oluwademilade Adefemi Written by Oluwademilade Adefemi · 2 min read >

I knew I had a passion for music but I never knew the importance of my job. It was one thing to entertain people, but it’s a totally different ball game when you’re getting paid for it.

People start to make unimaginable demands like “DJ don’t you have one song from a poet or a jazz artist from the 1800s?”.

When you tell them you don’t, they go “Ahh, and you’re a DJ”.

What about when you’ve done your series of research, trying to get information about the client’s age, most loved artists, and preferred genre of music, then work towards building a playlist that suits those factors, but guess what? Out of the blue, they make demands for something totally different and unrelated to their initial preferences.

What do you do in such cases?

I’ve been in the entertainment field for quite a number of years and dealt with different clients to be able to know that nothing is guaranteed. Never assume a client is wicked, obnoxious, or even nice. The ones you think are the nicest, could flip on you like pancakes.

I love what I do. Asides from the hustle, the experience is something you can’t imagine. It’s something you feel.

Do you know what it feels like to know the future?

Well, I do.

As a DJ, I know the next song I’m going to play. No one else does, but I do. So imagine knowing that the next song cued up is going to blow the minds of your audience, especially when so far you’ve been engaging them, and you’ve finally found a balance (finally found their style, their vibe, the kind of songs that appeal to their aura).

Permit my parlance but “Omooo music sweet die”. I love when a song isn’t just beautiful in terms of production (like the beat and instrumentals), but also inspiring and relatable with the lyrics.

Imagine trying to talk to a lady who’s been having a bad day and has always been sexualized and objectified by men due to her curvy looks, and you just drop a line from Kizz Daniel’s popular songs.

Girl I don’t really care about your body type,

what really matters na your vibe.

I be the one for you, one for you,

peperimpe peperimpe

(or at least that’s how I like to hear it) 


It might sound funny, but guess what? You’ve got her to smile. You’ve gotten her attention. That earns you some points. The rest is up to you.

What about a lady who doesn’t feel too good about her looks and has self-confidence issues, or hasn’t even gotten a compliment in a while and has consciously been putting in the effort to look good. You could just drop a classic from T-classic;

Nobody fine pass you,
Nobody fine pass you,
Nobody fine pass you,
Baby no Dey Kaku.

Trust me, you’ve made her day.

It might sound absurd, but music connects with people’s feelings and emotions, and I’ve experienced it first hand because, with the power vested in me by my creator, I can understand and analyze music. I know how important it is to the human soul. I’ve been able to feel it to be able to communicate it.

Darlin’ I think about you
when we are not together.

A song by “Delegation” that talks about love.

If Peradventure you “chop breakfast” over and over again, and you’ve built a tough skin to it, a song by Delegation also sings

Look out, Look out,
Here it comes, Heartache number 9”.

You just tend to laugh because you saw the signs, and when it finally happened, “Oh well”.

Music connects the dots to human existence. Music reveals.

“Music is a weapon” – Fela.
A weapon that can be for war, or for peace.

One of my all-time favorites, Michael Jackson used his music to preach peace and bring the world together.

Heal the world, make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying,
If you care enough for the living,
Make a better place for you and for me

Heal the World by Michael Jackson

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day,
so let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day, just you and me.

We are the World – Song by U.S.A for Africa

How does music inspire you?

“Tough times never last. Only tough people do.”

How has music helped you overcome?

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Written by Oluwademilade Adefemi
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