Up and coming gospel music act, Evangelist Olusola Tumininu Olatokun, popularly known as Sekan Si, speaks with P.M.NEWS Entertainment Cafe on his life and career in music

•Evang. Sola Olatokun

•Evang. Sola Olatokun

Tell us about yourself…

I was born in Lagos (Agege) on 12 June, 1980.

How do you feel sharing the glorious date?

I feel happy because it made my birthday more memorable, and me more popular

Your academic background?

I attended Salvation Army Primary School, had my secondary education at Oniwaya High School, Agege and later obtained National Diploma, ND in Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.

When did you venture into music?

I started music in the church as a chorister during my secondary school days. After my school certificate examination, I joined Christ Ambassador gospel band led by Seyi Lewis, now popularly known as Alapanla. I later moved to Abeokuta to further my education; that compelled me to shuttle between Lagos and Abeokuta whenever the band had engagements. It was at this period that I started my own band in Abeokuta and that was how I disengaged from Alapanla’s band. We were getting several invites to perform at public functions in Abeokuta, Lagos and environs.

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Have you waxed any album?

Yes, I have released an album titled “Se Kan Si” which literality means Di It Again or Do One More, depending on how you wish to translate it (laughs). It was released in 2011 and it is making waves.

How many tracks?

Just two. Sekan Si and Banuso (keep it to yourself).

 How do you see music?

To me, music is intoxicating. It intoxicates me.

What’s your relationship with other gospel artistes?

I have a cordial relationship with most of them and I have even done live and studio collaborations with several of them. They also honour me whenever I invite them.

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What’s your relationship with Seyi Lewis (Alanpala) now?

We have cordial relationship and we are making progress, no hard feelings, and no qualms.

What’s your next plan?

My next plan is to produce the video of my maiden album to satisfy the yearnings of my numerous fans. The video production is being packaged by Don Jid Production, Lagos and will be marketed by Dinak Records, Agege.