Quadri Rasheed Atanda
Senior Correspondent (Climax Entertainments)
Business Development Manager (Climax Travel and Tours)
Can you provide us an insight into your background?
I was born and bred in Shomolu, Bariga area of Lagos where I attended Odunlade Primary School, from where I proceeded to Morocco Comprehensive High School, and thereafter attended Olabisi Onabanjo University, where I studied Business Administration. I’m from a family of six children made up of two boys and four girls with Muslim background under the loving guidance of my parents.
How did you find yourself in the entertainment world?
From childhood, I delved into fuji music in Shomolu, but my father was not impressed, so he dissuaded me, so I could focus on my educational pursuits, due to the fact that my father was of the mindset that fuji musicians naturally possess bad character and some sort of unpleasantness.
As the originator of “Sho Mo Age Mi Ni” concept which Corporate organisations have utilized for publicity, can you tell us how you came about the concept?
I was on the movie production set in Ibadan and this argument arose over some of our colleagues who were celebrating their 40th birthay anniversaries, that was how the idea struck me.
Now that you are travelling to the UK as a performing artiste, what should your UK fans anticipate?
My United Kingdom based fans should be prepared for unlimited comedy, music and stimulating entertainment.
As you travel abroad, how do you see yourself as valuable export commodity?
Definitely my UK visit will be financially rewarding so I will be returning home to give back to the less priviledged, so I will be generating funds from abroad to add value at home, just as export commodities yield income for my country.
On a last note, what else do you have to say?
My appreciation goes to Climax Travel and Tours, Climax Entertainments and Billy Que Entertainment for these wonderful opportunities provided for me to showcase my talent in the United Kingdom. Above all, I give all glory to God.
IT support by: Amoo Lukmon Olatunji
IT Support Officer (Climax Travels and Tours and Climax Entertainment)