Ogundairo Oluwaseun popularly known as ‘Real Skillz’ already knew what he wanted out of life from a very young age. As far back as primary school, he had been a young intern at Raypower 100.5FM on Kenny Ogungbe & Dayo Adeneye’s all time popular program, Primetime Africa. Born to a teacher mother, a lecturer father, 3 lovely sisters and a middle class family, he didn’t have a silver hammer to build his dreams, so he’s been doing it with his voice. In one of his favorite quotes, he says ‘if you don’t have a golden sledge hammer to knock your walls down, put your hands together in prayer to God & use what HE gave you’.
Originally born in Akoka but grew up and breed in the city of Alagbado where he went through high school, he returned back to his city of birth when he got admission into the University of Lagos for his first degree in Microbiology, later Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and then on to a Masters degree in Public Relations & Advertising. He had wasted no time joining Unilag Radio 103.1FM in his second year at the University. He is also a product of the Nigerian Broadcasting Academy (Formerly FRCN) and the popular private academy, ProEmcees.
AN INSPIRATIONAL ENTERTAINER ON RADIO
His drive and output on radio cannot be disconnected from his early rough years where he learnt the poetic twist of life and the absoluteness of God and how this great force determines the journey of the divinely committed man through life. A Host/MC, Voiceover talent, good message hiphop emcee, Talent manager and aspiring Philanthropist, he is definitely a positive force and a voice of our times. Over the years, he has been tagged as one of the best voices that God has blessed Africa with and has been nominated and won on several occasions different awards as one of the shinning lights of this generation in Media and Entertainment. He is popularly know by his the aliases ‘Radio god’, ‘Realest & illest’ and ‘Headwarmer OAP’.
TALKING ABOUT HIS MUSIC
He calls himself a good message Hiphop Emcee. On a deeper look, he brings a sound that is uncommonly defined by the radical message in his conscious rap lyrics and strictly urban neosoul hiphop genre which inspires the heart of the listener. But for RealSkillz, it’s just another channel of sharing his lessons, philosophies, testimonies, revelations & inspiring with his story so far. According to him, his musical influences includes the like of Nas, Jay Z, Will Smith, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, MI Abaga, Vector Tha Viper, AQ, & Common , and he is full of teeming admiration for Urban Gospel artistes such as Lecrae, Json, J Moss, Smokie Norful, Protek, Jonathan Mcreynolds, Travis Greene, Calledout Music & Sean C Johnson. Rap music for him dates as far back as Junior High School and it remains a part of his life which is still evolving.
HE HAS RECEIVED SOME RECOGNITION AS A GROUND BREAKING YOUNG PERSONALITY OF THIS GENERATION. SOME NOTABLE ONES INCLUDE:
• Nominee, OAP Of The Year – City People Music Awards, 2019.
• Nominee, Radio program of the year – Nigerian Media Nite-out Awards 2019.
• Nominee, Campus Presenter of the Year – Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards 2016
• Nominee, Radio On Air Personality of the Year – Africa Youth Choice Awards 2015
• Winner, Radio On Air Personality of the Year – Africa Youth Choice Awards 2014
• Winner, Radio On Air Personality of the Year – Africa Youth Choice Awards 2013
• Nominee, Radio On Air Personality of the Year – Gidi Youth Awards 2012
• Certificate of Leadership, ULSSA House of Parliament UNILAG (Speaker of the House)
• SWAT Leadership Academy Medal
Real Skillz has apparently placed his mark in the Nigerian Media and Entertainment industry as one to pay close attention to as he continues to let out content that leaves a lasting impression in the hearts of his fans, the ‘Realzs’ & ‘Real Ones’ as they are consistently called. The years ahead are anticipated to be great years for him as he continues to show the world the different shades of great things he’s got inside of him.