‘Real Skillz’ born Ogundairo Oluwaseun already knew what he wanted outtta life from a very young age. As far back as secondary school, he had been a young intern at Raypower 100.5FM of Kenny Ogungbe & Dayo Adeneye’s all time popular program, Primetime Africa. Born to a teacher mother, a lecturer father, 3 lovely sisters and a mid income earning family, he didnt have a silver hammer to build his dreams, so he did it with his empty hands. In one of his favorite quotes, he says ‘if you dont have a golden sledge hammer to knock your walls down, put your hands together in prayer to God & use your bare fist’. Originally born in Akoka but grew 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. He wasted no time joining Unilag Radio 103.1FM in his second year at the University in 2010, dating seven (7) years of radio presence. He is also a product of the Nigerian Broadcasting Academy (Formerly FRCN) and the popular private academy, ProEmcees.
An Inspirational Entertainer, 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, unserious 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.
Talking about his music, he calls himself an Unserious Hiphop Emcee. But 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 his generation. Some notable ones include:
• 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
• Winner, Voice of the Year – Tush 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 on his fans, his ‘Realzs’ he calls them. The years ahead are anticipated to be great years for him as he continues to show the world the different shades of what he’s got inside of him.