Ajegunle is a land of opportunities
African China Chinagorom Onuoha popularly known as African China, is AJ (Ajegunle) breed. This Chief Executive Officer of A’chia45 entertainment worldwide, adopted the nickname, China because his teachers had problems pronouncing his name.
He added Africa, when he started his career in music. The singer, rated as one of the best in Nigeria, in this interview…
Q-Will you say your background from Ajegunle prompted you to embrace music?
A-Ajegunle really affected us positively and it polished us. Ajegunle is a land of possibilities; it is a place where we are all one. In Ajegunle, it is forward ever, backward never. Yes AJ affected me positively.
Q- It appears there is something wrong with musicians from AJ city. They start very well but end up expiring at the peak of their careers. What is wrong?
A-I often tell people they just have to remain focused on whatever they are doing. It is not applicable to music alone; I had to do various kinds of jobs to pay for my studio sessions and recording. I was once a barber, DJ (Disc Jockey) and also worked at Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). I played at various shows, until God crowned my efforts with resounding success. I run one of the best sound equipment companies in this country and I am also into properties.
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Born in Uzo Street in Ajegunle and later we moved to Alafia Street where my two sisters were born. He owns Baron World Entertainment. We are not into décor and all that. What we do is we provide content, we give you what is going to happen on the stage, and you don’t have to bother about artistes or venue.
The name Stella Nwosu might not ring a bell. But thousands of radio listeners can attest to the fame of Stel
la’s later ego Wili-Wili. They hardly miss her program on Wazobia FM Abuja.
Q- How did you come about your on-air nickname, Wili-Wili?
A-My full name is Stella Anwuli Nwosu. When I was growing up in Ajegunle my friends used to call me “Nwuli” which is the short form of my name. Some of them used to mention “Nwuli” twice just like Wili-Wili. I played around with different ideas when it was time for me to pick a stage name. At some point, I started having flashbacks to my childhood so I settled for Wili-Wili.
Q- Is there a difference between Stella Nwosu now and the of years back?
A-Gone are the days when people were ashamed of saying they grew up in Ajegunle. We have way too many success stories coming out from Ajegunle for anyone to be ashamed of it now.
Q-How was it like growing up in Ajegunle?
A- It was fun. I love Ajegunle. Those days in Ajegunle there was hardly a family that didn’t have a child that had talent. It was that you were either into sports or music. But my parents were strict with us.
Nigerian Music Star, Oritsefemi Majemite visited Nigerian International Football Star, Brown Ideye at his English Premier League Football Club, Westbrom Albiom. The re-union made them remember their Ajegunle life style while chatting in United Kingdom. Super Eagles Striker, Brown Ideye Football talent was discovered in Ajegunle before he traveled out of our shores. Oritsefemi Music talent also started at Ajegunle.
Both Nigerian young achievers played football together at Tolu Mini Stadium in Ajegunle, Lagos. Other players that shared the Ajegunle fields with them are Taribo West, Emmanuel Amunike, Victor Agali and Ifeanyi Udeze.