Popular OAP & Hypeman, Oladotun Kayode aka ‘The Energy gAD’ releases new images
Dotun has successfully carved out a niche within a diverse entertainment industry. The intent of the shoot was to showcase and story-tell Dotun’s many presenting-styles as Alter-egos through fashion. Starting with the good, the corporate smooth look, followed by the bad, with the attire showing an affinity for martial arts and space travel. Finally the energy, with the use of fire and illumination. All these showcase his daring character to be different. This is the evolution of the Energy gAD
The Evolution of Hype
Dotun observed in his hosting career, a lack of ‘parties with life’ and the Nigerian notion of ‘sit and be seen’ or ‘just be there’. He saw an opportunity to carve out a niche. He saw in his own personality a catalyst and portal to bring the energy to the party-space, by creating an Alter-ego that channelled his God-given energy and control. Not only has Dotun been able to master the skill of crowd-control, he has tapped into our reciprocal human energy to be controlled in the euphoria of a crowd. This very powerful mix has been the success behind this now established brand.
Like Sàngó, the Ife god who was the 4th king that ruled as the Alaafin of Oyo. Sango was known to have controlled Thunder. ‘f èdùn kó lè b’ ebè isu’ , meaning the one who uses the thunderbolt to till the earth into heaps like those for planting yams.
This powerful simile and constant improvement of Dotun’s brand means the genre of Hype is here to stay. Where, in previous times, on stage, the Hypeman’s role was to support the music Artist, Dotun has shown through precedence that he can be the forefront, even without the Artist. He ensures the event/party has the influence and energy required.
This is Oladotun Kayode, this is the Energy gAD.
About Oladotun Kayode
Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode (Born April 8, 1984) is a Nigerian On-Air Personality, Video Jockey, Event Host/Master of Ceremonies, Hypeman, Actor and Media Entrepreneur, popularly known as Do2dTun (Pronounced D-O-To-The-T-U-N).
After pioneering a dance group called Xtreme dancers while in the University and featuring in na- tionwide viral music videos like D’banj’s Why Me and Same Ni by Dj Zeez, Dotun came to wider prominence as one of the best TV/Radio Personality the African continent has ever seen endearing himself to fans as host of shows like Soundcity’s greatest countdown on earth and some of the biggest concerts on the continent and beyond.
Scope of Services
• Radio Presenter• Master of Ceremonies • Hypeman• Creative Director• Actor
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The Editorial Shoot was shot by exclaimed Photographer Emmanuel Oyeleke and styled by equally re-nowned Fashion-stylist Jane Michael Ekanem.
Photography / Concept
Emmanuel Oyeleke @emmanueloyeleke
Fashion & Styling
Jane Micheal Ekanam @janemmichaelekanem
Oladotun Kayode @do2dtun @therealenergygad
Creative Director/Story Board
Tosin Oshinowo @tosin.oshinowo