In the early 2000s the disc jockey Neptune ruled the radio airways with his mixes on the popular Lagos-based radio station Ray Power. Fortunately, you can still hear his music, but not on radio. Neptune has grown from a radio DJ to a multiple award-winning DJ and has played at sold out concerts in Nigeria and Africa.
In this interview with Naij.com’s Michael Abimboye, Neptune reveals his new plan and his upcoming album.
Naij: What is DJ Neptune into presently?
Neptune: Basically, I am doing a lot of things at the same time, I am working on an album which will drop hopefully before the end of this year, the recent one was with Davido. I am also working on an online radio show which is 90 percent done. First of august I will in Makurdi, 8th of august I will be Sapele and Auchi on 15th of august. What inspired you to go into the industry? I have always had the mentality of becoming an entertainer and desired to be a musician when I was much younger but my dad discouraged me to go ahead with music as a career but, along the line, I lost my dad then I became free to choose career for myself. I got into DJ after attending a party and seeing DJ playing live. The experience I got from that party in 1999 was what led me to arrive at a conclusion of becoming a DJ.
Naij: If your dad were alive, do you think you would have become a DJ?
Neptune: He wanted me to be an engineer but I think along the line I would have still find myself doing what I am doing now because if it is not music then it’s nothing else. That cannot stopped me from doing what I want to do and I will like to use this opportunity to advice other guys out there to pursue their desire. If you have talent, try and nurture the talent because at the end of the day, you never can tell which will bring food on your table.
Naij: What is special about being a DJ?
Neptune: If you check the entertainment industry, after production from the studio the next person is the DJ because they help you to reach out to number of people, they are lots of DJ’s and you know when you have the DJ’s playing your songs obviously you will go far.