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Celebrity Profile: Meet soundcity’s VJ Adams

Adams Ibrahim Adebola (born 5 May 1988), popularly known as VJ Adams, is a Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, entrepreneur, musician cum executive producer. His journey into limelight came after he contested at the 2008 edition of Next Movie Star West Africa. VJ Adams is renowned as a presenter on Soundcity TV, a Nigerian music channel based in Lagos.

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He co-anchored the 2014 edition of City People Entertainment Awards ceremony which was held in Lagos.

Growing up and education

Born into the royal family of Oba Adetoye in Ejigbo, a town in Lagos State, VJ Adams is a native of Ogun State. He finished his basic and secondary school education at Teammate Children School, Isolo and Lagos State Civil Service Senior Model College, Ikorodu respectively before proceeding to the University of Lagos where he studied Civil Engineering. He holds a certificate in journalism after undergoing training in journalism at the BBC Academy, an educational arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Career

TV presenter
After contesting at the 2008 Next Movie Star show, VJ Adams was made the lead presenter of Excite on TV in 2009 until 2010 when he resigned. On 22 February 2010, he joined Consolidated Media Associates, a media firm that houses TV shows including Soundcity TV, Spice TV, ONTV, Televista and VillageSquare TV.

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Music
VJ Adams displayed his versatility in entertainment when he collaborated with Ice Prince, Sound Sultan, and Splash to release a single title “Winner”. On 2 February 2014, he featured HarrySong on a song titled “Whazup”, a song which received massive airplay and positive reviews. With a forthcoming debut album, VJ Adams has also worked with Oritse Femi, Chidinma, M.I, Pasuma, and Reminisce.

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