For Ayinke Dayo Kujore, the cute and beautiful presenter of the wave making programme airing on Orisun TV on Startimes, there's nothing like basking in the euphoria of one's father's old glory, the bubbly lady is enjoying the limelight bestowed on her person by her father's fame as a musician. ''Everywhere I go, my father's name opens doors for me,” she told our editor recently. Ayinke's old man is the popular Juju musician, Wonder Dayo Kujore, whose musical exploits shook the air waves in the 90s and early 2000. She spoke to your darling National Enquirer on her adventures of life.
Tell us about your passion for TV presenting, how did it all start?
That's a long story o... but anyways, it all started in 2013 when Uncle Bimbo Ogunsanya, a movie producer called me about presenting on a new TV station, Orisun TV on Startimes decoder. At first, I was scared because I didn't really think I could do it but then my mum and Uncle Bimbo encouraged me that I can do it so, I started going to Orisun studio to experience how it's done . After a while, I was given a show called “Miliki Express” to handle and here I am today.
What doors will you say your father's name have opened for you?
My father's name, Wonder Dayo Kujore is a powerful name in the entertainment industry. Well, anytime I meet people that know my dad, they always want to be my friend and associate with me. Also, in my profession as a presenter, the name has allowed me meet and interact with top celebrities . I can remember back then in secondary school, whenever my dad was not around and we hadn't paid school fees, they will send everyone out of the class except myself and my siblings... I get these special treats from people, so the name has been a blessing.
What's growing up like, schooling, siblings and so on?
Well, growing up was fun, I attended Starfield Kiddies College, went on to Brainfield college for my secondary education, proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife to Study Music and presently at NIJ (Nigerian Institute of Journalism) studying Mass Communication. I'm from a polygamous family, the third and last of my mum.
Who will you consider your biggest guest for now?
Wonder Dayo Kujore... My Dad.
What was your first experience as a presenter like?
OMG... lol.. On the day of my first TV shoot, I was shaking, in fact, I was almost a nervous wreck but Uncle Bimbo Ogunsanya was there to help me through... in the end, it was fun!
What's your ultimate dream in life?
To become a good name and a success in the entertainment industry.
If you have your way, when will you be married?
I don't know.
What kind of man can't you consider settling down with?
A man that lacks the fear of God, a poor man, a wife beater and an ugly guy, lol. I love cute guys.
Every woman has made one or two mistakes meeting bad dudes, can you share yours with us?
I've never met a bad dude in my life, I've been very lucky, thanks to God for that.
What's that thing you regret in life, of which you'd love to redress should in case the hands of clock be turned back?
Nothing, I've had a good life so far and I thank God for it... I live life the way it comes and it's been a blessing.
Who's your professional role model?