IN LOVE WITH THE DJ (Episode 4)
It was a glorious service at the Global Evangelism Ministry church anniversary, where Anita performed and whaoed the congregation. When she was through and wanted to leave with her manager, the pastor and a handful of elders came to meet them.
‘Sister Anita, that was a wonderful performance.’ The pastor said.
‘Thanks so much, sir.’ She blushed.
‘Have you released it?’ One of the elders asked.
‘No, I haven’t but will release it very soon.’ She answered.
‘Please do, the song is really good.’ Another elder added.
‘Ok sir, we have to start going now we have another appointment.’ Charles said and the Pastor bade them farewell as they entered the car.
Charles drove the car while Anita sat by his side thinking.
‘We are going to need money.’ She eventually said.
‘Money for what Anny?’ Charles asked.
‘For the promotion of my two songs we are releasing this week.’ She replied.
‘Anita, I have really been thinking about something.’ Charles said.
‘What is it?’
‘Promoting just two songs will cost money, why don’t we wait till you have an album before we release any song on air.’ He suggested.
‘Charles! How could you tell me to wait after all these years? You heard everyone advising me to release it quickly yet you tell me to wait for an album.’ Anita flared up.
‘I am only being economical, Anny we don’t have enough money available.’ Charles explained.
‘I don’t care, my singles are dropping this week and I can’t wait for anymore.’ She said with a note of finality.
‘Alright, I have heard you.’ Charles agreed.
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Segun with his manager stepped into the office of the marketing manager of a giant telecommunication company in the country. The marketing manager ushered them to a seat and welcomed them with open arms.
‘Whoa! I feel so honored having the famous Dj Nature in my office.’ The man said.
‘The pleasure is mine, sir.’ Segun replied.
‘So to what do I owe this pleasure?’ The man asked.
‘Sir we are here concerning what we talked about last week on phone.’ Benson reminded.
‘Oh about the Dj coalition show. Where is the venue for the show?’ He asked.
‘It’s Lagos sir, this show is for the masses. We are taking it through neighborhoods.’ Segun replied.
‘It’s a very good idea but our company has no marketing problem in Lagos, what we need is occupying Abuja. Our company is facing strict competition over there and am sure your show will be of help.’ The marketing manager explained.
‘But …’ Segun wanted to speak but Benson jumped in.
‘Don’t worry sir, we will change the venue to Abuja if that’s what you want.’ Benson said.
‘That’s good. In that case, get me the plan for the show so I can show it to the board for approval.’ Said the man.
‘Alright, we will forward it to you.’ Benson replied before they left the office.
Inside the car, Segun was at the wheel driving back home with his manager.
‘Am not doing my show in Abuja, fuck whatever you two discussed back there.’ Segun announced.
‘But Nature, what really is your problem? This Abuja was what we initially picked until you changed it out of the blue.’ Benson complained.
‘That is because Abuja is so dry. Who is going to turn up?’ Segun explained.
‘With enough publicity, people will turn up. Nature if this company should sponsor the show, we will make a whole lots of profit.’ Benson explained.
‘But what about the cost of transportation, all the artist and DJs I invited are all Lagos base. It won’t be easy.’ Segun Lamented.
‘Don’t worry, everything will work out fine.’ Benson assured.