One of Nigeria’s pioneer disc jockeys, Michael Adedoyin, popularly known as DJ Midas passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2016 of a brief undisclosed illness.
Midas, whose contemporaries are such deejays as DJ Jimmy Jatt and Humility, joined Silverbird’s Rhythm FM in 1998 as a pioneer and regular DJ host and ended up spending most of his career there. He is regarded as one of Nigeria’s pioneer disc jockeys, who helped in developing the profession and raising its profile in an era when the craft was poorly recognised within the country.
DJ Midas was 45 years of age.
Siverbird Rhythm confirmed the death, with a statement released on their official website.
“We are sad to announce the passing away of a friend, former colleague and one of the baddest DJs in Nigeria, Michael Adedoyin aka DJ Midas,” the statement reads.
“DJ Midas as he is fondly called by his fans and loved ones was one of the pioneers of Disc jockeying in Nigeria. He was adored by many due to his jovial nature as well as his skills on the turntable.
“After working for many years at Silverbird's Rhythm 93.7FM, he went on to continue his career as a DJ, still delivering top notch entertainment to his many adoring fans. Our prayers are with his family at this time even as they mourn his death.”