Deji Alaran: Behind the Marks of the Legend
The saying that a child may not depart from the ways of his father seems true for Deji Oladokun, the son of the late Veteran actor popularly known as “Alaran.” Deji, also popularly known as “Deji Alaran” started his acting/movie-making career in 1994.
In an interview with TROG World Media, he disclosed the circumstances surrounding his journey into the movie-making world. For him, his appetite for movies was influenced first by his late father and has since then come to love and develop a formidable passion for the industry. However, his career journey would later deviate from the traditional ways.
According to Deji, there are late and living legends whose stories never got to the limelight and whose accolades are next to nothing. So, in his upcoming event tagged “Mark of the Legend; the Rebirth”, Deji, who has ventured into the comedy making part of the entertainment industry, plans to celebrate those whom he considers as legends in the entertainment industry.
The event which will comes up today 04/07/2021 is expected to feature great and well-known actors and actresses, some of who are contemporaries of his late father like Adebayo Salami, Iya Awero, Jide Kosoko among others. Popular comedians like Woli Arole, Yemi Elesho as well as Broda Shaggi are also to be featured.
In the entertainment industry, the comedy realm specifically, Deji looks up to popular comedians like Ay Comedian and his goal for the next five years is to work towards achieving such a standard as AY Comedian.
Speaking about his experience in Ibadan, the actor cum Comedian, Deji Alaran who is a B.Sc graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, said Ibadan is a nice place to do business. However, he added that one has to be wise and put the people into consideration when starting a business in Ibadan.
In his advice for upcoming artists in the entertainment industry, he urged them to understand the industry and know what they want while holding onto their God.