NURTW boss, Musiliu Akinsanya has revealed how he got the nickname MC Oluomo which he’s popularly known by. In a new interview with City People, MC Oluomo who recently survived a stab wound also spoke about his life growing up as a child in Oshodi.
How did you come to bear the name MC Oluomo?
“The name MC that people call me started from when I was in school. It was one big woman who named me MC when I was young. She is now in Canada. She is a Mama Alaye. Then, when we were young we used to play a game called Game and Watch. My name is Musiliu but she turned it into MC. We used to move from school to school challenging ourselves so she would tell people to go meet that MC Boy. That was how the alias stuck.
What is his relationship like with the former Lagos NURTW Chairman, Olorunwa?
“Me, MC Musiliu, I don’t fight people. I don’t disagree with people in such a way that you can’t be friends again, because all these fights are not worth it. We would all go one day and when we do, it is only 6 feet. Not more than that. If I meet him I will greet him. We may not have rapport because my loyalty is to my current boss, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede. I can’t pay loyalty to another person.”
When he was young did he ever think he was going to be this successful and popular?
“Yes and No,” he says. When I was young, the story my mother told me was that whenever I am coming back from school my school mates will follow me home and that is where they will all eat lunch before they then disperse to go to their various homes.
Even my first wife, Alhaja Modinat Adunni Akinsanya and I met in Primary School when we were very young. Then, we would hold ourselves. She went to Methodist Primary School. I went to Afolabi Primary School. And she is still my wife till today.
My mum used to tell me that people always gather round me, that they always wanted to stay with me, to play with me and we would play with sand. She will be selling her wares in front of the house on Oshodi Road in those days. She said also when I was in Primary 5 in Abeokuta; my school mates also liked me then. But I never thought it will turn out this way. When I got to Primary 6, I now realized that my mum could not pay my way any longer through school, so I became a Conductor then at Adatan. They used to call it Interstate then. We would sit on the bonnet. I used to hang around those boys at that Adatan Filling Station. Once I get there a lot of boys will gather round me.
But despite the fact that I grew up on the street, as a Conductor till now I never joined my contemporaries to smoke Indian Hemp or even Cigarette, or take alcohol. Many people are always surprised. They are always shocked to hear this.”