Veteran disc jockey, DJ Midas is dead.
Real name Michael Adefoyin, the prominent disc jockey who is popular for his work at Rhythm FM passed on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, after a brief period of illness. He was aged 45.
Shortly before his death, DJ Midas worked with Silverbird’s Rhythm FM, a radio station he joined in 1998 as a pioneer and regular DJ host. 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.
Siverbird Rhythm has 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.”
An outpour of condolences has hit social media, with artistes, friends, and members of the music community showing expressing their sadness at his passing.