REAL NAME : Kehinde “Kenny” Ogungbe
POPULARLY KNOWN AS : Kenny Ogungbe
NET WORTH : N/A
DATE OF BIRTH : Born …
OCCUPATION : Nigerian DJ, music producer, television presenter and music executive.
RECORD LABEL : Kennis Music
MARITAL STATUS : Married
WIFE : Bolajoko Ogungbe
PARENTS : Otunba Letticia Onojoke Ogungbe [Both passed]
EDUCATION : Completed his basic education in Lagos state Nigeria.
Kehinde “Kenny” Ogungbe who is popularly known as Kenny Ogungbe, is a veteran Nigerian DJ, music producer, television presenter and music executive. Kenny Ogungbe and Dayo “D1” Adeneye co-founded “Kennis Music”, one of the most respected and oldest record label in Nigeria that have produced many supers stars the likes of 2face Idibia, MinJin, Jaywon, Joel, Eedris Abdulkareem and host of others .
Background And Career
Dr. Kenny Ogungbe has been Managing Director of Raypower FM Radio Services and Executive Director of Daar Communications Plc since 2012/2011 respectively. The ace radio personality and record label boss grew from the Assistant General Manager in 1993 to Managing Director in 2000. Mr. Ogungbe has extensive experience and is a well-known figure within the entertainment industry. He is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of “Kennis Music International” and a senior partner in “Primetime Entertainment”, Nigerians’ foremost entertainment company, he helped in the revival of the Nigeria’s music industry, taking it to a whole new level and putting Nigeria on the global musical map.
He teamed up with Adeneye to host the music programme AIT Jamz, that aired on AIT in the late nineties (later becoming PrimeTime Jamz on NTA). Kehinde Ogungbe has been in the Nigerian entertainment scene for decades and has contributed his own quarter to the development of the industry. He also worked with shaped the careers of, or discovered The Remedies introducing Eedris Abdulkareem and Tony Tetuila to the world as they launch their solo career. Including Sound Sultan, 2face Idibia (producing his first two solo albums) and Oritse Femi, among others.
Due his huge contribution to the success of Raypower FM, he was compensated with the appointed of the Managing Director of Raypower FM, one of the biggest radio station in the country. Kenny Ogungbe is also Non Executive Director, DAAR Communications Plc but considered family in the organisation.
The simple truth is that Kenny Ogungbe & Dayo Adeneye (Ke-Ke & Dee 0ne) literally raised the Nigerian entertainment scene from the dead, and changed the face of entertainment in Nigeria. They have proven over the years that show business requires managerial skills and entrepreneurial ability. They acquired their skills from entertainment capital of the world including Hollywood, California, in the Untied States of America and what have you, they returned home with in-depth knowledge of what they wanted to achieve.
Coming back to Nigeria, they successfully changed the game as the duo gave Nigerian music a new spin and threw up a new generation of stars like Eedris Abdulkareem,Tuface Idibia,Tony Tetuila,Eddy Remedy,Paul Play,Slam,KSB to mention a few. This development in the music scene gave Nigeria’s dominance and Africa and inroads into America, UK, Europe and globally.
Personal Life And Family
Kenny Ogungbe lost his beloved mother “Otunba Letticia Onojoke Ogungbe” when she was 80 years old, the ugly incident occurred one faithful evening in the Federal Capital Terrritory, Abuja in the arms of one of her children and grandchildren, who confirmed her death . She survived by children and grandchildren including her first born, accomplished banker and entrepreneur, Chief Mrs.Moji Dokpesi, wife of High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, the Founder and Chairman, African Independent Television (AIT), ace broadcaster and music label executive, Kenny Ogungbe and his twin brother, Taiwo, popular TV personality, Idowu Ogungbe, label executive and artiste manager, Taiye Ogungbe, aka King Shaka and gospel music sensation.
Kenny Ogungbe is currently married to “Bolajoko Ogungbe” and blessed with children. The OAP revealed that his wife doesn’t know how to say sorry when she goes wrong, he revealed this in a recent interview with PUNCH,
Who apologizes first when you disagree?
Kenny: She does not know how to say ‘I am sorry.’ At the beginning, I used to be very upset but later, I was advised to help her. As a typical Yoruba and Ijebu man, the wife is always wrong, even if it is the man that erred and she is expected to apologise. That is why it is good to marry an African woman because an American woman would ask to check if you are insane.
Bola: My mother-in-law would tell me that it is not because my husband is her son that she has asked me to go on my knees and beg him but because she wants me to stay in my husband’s house and that is why I am still here today.
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