Name: Temi Adekunle
Nickname : Small Doctor.
Date of birth : Oct 19, 1996
State of Origin: Ondo State.
State of birth: Kano State.
Temi Adekunle better known as Small Doctor, is a Nigerian musician and song writer who mostly sings in his native language “Yoruba” . He became popular in late 2012 after doing a couple mix-tapes and freestyles, became a household name 2015 and he already has great fan base and majority of his fans are mainly from the street in the southwestern part of Nigeria.
Temitope Adekunle aka Small doctor, a native of Ese Odo, Ilaje LG of Ondo State was born in Kano State, Nigeria. The Fuji sensation attended Ain’t Orosan Nursery and Primary School, Oniwaya Secondary School, Capital road, Dopemu, Lagos. Thereafter, he went to University of Lagos but didn’t complete his education because of some issues but hope he will get back to school soon.
The self acclaimed Akeweje Akinrele was Born on October 19th , he is a Nigerian performing artiste with a self titled album (Small Doctor:Street Ambassador) that was released late 2014. He became famous and finally hit his stardom after releasing his hit songs “Gbagaun”,”Anobi”,”Mosquito”, all produced by a spectacular upcoming producer “dre san”.
He discovered music is flowing in his vein while he was still in secondary school precisely SS1 and knew he had the gift of composing good songs, he was able to composed “E ma kanra mo mi” in 2003, this song he plans to remix in the future.
Small Doctor was singed to RealBeat Planet Entertainment . The The afropop singer disclosed that he is working on his sophomore album to be released any time soon. The young talent has worked with the likes of Seriki, Pasuma Wonder (Oga Nla), Dre San. Just like our own YBNL boss,Olamide Baddo he reps the street and he is widely known with his signatory introduction “hain hain” when singing. Most people has wondered how he got his stage name Small Doctor and he recently revealed that the name was given to him by his mentor who happen to be one of the most celebrated Nigerian Fuji star, Alhaji Alabi Pasuma .
Small Doctor started singing right before some now popular musicians even dreamed of singing but he didn’t make it to the top on time. He verged into music way back in 2001 which is quite far back in time, he worked underground before he became known .
CAN WE MEET YOU?
I am TEMITOPE ADEKUNLE by name aka SMALL DOCTOR (a name suggested by my elder brother due to my small stature and because i was addicted to a movie titled ‘DR WHO’. you know that movie nau….. and now its being accepted by the street. though i was formally called BIG DADDY. I attended AINA OROSAN nur/pri sch after which I continued my education at oniwaya sec sch capitol road dopemu. I was a science student. I attended UNILAG.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND.
As said earlier, I attended AINA OROSAN nur/pri sch, ONIWAYA sec sch capitol road dopemu 2004/2005. I was also a student of UNILAG but had to leave because of some issues best known to me and hoping to get back to school very soon.
WHEN DID YOU START MUSIC?
Ahhh no be today, e don tey ooo. Music has been part of me. i started music professionally in 2001.
WHY MUSIC AND NOT SOMETHING ELSE?
Music runs in my blood even before I was given birth to. My mum is a musician and she sings well. I wasn’t forced to do music, I just love doing music…
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IF NOT MUSIC WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN DOING PROFFESSIONALLY?
Aeronautic engineer, that is why I was a science student back then in school.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR MUSIC?
I do fuji pop……..i never immitated anyone… My style of music is different from the normal type of music others do and I bless God because it has paved way for me in the industry. so I call it AKEWEJE POP.
HOW MANY TRACKS HAVE YOU DONE AND HOW MANY ARTIST HAVE YOU WORKED WITH (locally &internationally)?
Omo cant realy say precisely how many tracks ooo because hmmm.. omo recorded tracks plenty. Have worked with the likes of SIDE ONE, DREYSAN, ORISTEFEMI, Terry G to mention few but presently working on a track with REMINISCE watch out for that…..
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CHALLENGES FACED BEFORE ATTAINING THIS POINT IN YOUR CAREER?
Ahhhh I go talk oo..i faced so many challenges..OLORUN…even then i had to ride motorcycle to get my music done. money happens to be the major challenges but thanks be to GOD..
ARE YOU SIGNED TO ANY RECORD LABEL?
No…Small doctor is not signed to any record label.
BUT ITS BEING INSITUATED THAT YOU ARE SIGNED TO PASUMA’S LABEL (WASBAR RECORDS) KINDLY SHED MORE LIGHT TO IT AND TELL US YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
Small doctor is not singed to WASBA RECORD. PASUMA is just like a father to me …We only have a father and son relationship. He’s been so supportive. I’m under a management ” REAL BEAT ENTERTAINMENT”
WHAT BRINGS ABOUT “AKEWEJE OGANLA” AS PART OF YOUR NAME?
AKEWEJE…sigh… its a name I got from ALH ALABI PASUMA. There was a time when baba came back from a trip,he called me to meet him at his residence, on getting to the street children started hailing small doctor then baba(pasuma) said to me ” Wa maa se AKEWEJE” ( come become one who brings kids together) and i honourally accepted it and since then, the name stands.
WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
Yeeba …I want to be like FELA ANIKULAPO, LUCKY DUBE, BEAUTIFUL NUBIA ,RASKY MONO.i must tell you these people i look forward to.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF “HAIN HAIN” YOU DO SAY IN ALL YOUR SONG?
Its a slang i unconsciously found myself saying… it came up while recording my first track and since then it has been my music signature.
Scandals and Rumours
In October 2015, Small Doctor fell down from the stage while performing and the news was circulating the internet like a virus , funny enough the video was uploaded to the internet to beck up that claim. Recently in year 2017, the Fuji star shared a video of himself stroking his genital . Meanwhile fans has reacted to this indecent behavior why some feels the video was uploaded unintentional. But when he was contacted he said his account was hacked and didn’t alter more comments.