While Chatting with him recently, Deji bears his heart out that he might be a celebrity but still human, He makes mistake and even offends people but tries to do the right thing at every opportunity. His words "I have always been the same person from day one and the difference is I have more responsibilities added. Am giving back, supporting, encouraging and showing love to the young ones".
Yes, Deji Bakare is Mr Nigeria 2011...and he represented Nigeria at the Mr Manhunt World in Bangkok, Thailand, winning the title of the Most Talented but he left there with something more than that..With the inspiration from how models were treated and respected, Deji decided to bring back such culture to Nigeria and that led to the birth of his popular Tv Reality show, Deji Bakare Talent Search(D'BATS) and when we say Deji Bakare is multi-Talented, I mean it by every word because he was able to parley all these successes into a music career. He released his first single ''Dream in Colour featuring one of Nigeria's Music talent, Sound Sultan in August 12, 2012.
If you think the Silverbird Group is just wasting their time by gathering lay-abouts as contestants for Mr Nigeria..You have it all wrong..Deji Bakare holds a BSc. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, A competent Computer Engineer and Desktop Publisher and also studied Cinematography at a Film School in Nigeria. Deji intends to further his education by getting a Masters in Theatre...What more can we say about this goal-getter, a man that believes in his dream and always positive.
In 2013, Deji Bakare came to Canada for the African Awards and weeks later, He had the chance to meet the Chief Executive of Protege Records and Hip Hop Act, DT..A relationship that has yielded the recording of a track titled ''My Time'' produced by Tye Craig...and that means he will be making headlines in Canada and across the world and back home in Nigeria. Do we really know what drives this man because he admits It is a lot task trying to get to where you want to be, there is the financial and mental challenge but he sincerely appreciates friends and families who stand by him always and most importantly, the media...who helps in sending out the right message.
He is the founder of Deji Bakare Foundation...Keeping the dream alive, An establishment outfit focused at taking talent into its next phase, he also adds that ''To have a foundation, you must have something to give'' and so, he has not stopped building up resources to help people and that includes using his title and name to get contacts for the less privileged-looking at issues like domestic abuse to women and children, which is also a major focus of the foundation.
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He further advised young ones aspiring to be a Mr. Nigeria, A Model or desiring to go into the celebrity world. "Ask yourself; Am i ready, Do I think I can take the heat, think twice? Can you do anything when you have nothing and you have a name.Once you are ready, then move on because no one can stop you once you get to that peak".