Manchester-based rave of the moment, Bolaji Awoyemi (a.k.a. Queen Beejay De Grace) has revealed how her humble begining in life helped her to achieve greatness in the entertainment world.
in an interaction with journalists in Ibadan Queen Beejay said ‘i was not born with a silver spoon but God has been merciful to me in my journey and to an extent i have able to cross the border of poverty not alone but extending the Grace to the less privileged in the society through her non-governmenaltal organization.
Recalling how she started hawking Soya Milk and others as a secondary school student Beejay said ” I hawked because i don’t want to beg and engage in promiscurity and i can stay idle, i trekked many metres from home to school and when returning in the noon i do go to a shop to help offload goods from vehicles and later i stared selling Soya millk around Femi Johnson glass house and Ogunpa market in Ibadan.
“My story changed when God linked me with Mr and Mrs Ayo Oluyemi, Mama Efunsetan’s daughter and her husband who took me up, trained me and engage me professionally, meeting them influenced my life in so many ways and i will forever be grateful to them because God really used them for me.
Her determination to suceed in life took her to Kwara Poly for IJMB but she couldn’t continue due to lack of fund she later enrolled at Emanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo to study English-Soc but her dream is to be a lawyer which she insisted will come to pass as she is set to return to school to pursue her dream.
Narrating her journey into the music industry, the queen of music said music runs in the blood ‘my father Pastor Boluwaji is the founder of C & S movement Agbala Ayo Felele, Ibadan the passion for music was right from childhood, i joined choir at 6 and later launched myseld as a back up singer for musician and later set up my own band which major in Gospel Juju
Apart from using her God’s giving talent to promote Gospel, Queen Beejay is also in charity, she works with of Celestial Church of God House of Praise under the leadership of Evangelist Sunday Onabanjo and here in Nigeria she is in charge of ManPro Nigerian which she uses to reach out to the less privilegde through scholarship, provision of economic empowerment tools and others.
“My journey has been from Grass to Grace and i always love to use my life story to encourage people who are passing through challenges not to loose hope, God has plan for everybody and it will surely come to pass and whatever God gives you make sure you use it to help others, dont just stay abroad and be flaunting your affluence on social media, come home, help people, make impact and let people grow to you.
Queen Beejay who is one of the recipients of Ogo Yoruba Music Award OYA said the award meant a lot to her, it is not just a mushroom award , it is an award to appreciate to my contribution to the advancement of Yoruba language and tradition. I promote Yoruba culture through Gospel and Juju Music, i am happy that they recognized my consistency and efforts and the honour will spur me to do more. She concludes