Hellfire outfits, Breathtaking dance moves, and So much energy with the teddy- some of the attributes that describe Ibadan’s number one entertainer. Whether it is shutting down the Choc party or thrilling guests at the next high-profile wedding, MC Twinkle has brought the fire to every event he has been on.
It is almost certain that MC Twinkle would host the next big event in Ibadan. The standout MC and hype man has carved out a niche for himself in the Ibadan entertainment space. With numerous high profile gigs under his belt, the award-winning entertainer has controlled crowds all over the city and held party lovers under his enchanting spell.
The ‘Hype Commando’, as he proudly calls himself, is a graduate of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan, where he honed his craft and stage performance. It was during his stay at the university that he started his journey to stardom.
Full name Adedigba Toluwalade Ademola, Twinkle was born to a family of five, two siblings– a boy and a girl.
MC Twinkle grew up in the humble surroundings of Sango Ota in Ogun state, a place that has brought out some of the notable names in the Nigerian entertainment industry. It was there had his primary school education and part of his secondary school education.
Once a church boy as he claims, Twinkle learned how to play five musical instruments in church and always had a knack for entertainment in his childhood. He once also hosted the Service of songs program for the Baptist Church he attended.
Twinkle’s career began as an MC, a career he fell in love with as his dad, Mr. Adedigba, was also an MC at that time. Young MC Twinkle followed his dad to shows and events and would watch in amazement how his dad effortlessly made the crowd burst with laughter.
He started opening a couple of shows for his dad. He would introduce his dad on stage by telling a few jokes he got from comedy books sold at that time. His confidence and experience grew so much that event organizers started to opt for him in place of his father.
MC Twinkle continued his entertainment journey even after gaining admission to study Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan in 2015. He performed at freshers’ welcome parties and other events, telling jokes to make people laugh. He later stuck to being an MC and hosting events to raise money for his education and upkeep. Together with his friend, the popular DJ Gabi, he performed at dinners, birthdays, Variety nights, and a lot of other events. By 2019, MC Twinkle was hosting almost all the shows on the University campus.
2020 came with the COVID-19 pandemic, and with physical gatherings suspended, Twinkle couldn’t get events to host. However, his entrepreneurial instincts kicked in and he started leaning towards hype. He would hang out with his friend, DJ Zeeno, who was a DJ at the lounge, and occasionally he would pick up the mic and hype customers for fun.
It was not long before MC Twinkle began working for the lounge and getting paid. Although it was a small amount, he enjoyed what he did and put in his best. He then started playing in the Royal Deluxe club thanks to Prince Gagat and super carrot who gave him the platform to showcase his skills.
Now one of the biggest MC and hype men in Ibadan, Twinkle attributes his success to God. He reserves appreciation for House 25 and calls them family. MC Twinkle’s success story has only just begun as he plans to take over the entertainment industry in Nigeria.