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Meet 25-year-old Lagosian who established the biggest drum contest in Europe (photos, video)

 

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Meet 25-year-old Lagosian who established the biggest drum contest in Europe (photos, video)

A Nigerian medical student in the Eastern European country of Ukraine, Fatonade Olutobi, is the brain behind the biggest drum competition in the region called the Drum Quest. Olutobi, who is in his final year at the Kharkiv National University, started playing drums when he was a child in primary school, he played for his church and the marching band in school. After that, the talented drummer decided to give other drummers like him a chance to show the world what they can do. He started Drum Quest in July 2015.
Watch videos of contestants below:
Nigerian contestant Gabriel Oni
Ukrainian contestant Dimitri Vodovozov

 

See some photos from the show:
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12-year-old winner, Daniel Varfolomeyev, of Drum Quest Ukraine 2nd edition
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Tobi with some of the judges during the auditions
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Contestants at the 2nd edition of Drum Quest Ukraine
Awww! He is making Nigeria proud!
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