Everyone calls her Dupe BnS in London. She is big in London. She is into Entertainment & Promotions business not only in London but across the UK. She runs BnS promotions in the UK. On account of her job as a show promoter, many know her.
So big and important is Dupe in the scheme of things in London that no prominent entertainer visits London and not drop by at the BnS Lounge to see this Queen of Entertainment in London. She holds successful shows. And over the last 10 years, she has held over 200 shows, parties, and concerts. She is good at what she does. She is easily one of the very best. She is pretty. She is stunning and glamorous in her outfits.
Recently City People Online Fashion and Beauty Magazine asked her for her success story. For instance, how did the alias BnS come about? The B&S /BNS as some write it started from my religious slogan blessing and success.
How did she get involved in the entertainment business? If I count from the years I worked and act with Sam Loco Efe and Olumide Bakare in NTA Ibadan Sitcom Koko close OLUWA Lambe Lodge. You will be right to say I've been in entertainment all my life. But my music promotions started fully in 2003 with PK 1st Abass Akande Obesere 15years now
Where was she born? Where did she grow up?
I was born into Pa Oke's Compound in Idikan Ibadan, my father was a very religious man, an educationist, and clergy who believes in self-sufficiency. He is late Hon Jonathan Oke and my mum an Ebira woman from the royal family in Okene
How about her schooling? She told us too. I attended the Sacred Heart convent School and Our Lady of Apostles Mary way secondary school, Odo Ona, Ibadan.
My A levels (6th form) was at St ANN’S School Molete, Ibadan and For further studies was at Ibadan Polytechnics; I read Mass Communication
I interned at BCOS & served at Nigerian Tribune all in Ibadan before travelling to the United Kingdom in the late 80s where I studied politics and communication
I later started a fashion & jewelry business which was very lucrative in the year 2000. I was married with 4 children; 3 graduates to the glory of God with the last born going college
Why did she relocate to London years back when she did? My relocation to London happened when I had a failed relationship in Nigeria. I decided to further my education in the UK and I stayed till present
We asked her to tell us about her shows in London.
My 1st sole show which I invested my money in without conjunction with anyone was in 2005. The artist was Obesere
After was Mama Opelope anointing/Lanre Teriba Atorise with my pastor at the time Pastor Isaac Odejinmi. Olu Maintain hip-hop was just emerging in the music circle of Nigeria
I later decided to stick to promoting Fuji Artist because Londoners happened to turn up more for their shows than when it's Juju or Apala artist performing
I have been Pasuma’s main promoter in the UK since 10years now after Hon Jenyo his original promoter left London for politics.
It's been a beautiful long journey which has blossomed into Alh Wasiu Alabi Odetola Pasuma becoming god dad to my last born
I have had shows with K1 the Ultimate in London and Nigeria
It was a great experience that developed into a mentor relationship
So what sort of a person is Dupe BnS whose real name is Modupe Arowoshola-Okesanjo?
Dupe bns/b&s is a beautiful kind-hearted caring soul, hardworking single mother of 4 who has a passion for entertainment. A charitable person who like to bring up & mentor young people especially females who are interested in becoming a promoter
Dupe is a practicing Christian with the fear of God and respect & compassion for fellow human
What services does she offer her clients at BnS? At (BNS) blessing and success promotions, we promote music arts and culture we package event for all occasions including organising rally for political parties.
We advertise goods and services for companies & individuals
We anchor programme. Provide PA System/DJ and Live Band for parties
Our other services include Catering and Decorations
Dupe BnS popularly known as the crowned queen of promoters UK is not just into showbiz only
I am an actress a producer and entrepreneur
Is she single? If so why has she remained single after her separation?
I've been single for 10years without intention to remarry because I lost trust in a relationship due to domestic violence and abuse I experience for 18years in my marriage to my children s father.
What has kept her going all these years?
God has sustained me the love and support I get from people; the happiness I see in the faces of those who attend my events has kept me going.
Although the bad-mouthing & rumour mongering about a female promoter in a male-dominated industry and the gang up of unscrupulous jealous colleagues nearly made me want to quit at a time but the encouragement from my children not to stop doing what I love kept me going