Exclusive Interview With Electrifying Contortionist – Oyindamola Kolawole (D’flex)

He was featured in Phyno’s Alobam video and this stunning contortionist and dancer had a wow effect on Phyno that he personally asked Clarence Peters to release extra shots of his scene in the video.  He was the second runner up at Nigerians Got Talent competition where Dan Foster and Kate Henshaw acknowledged his amazing talent. Moments with Mo’ interviewed him and they were astonished with the level of virtue D’flex possessed. Take it or leave it Oyindamola Kolawole is an extraordinary creature of God. Trendsexpress’ Ogbeide Precious recently had the opportunity to interview Dflex where he told us about his background, his journey as a contortionist among others…read excerpts below:

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T.E – Please tell us briefly about yourself? 
DFLEX – My name is Oyindamola Kolawole Emmanuel, also known as DFLEX. I was born December 25th and I’m from a family of three, I’m the first born of my parents.

T.E – What was growing up like for you?
DFLEX – Growing up for me was a little hard and good on the other hand. I was born in Bariga Ilaje Lagos State, Olanrewaju precisely where we have lots of area boys and lots of fights going on all the time, anyone that grows up there without getting influenced negatively is all by the grace of God but I was able to break through. so growing up was hard and also fun.

T.E – What is your educational background?
DFLEX – I attended Our lady of Fatima private primary school, Ade-osho comprehensive college and currently I’m a student of Yaba College of Technology studying mass communication.

T.E – Were you born a contortionist or was it something you learned?
DFLEX – I was born a contortionist but like I said earlier the environment I was born never encouraged me so I did not know what I had until I was in my JSS3 where I decided to take it very serious that was when I started learning so much which I never knew before. There is a saying that talent is a gift but skills are developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft.

T.E – How did you come about the name Dflex?
DFLEX – The name “dflex” was derived from the name dami flex (dflex)

T.E – Did your family support you being a contortionist? 
DFLEX – My parents did not support me even till my dad died he did not support me. He  never saw me perform and  he even sent me out of the house the day he found out I went out to perform because he did not believe anything good can come out of what I do, but now my mum is in full support, Although she can’t watch me perform.

T.E – What is your favorite food? 
DFLEX – I don’t have a favourite food but I just make sure I eat to stay healthy and flexible and that entails fruits and warm water and also light food.

T.E – Which agencies/people have you worked with? 
DFLEX –  I have worked with many people not agencies and also artists like Phyno, Psquare, Chuddy k, Banky w, etc I have been to Calabar carnival, Lagos carnival with the band named locomotion.

T.E – What is your relationship with Richy Manny and how do you both do contortion with the same passion and with one soul? 
DFLEX – I met with Richy at Maltina family dance in the year 2012 where he performed and I was amazed by his performance then after that I met him outside, we exchanged pleasantries and exchanged numbers and we became friends. The year 2014 was when we started working together.

We do contortion with the same passion because it’s what we love and it’s something new in Nigeria and also we are the pioneer of the act here in Nigeria so the spirit is always there to keep us and we are like brothers.

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T.E – Do you think contortion can be learned? 
DFLEX – Contortion can only be learned at the right age and also if you are flexible naturally but when the person is too old it’s not possible to learn.

T.E – Is there any new project at hand? 
DFLEX – Yes, there is a new project at hand from my team (DR) I will just say watch out, don’t wanna let the cat out of the bag. *smiles*

T.E – How do you cope with female admirers? 
DFLEX – The question everybody asks during interviews *smiles* okay, I handle female admirers well with the grace of God I don’t give chance for too much familiarity but I make the best out of my relationship with them but no strings are always attached.

T.E – Speaking about competitions, did you ever think you would win Nigerians got talent competition? 
DFLEX – Nigerians got talent was the competition I went for, yes! I so much believed I was going to win the competition.
T.E – Is there anything else you aspire to be apart from being a contortionist? 
DFLEX – I aspire to become an actor apart from being a contortionist.

T.E – What advice can you give to aspiring contortionists?
DFLEX – My advice to other contortionists is that they should keep up the good work and be patient.

T.E – What advice can you give to the youths generally? 
DFLEX – My advice to youths is that they should make good use of their time and chance in whatever they do and also know that patience is a virtue.

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T.E – If God gave you a chance to be someone else, would you still like to be a contortionist? 
DFLEX – Yes, if God gave me a chance I would love to come back as a contortionist.

T.E – What do you think about Trendsexpress Online Digital Magazine? 
DFLEX – Trendsexpress is cool and a nice platform for act promotion. Thank you

Find DFLEX on;
Facebook – drofficial101 
Instagram – @drofficial101
Twitter – @drofficial101 and his personal Instagram handle is @dflex_dr

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