Thursday, June 28, 2012 will forever remain a memorable day for the Osungade family as they almost lost three of their siblings in the hands of popular Director and Cinematographer Adetokunbo Odubawo better known as DJ Tee.
The video director has been accused of stabbing a 19-year-old upcoming artiste Osungade Tolani Alvin in the face and assaulting his two siblings.
NET sources say Tolani who is better known by his stage name TLI Soji Boi had gone along with his siblings – 22-year-old Dolapo aka Deeking and younger sister, 17 year-old Mobolaji to support a fellow upcoming artiste Malcolm who was shooting his video at the Daily Times factory in Ikeja. We’re told DJ Tee was the D.O.P (Director of Photography) on set.
Eye witnesses say all was going well until DJ Tee asked for those who were to appear in the video shoot (including Tolani and Dolapo) to move on set while the others should move out of shooting range. Dolapo’s girlfriend who wasn’t supposed to appear in the shoot stayed back on set.
Apparently this angered the director as DJ Tee was said to have ‘rudely told her to get out’. ‘He started screaming for her to get out, calling her bitch and stuff’, O’tuga Suzzie, a witness and family friend to the Osungade’s tweeted late last night.
Dolapo, obviously upset, talked back at the director, trying to caution him but DJ Tee allegedly slapped him and asked his boys who were also at the shoot to beat him up.
‘DJ Tee’s boys (about 10 of them) immediately pounced on Dolapo and started beating him up’ one eye witness who asked not to be named, told us.
‘As Mobo screamed and watched helplessly as her elder brother was being beaten up, DJ Tee asked his boys to beat her up too. As Tolani tried to intervene in the whole matter, DJ Tee approached Dolapo to stab him with a bottle he just broke. Tolani intervened and DJ Tee stabbed him in the face. He then had them all thrown out of the factory and continued with the shoot.’
NET gathered Tolani is now receiving treatment at the Ikeja Medical Centre.
Even though different eye witnesses claim he did, the director has come out to say nothing of the sort happened. NET could not establish contact with DJ Tee for comments as at the time of this report as his phone was switched off but hours after the incident, he took to Twitter to deny the whole news, and explain what happened.
DJ Tee says he didn’t stab anybody;
‘@SOJIBOI_WE bro, I did not stab you…….why are people saying I picked up a bottle & stabbed you with it on your face’, DJ Tee tweeted at Tolani.
And as for the stab in Tolani’s face, he carefully explained;
‘He [Tolani] was an extra on shoot I did today, its long story anyway he smashed a bottle against hard metal above our head. The bottle shattered and cut me and him….broken pieces that was shattered around us. The stabbing thingy was not true…..it was shattered broken pieces anyway. It’s all good’, @DJTee explains as he tweeted at bloggers Twitter handles.