Inspiring stories of Nigerian Students

When Tobi Fatonade a.k.a Tobic Medic, a Nigerian Medical student based in Ukraine, decided to pursue his dream, not many people gave him a change. Tobi is a story of persistence and tenacity in pursuing one’s dream.

Tobi Fatonade a.k.a Tobi Medic- Drums

Tobi started playing drums from the tender age of 8 years at his primary school marching band and local church back then in Lagos, Nigeria. Not even studying Medicine was enough to stop him from his passion, he was able to combine both together. His talent was soon to bring him to limelight in far away Ukraine where he emerged as the gospel award winning drummer of the year at an event organized by Elite Entertainment Group Ukraine in 2013. He has played for popular Ukrainian gospel artist Vitaly Yefremochkin  and also pop artists  Sunsay & Artem Pivoravov.
The contestants at Drumquest Ukraine  on the stage.

Oleg Noga , winner of Maiden edition of DrumQuestUkraine

Tobi decided to inspire other to discover their God given talent. On the 3rd of July 2015, he started a drum show, Drumquest,  with the purpose of elevating, mentoring and supporting drummers physically, mentally and spiritually too.

Contestants at the DrumQuestUkraine show

The Drumquest show would serve as a token and a springboard for a professional career as a drummer. His vision is for the show to inspire drummers to be the very best they can be, and not just good. The history making event, DrumQuestUkraine, was held on the 5th and 12th of March, 2016 respectively. There were a total of 12 contestants from different cities in Ukraine. It was judged by a 3 man panel that comprised of ; Tobi Medic-Drums (the host), popularly known Ukrainian drummers Alexander Lyulyakin and Paul Kholodyansky.

Tobi with the judges and some guests at the record breaking show

At the end of the fiercely contested show, Oleg Noga, a drummer from Poltava region emerged the winner. 

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