Hi, My name is Adeyemi Abimbola Ajele aka MC Ajele (The Dancing MC) and I am a Nigerian Master of ceremonies and actor. I have organized events and show like “Laff and Roll” and “Laff 4 Nuttin”
Ajele Abimbola Adeyemi, a native of Ondo state was born on the 21st of July, 1986. After the demise of his father, he moved to Ondo state at the age of 16 to pursue his secondary school studies. In his new surroundings, he rapidly became renowned as the Lagosian kid who has an inkling towards comedy. As a result, he was frequently asked to host town parties and school’s social events.
In 2006, Adeyemi brought himself under the tutelage of Emeka Smith where he learned more about the necessities of stage comedy. He later referred himself as ‘MC Ajele’ as this was to be his stage name while coursing through the entertainment industry. Subsequently, MC Ajele organised a ‘Laff and Roll’ event which flopped due to poor management, publicity, and low turnouts.
MC Ajele did not let the flopped event discourage him from striving to achieve his goals. This made him enroll in an AY-sponsored Open Mic contest, putting his comedy skills to test three times. This contest projected MC Ajele’s career into a new direction. With his frequent appearance on the contest, MC Ajele became more confident, creative, and innovative with his comedy skills. He won The best new comedy act , at The Prodigy Award in the year 2013. This has shaped him into who he is today. MC Ajele claims that AY inspires him with his ingenuity, as well as other mentors in industry like Basket Mouth , SeyiLaw, and Emeka Smith. MC Ajele was able to put on his own show, dubbed ‘Laff 4 Nuttin,’ which was packaged by IKENGA Entertainment and this show was proven to be a hit. He went ahead to host his first comedy show In Houston Texas, which he called LAUGH OR ELSE in 2017 and it was more outstanding.
In an industry that deals with creativity and also seems competitive, MC Ajele carved a niche for himself by extending his comedy into dance, a unique move hence – The Dancing MC. A combination of his dancing and comedy skills has made his persona unforgettable in the Nigerian comedy industry.
In 2015 after his graduation, MC Ajele made his first international debut at an event tagged, ‘Dublin Must Laugh with Seyi Law and Kiss Daniel’. In 2016, he also joined the roll call of entertainers billed to perform at the second season of ‘Dublin Must Laugh with Seyi Law’, which featured Odunlade Adekola and Adekunle Gold. His International acceptance landed him further to perform at both the AHBEA award and anchored King Sunny Ade’s 70th birthday in Houston, Texas USA. In 2017, Adeyemi was regarded as the official Comedian at the Nigerian corner of Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston Texas. He has also performed twice at Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference in Abuja amongst many others.
His brand grew even further when Nigeria’s most popular comic, Kenny Black, included him in his episode of ‘Dublin Must Laugh with Kenny Black and Ajele 2019’, which won him the BEST MC OF THE YEAR at the Nigeria Hype Award 2019. He was also nominated as the wedding/Party Compère/MC of the year 2017 and 2019 organized by APPOEM, including other awards in subsequent years.
He was nominated for the Most Professional Male Ceremony and corporate MC in Africa under the Category of CORPORATE & BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS organized by Consumer Choice Award Africa, and was one of the two MCs that were nominated from Nigeria.
He is considered as one who is doing well enough positively to impact the younger generation of MCs and Compere. Ajele was enlisted as one of the speakers at
“The Wedding Compere Masterclass” 2019 And “Let’s Discuss It (2021); both organized by MC Relax of Hiptv. He was also certified at the ALIBABA MASTERCLASS in 2017.
Ajele’s remarkable achievements and stellar performance, makes him one of the most sought after MCs in Nigeria today. This also endeared him to top brands he had worked with. These include: Airtel Nigeria, Leadway Assurance, PATRICIA, Institute of Directors, NAVGAS, NACOFED, KPMG, GREENWICH Trust Limited, Procter & Gamble Nigeria (P&G), NAPIMS , RAINOIL, First Bank, Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), MTN Business Dinner, British American Tobacco, ICAN, ICSAN, LASAA, Toyota Nigeria, just to mention a few. He was the official MC when JAC motors, a brand of Toyota, was launched in Nigeria.
MC Ajele is also a volunteer at (Kokun Food bank initiative) by kokun foundation.
MC Ajele has performed at notable events like MTN Project Fame, National Mirror Award, Nigeria Media Award, African Parliamentary Award, Winners 30th Anniversary. He has anchored events for Notable Nigerians such as Bishop Oyedepo(60 birthday) Dr. Doyin Okupe :book launch: (Double Jeopardy),9ice(Wedding) Nigerian Super Eagles Football players: Femi Ajilore ,Yinka Peters. Nollywood Actor Dimeji Lateef, BeejaySax Live, Oba Saheed Elegushi, and Ooni of Ife(Olojo Day).
He is currently an Ambassador of Junior Chambers International (JCI) and the official MC for many brands.