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Donald Duke returns to first love

By Funsho Akinwale
14 May 2016   |   3:53 am
Forget Donald Trump, Donald Duke is making some sense here. While America’s Republican Party presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is busy scheming ...

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Forget Donald Trump, Donald Duke is making some sense here. While America’s Republican Party presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is busy scheming on how to become the next United States president, guess what? Nigeria’s Donald Duke, the erstwhile governor of Cross Rivers State, is also busy tapping into new adventure.

Unknown to many, Duke is a lover of music, and in particular jazz. He is a skilled saxophonist and, in recent times, has returned to his first love.

On April 30, this year, when Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode hosted an evening of Jazz Music in Ikeja in commemoration of the International Jazz Day celebrated all over the world, the light-skinned politician was among top jazz musicians that thrilled the crowd. This was just one of the many shows he has performed recently.

At the event, when the ex-governor, who might soon earn himself the appellation, ‘Duke of Jazz,’ took to the stage, he did not only thrill his ecstatic audience by singing and doing some smooth dance moves, he also went on to play the saxophone and did so with great dexterity.

While that singular performance has set tongues wagging, let us tell you quickly that the dashing Duke, who is married to beautiful Onari, would soon be releasing a full album to announce himself to the world.

At the moment, he is said to be in the studio with the aim of dropping an album soon, and the social circle and indeed jazz and sax lovers are waiting.