– Oluwadamilare Okenla, popularly known, DJ Mind D Gap, has explained why he launched a fitness app on his father’s land
– Okenla noted that since COVID-19 has compelled many to work at home, it is important for them to do some fitness test to stay healthy
– According to him, the app would enable an individual to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle at all times
Ikeja, Lagos – In its efforts to promote wellness among Nigerians, the AFROFIT limited UK has launched a fitness App, AFROFIT, that combines afrobeat music, counting of dance steps, and diet monitoring to promote the overall wellness of an individual.
Legit.ng reports that while speaking during the launch of the app in Lagos, the founder and CEO, Oluwadamilare Okenla popularly known, DJ Mind D Gap, stated that the inspiration behind the app was his passion for fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
COVID-19 gives motivation for the development of AFROFIT App
Okenla stated that the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown really helped in the development of the AFROFIT App because medical doctors emphasized the need to exercise more since people were working from home.
He added that Afrobeat as a genre, comes with energetic vibes, which compliments workout routines really well.
“I will like to say that Afrobeat music has a lot of energetic vibes in it, which makes it the perfect sonic companion for workout regimens.”
He also explained that his reason for coming to Nigeria was basically to spread awareness, noting that in the United Kingdom, the government provides a high level of support to the citizens and that there are various activities aimed at promoting fitness and overall wellness of individuals.
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DJ Mind D Gap further stated:
“Exercises don’t necessarily imply going to the gym, but to move and burn calories. I think Nigerians can actually benefit from this especially through weight loss and burning calories.
“This App is first of its kind in Nigeria because it teaches the user how to dance, count your steps, and burn calories. Most Apps we have now basically count your steps. I know subsequently that other Apps will come up with similar offerings, but for now, this is the App made for Nigerians and by a Nigerian DJ.
“The focus is to ensure that we get the license from Apple that covers them while ensuring they get royalties. We are also looking at the possibility of using Apple to help up-and-coming artists, it will not just be the A-list artistes only. DJs can also come on the App. The AFROFIT App can be downloaded both on Playstore and I-stores respectively.”
He also noted that he is trying to raise massive awareness about the app by collaborating with media houses and influencers.
The DJ stated:
“What I realised about Nigerians is that they love their celebrities a lot. So I’m focusing on celebrities that are into fitness to convey the message of this App to people.
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“At the moment, we are operating on a music license to play music while working on future collaborations with Afrobeat artists whose songs will be featured on the App. With this, we hope to bring more artistes’ songs onboard.”
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