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Meet 25-year-old Lagosian who established the biggest drum contest in Europe (photos, video)

Meet 25-year-old Lagosian who established the biggest drum contest in Europe (photos, video)

A Nigerian medical student in the Eastern European country of Ukraine, Fatonade Olutobi, is the brain behind the biggest drum competition in the region called the Drum Quest.

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Fatonade Olutobi established the biggest drum contest in Europe

Olutobi, who is in his final year at the Kharkiv National University, started playing drums when he was a child in primary school, he played for his church and the marching band in school.

Watch Tobi play:

In 2013, Tobi was the gospel award winning drummer of the year at an event organized by Elite Entertainment Group, Ukraine.

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After that, the talented drummer decided to give other drummers like him a chance to show the world what they can do. He started Drum Quest in July 2015.

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Drum Quest which is now the biggest drum show in Ukraine, is gearing up for its third edition.

Watch videos of contestants below:

Nigerian contestant Gabriel Oni

Ukrainian contestant Dimitri Vodovozov

See some photos from the show:

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12-year-old winner, Daniel Varfolomeyev, of Drum Quest Ukraine 2nd edition

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Tobi with some of the judges during the auditions

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Contestants at the 2nd edition of Drum Quest Ukraine

Awww! He is making Nigeria proud!

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