Obviously, Commandant Shem Obafaiye of the National Security and Civil Defence Corp, Oyo State, was not prepared for the aftermath of the live interview conducted with him on a Channels Television’s promamme, Sunrise, on March 16, 2013. Just one innocuous question – What is the website of the NSCDC? – and he tripped. He struggled over the question and with the insistence of the interviewee, he couldn’t but give in to the blunder that earned him instant fame: My Oga At The Top.
The immediacy of his fame was almost unprecedented. While he, so to say, basked in the fame, countless Nigerians worked on the side, projecting his popularity and smiling to the banks in the process. T-shirts, face-cap, bangles, ties and countless other accessories bore Obafaiye’s picture and the new found cliché, My Oga At The Top.