My final conversation of 2020 is with Sola Mogaji (Schullzz), a seasoned and influential Nigerian radio presenter, music curator, event host and businesswoman.
Over her 10 year broadcasting career and counting, Schullzz has interviewed various high profile celebrities and dignitaries, worked with various leading companies and anchored numerous high-profile events.
We discussed working as a radio presenter in a covid-19 world, finding your voice on radio, the current state of Nigerian music, and why curiosity is important.
For those who are unaware, over the past couple of weeks, (beginning on the 3rd of October 2020) there were renewed #EndSARS protests calling for the end of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS, which has been implicated in numerous extrajudicial killings, extortion, rape, torture and abuse of Nigerians.
Lots of Nigerians, from various walks of life, inside and outside the country, young and old, supported the #EndSARS protests.
Unfortunately, on the 20th of October 2020, a number of unarmed and peaceful protesters demonstrating at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos were killed and injured by some members of the Nigerian Armed forces after the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, imposed a curfew to address the issue of people with sinister motives disrupting the protests, causing chaos and destruction in the city. Nigerians continue to demand for justice and accountability.
Joining me to discuss the youth-led #EndSARS protests, artist activism, and mental health is Nigerian music and advertising creative Dusten Anyasie, popularly known as D-Truce.
Effective communication is the topic of discussion on this episode.
Why effective communication?
With the increased visibility that Nigerian creatives, media and entertainment entrepreneurs, artist managers, and music executives continue to gain globally, effective communication must be a vital part of our communication repertoire as we strive to achieve success in and with our various careers and endeavors.
Enter Aderinsola Adeyemi, a diction and elocution coach based in Lagos, Nigeria. She joined us to break down diction, elocution, and best practices for communicating effectively.
Aderinsola graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with a degree in English Language.
She’s also a presenter, voice over artist, content developer, and face model.
She is passionate about using her gifts and talents through the media to not only help people speak better but also inspire and effect positive change in society.
On this episode, I’m talking politics, strategy, value, copyright and more with Nigerian lawyer and music executive, Oyinkansola Fawehinmi.
Oyinkansola is a partner at Nigerian boutique law firm, Technolawgical Partners and business manager at Incubation Factory Entertainment Ltd, a talent and label services agency in Lagos, Nigeria.
She broke down the role that leverage plays when artists and labels enter into an agreement, the importance of accountability, and how she and a team of Nigerian lawyers used the Nigerian Copyright Act to achieve significant wins for Nigerian music producers.