I am a creative and social entrepreneur with deep interest in music, arts & culture, techbusiness, human development, and showbiz. I am pulled in many directions by these forces, but it is intrinsically obvious that the best of me lies within creativity and entrepreneurship. My core passion and joy lies in coaching and mentoring young creative people, drawing from my wealth of entrepreneurial experience and creative skills. See my detailed profile here.
Below you will find ten of the businesses and social initiatives I have successfully established over the past 15 years. The first on the list, being what I am best known for, is today Nigeria’s biggest and most patronised music school, having trained over 20, 000 students from 15 countries and running in several campuses in the country.
How to Ruin a Bright Monday Morning
It’s a beautiful Monday morning. It’s 7.30 AM, and I’m sitting here at the lagoon lounge of Radisson Blue hotel, Victoria Island (V.I), Lagos, waiting for my business meeting to start at 8.40 AM. I am looking through my WhatsApp to see what messages came in over the night. The first on the list is […]
The Unbreakable Power of Gathering
In a 1000 years nothing will substitute for the POWER OF GATHERING. Online will never replace on-site. I have a serious advice for entrepreneurs who are currently devaluing their products and services in bid to hurriedly claim a spot in the online landscape at this critical time. If you’re not careful the way you go […]
THE EVOLUTION OF AFROBEAT & ITS GLOBAL INFLUENCE
One would be right to say Fela Anikulapo Kuti is one of the most renowned and celebrated Nigerians ever. This popularity can be ascribed to the fact that he pioneered the “Afrobeat” genre and passed across a message the world would not forget in a hurry via his exhilarating form of music. Afrobeat has since […]
THE NIGERIA MUSIC INDUSTRY IN CHAINS
Australia, a country of 24 Million people, employs 8% of their workforce in the music industry. The industry generates economic value of over $93 billion and contributes over $7 billion in exports annually. 20% of Australians are involved in creating music. Their live music business (via clubs, pubs, festivals, band tours. etc) is the second […]
I Owe Mike Aremu N6000 Since 13 Years Ago
Today, I have summoned the courage to pay. Mike agreed to play at my debut concert for 30k on November 28, 2004, but I was only able to pay 24k (which was a sum of loans I took from over 20 people), I promised to balance him the remaining 6k at the concert venue. The […]
TAKING OWNERSHIP OF YOUR KID’S MUSIC PASSION
Weighing in on the recent tragic incidents surrounding Davido’s career and his deceased friends, and many other self-destructive creative youths out there, I am pressed to share this thoughts with parents of talented kids and teenagers. Take this article seriously and secure the future of your child, ignore it and leave his or her destiny […]
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