Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Saturday, 26 May 2018
In a recent chat with the multi talented Actor who happens to be a model and voice over artiste as well, being 30 has made him grown in terms of maturity and personality and this has rubbed off productively on his acting career. As we sat in a bar having a drink, I began to ponder if this new age will bring some level of competition but he bodly states that he is not threatened in the industry. He says "one thing that will continue to stand me out is my voice and body as I work out daily to keep shape".
A new age definitely comes with a different level of production and being on Forbidden is a huge opportunity because it is produced by Africa Magic for Mnet, Aaron says and smiles about this production being a good paying job. He is working with the likes of Theresa Edem, Kunle Remi, Tina Mba, Nobert Young and Toni Tones. He also talked about other drama series like Gina and Friends by Paul Igwe, Second Season of Crack in The Wall, Twisted Singles amongst others. Aside drama, Aaron is also starring in a few films.
Sunday, 13 May 2018
My interaction with Tijani was quite an interesting one because he is well spoken, intelligently answering questions and i had to ask what he studied at the university? He studied Social Studies education at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife which means he is technically a teacher but this time a fitness teacher. The certificate of study might be in his file at home but the social part of him is very important to him and that led him to further explore other avenues of doing more than just fitness. Tijani decided to be a part of the 2018 edition of Mr Ideal Nigeria as Mr Ideal Sokoto.
Tijani did not emerge as an overall winner but he did prove his worth as a Fitness instructor by emerging as Mr Strength Ideal Nigeria 2018. Now that the highly talked about pageant is over, Tijani is capitalizing on that success to launch a clothing line, modelling, educating and inspiring more people about fitness via a vlog amongst other things. He also dropped a hint about taking over Nollywood and am sure producers will definitely find somewhere to fix a very eloquent fitness instructor.
He says fitness business is financially rewarding especially when you have the right set of clients. You also have to be professional as an instructor, you have to be on time, precise and simple because after a while, that client becomes your friend. Because of his compassionate nature, Tijani intends getting extra hands and give them opportunities to take on his clients which can be described as a way to give back to society or perhaps give other young people opportunities to be a fitness instructor just like him.
Tijani is popularly known for his Tyre Flip Challenge which is about testing strength, courage and perseverance. Going into the third edition, Tijani keys with media organizations in showasing this to the world and interestingly, he intends having a celebrity edition of the Tyre Flip Challenge.
Before I ended my chat with him, I had to ask for one name that seemed like a mentor and Frank Oshodi came out of his mouth immediately; he says Frank took him like a brother, linked him with clients and financial support. Today, Tijani is on the verge of building a brand we will come to reckon with.
Saturday, 12 May 2018
I think we had more than 10 takes shooting just a paparazzi scene. I know right! The Director, Tosin Coker ensured he got the right interpretation of that scene. By the way, Tosin Coker is an Los Angeles based Director who happens to be the Chief Executive of Skylar Pictures. He joined the experienced media practitioner, Biola Alabi in this collaborative effort. They shot on water, land and literally went above and beyond to interpret every nuance on the script.
Script to picture. The fashion in Lara and the beat is simply edgy, bold, urban and very African.
Lara and the beat should be applauded for joining forces with the Internal Revenue Service in educating and enlightening the public in this film. This project is more than fashion, music, culture. It is also about knowing your civic duties, tax laws and all that.
Monday, 5 March 2018
Aside the brand, Ore has won awards; Entrepreneur of the year, he has been called the future of fashion in Nigeria and named one of the most influential youths in Nigeria. I had to ask what marketing steps are being taken to push the brand in today's competitive market and I wasn't surprised to hear about social media adverts, showcasing at fashion shows, advertising in fashion magazines and blogs, and most importantly, making the price affordable and that has kept growing customers. Coz is simply an ideal brand to compliment your swagger as an everyday worker who works hard but still very fashionable and even children are not left out of the train.
Ore is very optimistic about the new collection because it speaks for itself, from the leather to the design. he added ''I'm sure the Coz army would see how much work was put into it''. The sleepless nights creating such a great brand comes would need some relaxation and music is definitely one of the keys because he likes to envision and music takes him to that place with music stars like Asa, Rihanna and Adele. Being the easy going man, Ore loves a calm environment to also relax and ofcourse food. Ore says he will not stop engaging his customers and that is an ideal marketing strategy any day any time.