Titilope Adesanya is a South Africa based journalist currently working as an On Air Personality, producer, voice over artist, communications specialist for leading digital distributor for African Music; Africori while building her communications / PR service for a niche market of African acts coming to / based in South Africa.
The radio OAP draws inspiration from nature and a lot of other successful people in the industry and around her ”I was brought up to see and appreciate everything around me and some days all I need is to look into the sun till I get slightly blind and I am all charged. I also draw inspiration from a lot of other successful people in the industry and around me, I am very easily influenced by my surrounding and I have managed to mostly surround myself with people who are constantly working and their achievements make me see how much farther I still have to go and so I push! I am also inspired or propelled rather by the situations I faced growing up, the struggles of the women in my life and even the ones I watched from a distance, helped me decide that I was going to live anyway but that! I wasn’t going to be limited and undercut because I was scared. I have seen enough scared women to last me a life time and I would like not to repeat their mistakes. The biggest of all the fires that push me is my mum. I don’t think she knows or maybe I haven’t ‘categorically’ told her yet but she is 100% the reason I do most things and not just so I can buy her stuff, naah but because she wants nothing less than the sky for me and I want to give her what she wants. So it works out for everybody. Also, I am inspired by my dream of a very luxurious quite life somewhere someday and I know only loads of money can give me that.”
Every man’s path is different and while the government and the people do play a role in making it remotely possible for ‘that youth’ to walk his/her path, in the end, there is only so much we can expect from a badly run machine like Nigeria.So I don’t know honestly. I have never been much of a social development person hence haven’t given it much thought. I do things in cosy groups; I change my immediate surrounds. ‘The Youth’ is too vague for me to worry about.I worry about the friend or friend of a friend who is skilled in A & B but unemployed and I keep an eye out for her or make suggestions on what she/he could take up.