Gbenga Akisanmi is a versatile, creative, Nigerian entertainment artist, a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State, who recently spoke with Naija Online TV, below are the details of the interview.
Gbenga Akisanmi attended Sacred Heart Private School, Oke Ado, Ibadan and later proceeded to, Popson Kiddies College, Olomi, Ibadan. His secondary school was at Ibadan City Academy, Eleta, Ibadan and later he attended the Ogun State College of Health and Technology, Ilese, Ijebu Ode, after which he proceeded to National Open University for a degree program in Mass Communication.
Gbenga Akisanmi a radio presenter spoke about his Unlimited Faji radio show. Unlimited Faaji he said, is an entertainment program which deals with entertainment news, live interview with movie and music stars. He informed that he started the program two years ago and it has since been trending.
On his latest movie production, he said the movie is titled The Alternative, Woroko and was packaged to deal with issues of Cyber Crime in Nigeria.
If he weren’t an entertainer, Gbenga Akisanmi revealed he would have been a Medical Nurse or an Health Educator as he love taking care of people.
On his journey so far in the Nigerian entertainment industry, Gbenga Akisanmi said: "To God be the glory I will say I’m really moving forward but I am not in haste. The whole journey started in 2010 when I purchased J15 School of Performing Art form, owned by Femi Adebayo. During my studying at J15, Yinka Ayefele’s manager, Prince Aderibigbe introduced me to Femi Solar to nurture me on how to produce Jingle. I later proceeded to Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) to learn Radio Broadcasting under Ademola Aremu(Papa Demmy) and Dele Akinbode( Dele Ijinle). I have experienced alot and have come across alot, so to me I believe things happen naturally, fame will come naturally because I have paid my dues", he said.
On his take so far having the present status of the Nigerian entertainment industry in mind Gbenga Akisanmi said; "Things are not easy here, before you can do anything you have to lobby for it. Nigeria entertainment have come to the extent that you have to have money before you can promote your self. Our industry needs serious help from Government, the Government should take charge. Help in having easy access to loan, health care, pension for artist and protection on our project for future references", he concluded.
On how he relaxes, he said, "I am a very busy person, I work alot. So whenever I feel like relaxing, I stay at home watching TV.
By Dare Gbadebo Editor-in-chief
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