The entire ‘soulful experience’ began for me one fateful afternoon back in the late 70s, when I walked into the main living room at home to find my elder brother dancing to Parliament’s One Nation Under A Groove, followed by The Ojays Used Ta Be My Girl, then Jean Knight’s Mr Big Stuff, finally rounded off with the infectious Take Me In Your Arms Tonight by Teddy Pendergrass. That was it. That was the moment the spell was cast and I have NOT looked back since!

My musical experience became one huge gumbo filled with everything soulful, from the Afrobeat of the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (and The Afrika 70), the Afrofunk of Segun Bucknor, Ofege, BLO, the rhythmic Juju of Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade and I.K. Dairo all the way to seminal Soul groups like The Temptations, The JBs, Earth, Wind & Fire The Dazz Band and more, all played around the clock on Radio Nigeria 2.

As a youngster in Lagos, it was difficult to begin collecting records early, since whatever available funds had already been earmarked for other essential commodities. The collecting only began in later years. However, luckily for my soul and funk-loving brothers and I, most of the Radio Nigeria Deejays stepped in to satisfy the never-ending hunger for all sounds soulful that found its way to that part of the world.

My love of the music has been variously expressed through reviewing albums for various blogs, supporting a range of music start-ups like Internet Radio stations and helping budding artists to gain needed radio exposure and live work and also securing the right recording deals. My management roster has included Soul singers such as Adriana Evans, Gemma Genazzano and the Jazz pianist that is Benet Mclean. I am currently involved with the development of an exciting new global streaming project and music and media marketing company called Jazz and Blues Television.

At Jazz and Blues TV, my main roles include liaising with artists, management teams, record companies and mechanical rights holders worldwide, to secure and deliver top-level Jazz, Blues, Soul and RnB content to the platform for global distribution and exposure through client/subscriber consumption.

Overseeing all aspects and logistics of the filming/production/post-production and delivery of a range of top-level content. This includes official video releases, artist-in-studio/album-release sessions, as well as live/archived/on-demand streaming productions and broadcasts.

Additional specialties: Live show production/management, Publicity and promotions, artist management and live bookings.