Ore, as fondly called on air is a sophisticated lady, who recently joined a new and popular Lagos Radio Station, Lagos Talks, as a presenter. The beautiful damsel, who read broadcasting journalism in London University is a Nigerian, but born and bred in England. Her voice, we can say is her unique selling point. No wonder she has become fans’ favourite since she joined the station. The pretty young lady reveals her choice of man and what turns her on most. Enjoy the piece.
Lets get to meet you?
Sure. My name is Ore. I just moved into Lagos Talks in August of 2016. I am a Taurus (my sign). It’s been interesting moving to Nigeria.
Did you move in because your place of work is a new Radio station?
Yes, I got the job when I was in England. I got the offer in England and I was asked if I would like to move and I said yes. That was how I moved down to Nigeria.
How did it starts?
In 2013, I heard about the media industry in Nigeria. I studied Broadcasting Journalism at the University of London. So, I was interested in doing journalism around the world, so, I was advised by my family members to try Nigeria. I tried a bit of TV, I tried a bit of radio. Chris, who is our MD, is one of the people I contacted. And he was interested in my voice and he wanted me to come down to Nigeria for a voice test. I passed the voice test and he told me I would be fit for Talks Radio and that was 2015. He asked me if I would be interested in moving to Nigeria and I said sure.
What is your background like?
I studied Broadcast Journalism at the University. After that, I worked at Pan Africa Television Station, Voice of Africa London. I then acquired a little experience in radio. I also did Hospital Radio. It was what I was doing before moving down to Nigeria.
What is your family backgound?
Well, my parents live in England. I was born and bred in London, England. My grandmother is the only one who lives here in Nigeria. I came here on holiday.
Tell us about the schools you attended?
My primary school was in London up to my university where I studied broadcasting journalism.
From the age of 17, I have always known I would end up in a TV or Radio Station. So, I always knew that whatever I studied is what I would want as a career. I wanted to be heard out there. I wanted my voice to be out there. I have always had passion to be in the studio of a TV and Radio house.
How did you discover yourself?
I think it’s the fact that I love talking. I love talking almost about anything, everything. Things to do with current affairs, things to do with what is happening around the world. I am really passionate about that. It was one of my colleague’s teachers, who first told me I had voice for TV and Radio, if it was something you have never considered. And before then, I hadn’t really done so, but when he mentioned it, I said that was something I could do and I have always wanted a job or a career that I love because when you do something you love you are not really working.
What is your family background like?
I am Yoruba. My dad is from Ikorodu and my mum is from Ibadan. I am the only child of my father and mum, but I have many younger relations and we all live in England.
How do you unwind?
I mingle and socialise with my friends, colleagues and the people I am getting to know. If I go to an event, I network a bit and I just socialise with my colleagues.
What is your assessment of Nigeria?
Nigeria is interesting, but not as England. I found out that the basic services back in England are the daily frustration in Nigeria. As what I took for granted in England, such as electricity, or transport is hard here and I just have to keep reminding myself you are not in England. And there is an issue of lack of independence here. In Nigeria, a driver has to know where you are going, what time you will leave and it’s not like that back in England.
I have been here for 6 months and I am still trying to adjust to the system. But I am coping well, I am not suffering. Luckily, people understand the fact that I am still adjusting to the system.
What interest you in Nigeria?
I am most interested in what I am doing. I am most interested in the fact that people listen to me. I still can’t believe they are happy listening to me. There is something I was taught in the university and it says, ‘when you are out on air or TV, just imagine you are talking to one person, one listener and it won’t make you nervous.
So, when I get calls and messages, I am like wow! When I go out and I say my name is Ore and they say Ore from Lagos Talks, I am like wow! So, you guys listen to me and it still surprises me!
Are you for taking?
I am single.
What is your choice of man?
I am looking for a bachelor with no baggage. Somebody who is hard-working, diligent, good looking and all the things women want.
Must he be rich?
Yes, he must be. He must be comfortable who wants to suffer in life?
Are you ready to date a Nigerian guy?
Yes. If a Nigerian person wants to give me a chance I am ready. I am open minded and ready to give a Nigerian man a chance.