WE DON’T SIGN GOSPEL ACTS  BECAUSE THEY RETURN WITH SACHETS OF OIL RATHER THAN MONEY “KENNY OGUNGBE”

WE DON’T SIGN GOSPEL ACTS BECAUSE THEY RETURN WITH SACHETS OF OIL RATHER THAN MONEY SAYS THE CEO OF KENNIS 104.1 FM “KENNY OGUNGBE”

Kenny Ogungbe aka Baba Keke is the founder of the current booming station in Nigeria 104.1 “Kennis” Fm. He was recently interviewed on “Adenike Laleyin”afternoon drive show. Kenny talked about the need for record companies to treat their artistes properly. He said record companies should ensure that the artistes are provided with what they need. He said it is ludicrous for artistes to be jumping from one vehicle to another. He therefore opined that the record companies should either buy a car for artistes signed to their label or chatter an Uber for him or her. “It is just 1000 or 1500” he had said. He said record companies own artistes’ songs while the artists own the lyrics. He also said the problem with many artistes is that they ask for a lot of material things and still want to get a lot of money “If you ask for a lot of things, you will get a lower rate. While those who don’t would get a higher rate,” he said.

When Adenike asked Kenny what he considers before his record comoany signs an artist, the CEO said he ignores people that say they can sing but do not get their songs across to him. He said anyone who wants him to see and believe his or her capability should send his or her work via his Whatsap page and not just say it. But he said if such upcoming act after sending his or her work doesn’t get a call from him, that means he is not interested in the person’s work. Trying not to sound discouraging, Kenny said not being interested doesn’t mean such artiste is not good.

When Adenike asked him about signing gospel acts, Kenny said in the olden days it was not encouraging because when gospel artistes were sent to shows, they returned back with 5 sachets of oil compared to those doing secular songs which ended up bringing no revenues to the company.

However, Adenike told the CEO that gospel acts now charge a lot and are in money these days to which Kenny Ogungbe agreed to.

Kenny Ogungbe is not one of the CEO’s that loves to be called CEO with no activity engaging him, he also presents on the radio station, he does the press review in the morning, political dialogues in the afternoon and sometimes features in one or two shows of other presenters.

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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