So the thing about this interview is that it took me on a journey I went from being all serious to tearing up in the name of laughter and then back to seriousness all over again.
Hey Guys! Today on this segment of the blog is the popular ‘Ayulah’, I once came across a video on Instagram of a couple dancing to an Indian song at their wedding reception and the MC was so serious coordinating the dance, I thought to myself the guests must have had the laughter of their lives but my thought didn’t end there as Ayulah seem to have a great sense of humor who will make an event bubbly, At least people get to see that side of him a lot but there is more that we do not see,I followed him on Instagram and I knew there was more to him, I was certain to get him to share that other part of him and inspire people, so I asked him for an Interview and he warmly granted me one.
Tell us about the Yourself
My name is Ayobami Yusuf popularly known as Ayulah. I am a native of Omu-Aran, Kwara State. I am the 3rd of 5 children. A graduate of Geology from University of Ilorin.
How did you come about the name ‘Ayulah’?
And then, when friends and families had small gatherings, they usually turn to the one who had the confidence to face the crowd. That was how it started for me. But as a professional, my first paid job was on December 5th,2015. It was the 60th Birthday anniversary
Hehehehehehehe. Proudest achievement? I am simply happy with myself. The fact that I am doing what I love and getting paid for it makes me happy. I am glad that within the time I started out, I have been noticed. Not just within my locality but even beyond the shores of Nigeria. I remember a lady called from Dubai and asked how much I’ll charge to anchor her wedding reception. She said she found me on social media and like my work. That’s a small victory worth celebrating.
What was your last appraisal?
What are the top 5 qualities a MC should have?
What would you say to someone who wants to be a Mc?
Being a successful MC is not an overnight task. One good event cannot propel you as an MC to stardom. The role of an emcee is quite demanding and challenging. There are two major tips I’ll like to share with anyone who intends to venture into emceeing
For a beginner, the first step is to get a mentor. Not just as an MC, whatever vocation you have chosen, get someone in your field to mentor you. Someone to guide you by giving you informal transmission of knowledge to get you to where you want to be and beyond. There’s no substitute to having a mentor. I read from Teju Babyface’s book(Secret of the Streets) where he said -‘There are basically two ways of getting wisdom in life: from experience and at the foot of a mentor. Having one without the other is like answering only half a question in an important examination’