Amazing! How long have you been in your role for?
I interned at Capital XTRA as an assistant producer for 3 months and have been kept on as a freelance casual worker.
Nice, well done on turning an internship into a more long-term role. Tell us about when you got the call from Capital XTRA?
I screamed, cried and prayed! I couldn’t believe I got the phone call from my soon to be boss!
We can imagine how you must’ve felt!
A little secret – I didn’t actually believe it until I received the confirmation email. I was that much in shock!
To be fair, it is a massive opportunity, so I can understand why you may have been doubtful at first. So, what were your day-to-day tasks?
I initially worked evening shifts 5 days a week. My tasks consisted of finding content for Yinka’s show, building app scripts for her show, editing interviews and building shows on audition, inputting metadata on pre-recorded shows and manoeuvring radio software like Geneysis.
That sounds really technical… but cool at the same time!
That is amazing! You must’ve been buzzing!
Definitely, it felt surreal at the time.
So, how do you manage your time with tasks?
Every minute counts in radio, so I write out what I need to do and the deadline for it.
Did you face any challenges working at Capital XTRA?
Radio is an extremely fast-paced environment, so managing time was a challenge at first, but I improved as time passed.
Have you got a personal highlight from working at Capital XTRA?
My top three highlights would have to be 100% meeting Yinka Bokinni, seeing the hard work that the Capital XTRA team put into producing great radio shows and meeting Wretch 32 in the flesh!
Endless perks with the job right!?
What are your career aspirations and goals?
I am passionate about becoming a leading broadcaster in radio and a trusted name in the music industry.
That’s really cool, can you share some key tips for those wanting to break into the creative industry?
I am still learning, but one thing I am grateful to have learnt is that everyone’s journey is different, so don’t be discouraged if the person you admire got their big break at 20 even though you’re 27. Keep going and if the bulb dies – your passion will reignite it.
That’s great advice, Busola – I agree with that. What should we expect from you in the future?
I plan to challenge myself creatively and put out more visual content. I will also be launching my brand called ‘Afropella’ which is a platform that will use pure vocals to highlight the growing appreciation of Afrobeats here in the UK.
That sounds exciting! We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you, and we appreciate you speaking with us today!
Busola is a future star you need to follow. We wish her all the best in her upcoming plans.