Adesola Akerele

Digital Content Creator

Level
Junior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Adessy is a vibrant presenter/ director with an unwavering passion for storytelling. Her ability to self-shoot and present gives her a skillset which is perfect for creating content. With over 255,000+ views and 5,500+ subscribers on YouTube, Adessy has built a dedicated fanbase that supports her vision. Her content explores narratives which are often misrepresented in society. Whilst her passion for meaningful conversations, gives people the opportunity to speak and have their voices heard. What is amazing about this, is that she uses her voice to create environments where compelling and honest conversations can take place. Whether she is hosting an event or creating a web series Adessy is sure to provide an experience that will make a lasting impact.

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Presenting
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Editing Film
  • Presentations

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sky

    Sky

    • Television
  • Dream Nation

    Dream Nation

    • Technology
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    Douglas Road Productions

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      Success Talks

      Work history

      Currently

      Jun 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Independently scouted locations for crucial shoots featured on UKTV’s: Sir Lenny Henry’s Race Through Comedy documentary series. - Creatively brainstormed and developed unique treatments for shows designed to engage with young audiences. - Attentively produced sync pulls for directors and editors in post-production.

      Currently

      Creator of the Navigate Series

      Adessy

      Jan 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Scouted unique locations for shoots and sourced suitable guests for each episode - Hosted vibrant discussions with guests about their adulting experiences - Independently edited video footage and sourced music for post-production - Strategically devised a distribution strategy for launch in Spring 2019 - Watch here https://youtu.be/vTNBCNUNtjM

      2019

      Digital Content Executive

      Magnify

      Jul 2018 - Feb 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Autonomously curated unique digital content for platforms such as Instagram and Facebook - Designed and created engaging promotional graphics across media channels including Mailchimp, Facebook and Instagram, resulting in sold out events. - Independently produced daily content for Instagram feed including gifs, videos and images for the main feed as well as stories

      2018

      Social Media intern

      The Afolabis

      Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • • Devised social media and university engagement strategy • Conducted research on brand trends, podcasts and mailing lists • Researched SEO keywords and recognised the characteristics required for high search rankings

      2018

      Director of Brotherhood Documentary

      Adessy

      Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
      • Coventry, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Directed the Brotherhood Documentary - which was incorporated in Imperial College London’s Diversity Program and shared with partners at Linklaters. - Documentary was screened to over 100 professionals at Telefonica Wayra; 250 students at the University of Warwick and 250 people at the EY Powerlist Influencers Gala 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW554zMZPgY&t=17s

      2017

      Content Creator Intern

      Success Talks

      Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Worked on social media strategies to help promote content across media platforms. - Created unique short-form content for social media - Refined long-form content, so that it is easily accessible across all social media platforms - Worked on finding the best techniques to help grow the platform and encourage success at events

      2017

      Creative Intern

      Sky

      Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
      • Isleworth, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Presented an inspirational talk to 20 young people at Sky Academy; equipping them with advice about making the most out of their youth - Selectively logged important film clips for Sky Movies Summer promotional video - Enhanced videos by adding subtitles using Adobe After Effects on behind the scenes content that was featured on Sky’s intranet

      2016

      Social Media Host

      Dream Nation

      Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Confidently operated Facebook Live as a social media correspondent at the Dream Nation 'I Have A Dream' conference - Exemplified skills of communication and innovation while hosting over 20 live Interviews with guests at the conference - Managed the Facebook live page with over 2000 likes during the conference

      Education

      2018

      Bachelor of Arts (BA)

      University of Warwick

      Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
      • United Kingdom
      • BA English Literature 2.1

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