MBI Series 5: Impact of Lyrics on Music Video

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Music Business Intelligence Series 5

Music Business Intelligence is a forum whereby you get educated on how to maximize your potentials in Music Business in a godly and a professional way. It involves training and seminars from music business veterans in the music industry. It is more important than ever to work smarter and more efficiently in this current music industry. Succeeding in performance, production, and management requires tremendous creative skills and strong work ethics. Music Business Intelligence is designed to assist those interested in all aspects of the entertainment industry, by educating them on how to succeed in their chosen careers, without compromising their Christian values.


Topic: Impact of Lyrics on Music Video

Date: June 13, 2020

Time: 11 am MST (Canada) or  10 am PDT (USA) or 6 pm GMT +1 (Nigeria)

Platform: Instalive (Follow @woodclef to watch live)

Guest: Akin Alabi (@akinalabifilms)

Host: Kayode Olusoji (@kayode_olusoji)


Meet Akin Alabi

Akin Alabi Woodclef Video Director

Short Profile of Akin Alabi

Akin Alabi is a Nigerian Music Video Director, a writer and entrepreneur. He is renowned as one of the video directors that pioneered the era of hip hop music video production in Nigeria and he has worked with several top artists.
He was into songwriting and graphic designing in his university days. His knowledge in graphics and audio production served as a platform to explore his skills in video production. Akin who is also a professional photographer can now be ranked among the best music video and home video directors in Nigeria.
As an artiste, he formed a group with his wife called T.I.V that went on to release the hit single, Komole in 2012 which went on to win several awards including Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) for best use of choreography, Nominee for Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) under the Best Gospel Video Category.
He is the creator of the animation TV series on Nigerian proverbs called “My Nigerian Proverb” that shows daily on African Magic, Trybetv, Yanga TV (UK) and on BRT buses in Lagos. In 2018, he released a book on Yoruba Proverbs titled Akomolowe: My Book of Yoruba Proverbs. He is passionate about the African culture and he is currently working on using the visual media to conserve Yoruba culture I particular. He Has won several awards including “2012 City People Award for Best Video Director, TAVA Award for Best Video Director and Best RnB Video” to mention but just a few.


Meet The Host: Kayode Olusoji

Kayode Olusoji’s Profile:

Speak the name Kayode Olusoji, and visions of dynamic worship songs and lively praise mostly of African tunes spiced with Contemporary flavor rush to mind.
The Multiple Awards Winner, Kayode, is known for his Cross-cultural songs and a smooth blending of African tunes with a contemporary flavor, creating a style that’s uniquely his own, which he describes as Afro Contempo Gospo Music. His performance is always filled with the aura, and the presence of God, leaving his audience speechless, craving for more of God.
Kayode , is a man on a mission. His mission is to reach out to the world via songs and groom the true worshippers, who will worship God in truth and in Spirit. He is a recording artiste, and his music is being aired in many radio stations and television stations in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, USA and Europe.
One of Kayode’s strengths is his compositions. His compositions are unique as described by many. He has written and composed well over five hundred songs ranging from R & B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Hip Pop, and Blues, Latin, and Afro music. Three solo albums later, his latest being the critically acclaimed recording, “Thank You” and “Grateful” which he recorded and release in 2019.
Kayode Olusoji who is fondly called “The Gidi Gan Master” by his fans, successfully combined music with banking for a decade. He’s nurtured a career that’s seen him sing globally in Europe and some countries in Africa. In Nigeria, he has racked up several miles on road spreading the gospel via music. In 2012, Kayode toured UK and went to cities like, London, Nottingham, Leicester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leatherhead. He had series of interview on television stations in Nigeria and Europe and he was interview on stations like Ben TV, in London a couple of times. Also, his video is a regular on OHTV, London, and the album is on OHTV stores and can be purchased online by fans in Europe. The video is also a regular on Premier Radio, London where he was also interviewed by Muyiwa Olanrewaju.
Kayode  is a Board Member and the Director, Digital Communications Chair, at Elephant Artist Relief Society (EARS) Calgary. He is also a Music Business Consultant, Digital Marketing Strategist and he is the CEO of Woodclef

Education & Certifications

  • B Tech Industrial Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Masters in Business Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Digital Marketing Certifications, University of Illinois
  • Post-Diploma Digital Marketing, Bow Valley College, Calgary, Alberta
  • Network Specialist, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Certified Digital Marketing Associate
  • Certified Marketing Strategy Associate
  • Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland
  • High Impact Business Writing, University of California, Irvine
  • Managing the Company of the Future, University of London

Awards & Nominations

His album has earned him six awards and fourteen nominations. Some of the awards include:

  • Best Traditional Contemporary Music
  • Nigerian Gospel Music Video Awards, 2013
  • Best International Male Artist, Gospel Music Awards, Italy, 2012
  • Best Indigenous Traditional music, Nigeria Gospel Awards, 2012
  • Best Afro Beat Artist, National Gospel Awards, 2011 and 2013
  • Finalist in the entertainment category, GAB Awards UK, 2013
  • Best Singing Couple, Rainbow Awards for Excellence, 2015  just to mention but a few

Kayode always accentuates that his main focus is to get those heavenly awards and rewards. His ultimate goal is to go the extra mile to win as many souls as possible for Christ and add many stars to his crowns in heaven.

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