MBI Series 8: How to Manage a Band

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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: How to Manage a Band

Date: July 4th, 2020

Time: 12 noon MST (Canada) or  11 am PDT (USA) or 7 pm GMT +1 (Nigeria)

Platform: Instalive (Follow @woodclef to watch live)

Guest: Tosin Bee (@tosinbee)

Host: Kayode Olusoji (@kayode_olusoji)

Meet Our Guest: Tosin Bee
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Adejumobi Oluwatosin Akinkunmi also known as Tosin Bee was born on May 24 in Ilorin, Kwara State. He hails from Oyo state – Ogbomoso to be precise. Tosin is an English graduate of the prestigious Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ago-Iwoye. Ogun state.
His music prowess dates back to his gene, his grandfather – Samuel Adejumobi who was known to be a very good singer. A rare blend of simplicity, humility, dexterity, integrity all fussed together makes the man – Tosin Bee.
As a first firm step, Tosin joined ‘da roots’, a 3 man music band which consisted of himself, Rumide and Sam. They rocked the town and traveled through the western states of the country to bless the people, with a new style of music-ministration. However the group disbanded due to individual career pursuit. It was here that Tosin decided to forge on and make a career out of music. The Word of God is his main source that drives him on to greater heights. And this kept him going in spite of challenges.
Tosin’s sonorous voice continues to captivate his listening audience. Unequivocally, his unique class of gospel music largely consists that of R n B, Hip-fuji, Jazz, Ewi (traditional yoruba chant) and injects a breath of fresh air in the Nigerian gospel arena. Already his single ”You are God’ is fast becoming a favorite in Christian circles and beyond – even in the secular world
Tosin Bee has not stopped at just releasing a single, but has also been  a blessing to churches and ministries in Africa and beyond.
He has also shared the stage with the likes of DON MOEN,  BYRON CAGE, KIM BURREL, JONATHAN NELSON, KURT CARR, SONNIE BADU, UCHE AGU, KING SUNNY ADE, DR EVANG EBENEZER OBEY, NATHANIEL BASSEY, CHIOMA JESUS, TOPE ALABI, SAMMIE OKPOSO, TIM GODFREY, etc.
His passion equally goes out to the elderly who are struggling to make ends meet. Thus his TOSIN BEE HOPEFUL INITIATIVE  for the elderly, is currently being put in place to administer help to senior citizens of Nigeria.
His vision is to become a catalyst of unadulterated worship and a positive point of reference in the Nigerian Gospel Music Industry.
Tosin’s overall mission is to unleash the force of worship through the vehicle of music.

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


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