MY OPEN LETTER TO EVERY MC, DJ, OAP, VJ, MUSIC MINISTERS ‘UNDER MY INFLUENCE’ (TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN).
Seek to know More, Never allow Strive, Jealousy or Negative Competitive Spirit in Your Life. It ruins dreams, don’t ever feel arrived at any stage of Your Life, Even the least in Your Circle can teach You. Learn all You can from here and there, it doesn’t matter who the teacher is. #REMEMBER:We don’t even know the name of Your Mathematics teacher right now, except You choose to acknowledge Him/Her, which is a good thing to do by the way.
2.LISTEN EVEN WHILE YOU TALK:
How do You SAY when You haven’t HEARED? MCs, OAP, DJs Music Ministers (Public Speakers) in My Opinion ought be the Best in Listening, so as to be a Better Talkers. There’s more to this but its for another Day.
3.NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU ARE, BUT THERE ARE MANY AHEAD OF YOU(RESPECT THEM).
You should know who You are as Person and in Your line of Business, But Pride has never helped anyone that I know of, Respect those who Started off before You and even those, though may not be Better than You but by reason of Grace Have gone ahead of You, When You get to this Level in life, then You will know just what this means.
4.SOW SEEDS TO MEN OF GOD, AND THOSE AHEAD OF YOU OR IN YOUR LINE OF BUSINESS(BE A GIVER GENERALLY).
Nothing Opens doors or help for Platforms or Opportunities like seeds/giving that I know of yet. Effectual Doors are opened to even ‘Fools’ the wicked and very Rude People, How Much more those with good character and Deligence to their Craft. that’s how much this can help You in this Business.
5.SOME CLIENTS PAY YOU BASED ON YOUR DRESS SENSE(ALWAYS LOOK GOOD).
If I could be more emphatic on this, I would have, but a word they say, is enough for the wise, NOTE: Looking Good has nothing to do with Luxurious or expensive Wears. Just TAKE A LESSON FROM THE ANT.
6.WATCH YOUR WORDS:
You are an MC(Master of Ceremony), OAP(On Air Personality), Music Leader, Every word You Say Carries Life or Death and Has the ability to keep the People or Event alive or Dead… Let Your Words Be as a Medicine to those Under the sound of Your Voice, Let Your words make people Laugh, Yeah… This Means You don’t have to be a Comedian to Make Your Listeners Laugh.
Be humble and be humble for real, Don’t say Sir/Ma/Yes Boss etc to someone and Be rude the Next Minute.
#LISTEN: In 2017 I got My first Hundred(100) Thousand Pay and Had to travel out of Makurdi as an MC in this Same BENUE, where Some say Nothing is Working, In the Opinion of the BRIDE who invited Me, at the MARRIAGE I and My Co-MC(Name withheld) anchored, The Bride Said “I was Humble and Disciplined, while My Co-MC wasn’t, She Said He was Rude to Her Family Members” Hmmmmm.
Frankly Sir/Ma, I still don’t know the Bases for Her Judgement for My Being Humble up until this Day but in any Case, Mind Your Words.
7.YOUR CHARISMA CARRIAGE AND CONDUCT AT EVENTS:
These three if Carefully watched and Carefully Practiced, just might give You Ten More Jobs/Platforms from the very Event You Were Spotted, I lie not.
Some MUSIC MINISTERS Walk about too Much, before, During and After Ministerations. ‘Watin Una dey Find Sef? Mtcheeeww’… One Reason You want to See Your Favorite Star again is because You don’t have much access to Him, Stop being ‘too available’ and I hope You get this right.
For an MC, Often times You can’t help But walk around just to keep Order and things working fine but it Could be checked, DJs stay at Your Bid and stop Making Celebrants or Event Organizers Look For You, You are a Disk Jockey not Event or Environmental Jockey.
If You Can, Eat from Your House, Eat Before the Event starts or at the End. Funny how MCs, DJs and the likes are seen Wrestling for Food at Events, Wonder why You hardly get referrals? Lol.
8.YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE IS KEY:
For Money(heaven) sake this is 21st Century, Why are You NOWHERE TO BE FOUND LIKE MY SINS, Lol.
If people don’t have Your Number(s) they should be able to Reach on Social Media and Am not Saying You must Make Post or Send Broadcast every Minute like Some Folks do on WhatsApp, Don’t be a Noise maker with Nothing to Show For. Just be Present at ‘all times’. The Second time I had to Travel Out of MAKURDI To Anchor a Wedding in LAGOS, The Bride Chatted Me Up on INTAGRAM, I Mean INTAGRAM o, Until then I never Use to chat there. If In Doubt I could Munch the Chats and Send to You. Well, needless right? Just TAKE A LESSON FROM THE ANT.
9.UNTIL YOU HIT PERFECTION, REHEARSAL AND SCRIPT MAKING IS NEEDFUL:
Truth is, You can become a master or an authority in Your Craft but Perfection, I do not have that assurance and this Means, Rehearsing and Scripting is never going out of fashion, another or a better Form of Script is the Teleprompter Used Broadcasters(On Television), So In Your Mind, Those News Casters are Reading from Their Head abi? Well done Sir! Lol
Who says Using a Script or Rehearsals makes You Less better of other OAP,MC,VJ,DJ, MUSIC MINISTER etc? Its rather shows You’re diligent and organized. Do this as Often as You Can.
10.SEEK GOD, GET WISDOM:
In all these, You need to Consciously know that It is God that gives Power to get wealth and Amazingly He is the Rewarder of Them that diligently Seek HIM.
Every Second that’s passes, There are over a Thousand and One other MCs, Musicians, DJs, VJs OAPs etc waiting for an Opportunity to feel in Your Space, But Like Akonyiriiro Adanna Nwokafor once wrote, “GOD IS A PRESERVATIVE”, He alone has the power Keep, Sustain and Promote You in that Career.
#Look: Even if You fail in all Nine as listed above, God is Able to Keep You Relevant.
Seek to be Relevant and not Trend for just a Moment, You won’t be Here forever but let Your Name remain.
If this Makes Sense to You, Kindly Help Someone by Sharing. Many thanks
WRITEN BY Ybits Oketa
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