INTERVIEW: Why I started ‘The Overall Man’ podcast

Canada-primarily based mostly Nigerian broadcaster, Kole Onabanjo (Koleezo), in this interview, speaks on his unique podcast “which seeks to give answers to the challenges the ‘overall man’ faces no longer finest in Nigeria however globally”.

He says the periodic broadcast will topic social norms however all the blueprint by provide different alternate choices to a huge possibility of socio-financial and political challenges going by the realm.

He tells PREMIUM TIMES how he hopes to whole this. Excerpts:

PT: Repeat us a bit about your self, background, education, excessive choices in lifestyles, outstanding experiences that formed your lifestyles.

Koleezo: I modified into born in Ile-Ife (Osun Convey, South-west Nigeria) and furthermore studied legislation available. I grew up in Lagos and attended Ikeja excessive faculty and Kings College, Lagos.

I in actual fact discover a PDDip in promoting from a college within the UK. I’m a sports actions fanatic, no longer too long ago I’ve been loving the UFC a long way more than I esteem soccer.

The excessive level in my lifestyles is but to occur and I voice I am who I am cos I modified into a center child who enjoyed spending time by myself and that gave me the different to receive an unbiased and modern mind.

PT: The name Koleezo looks to discover stuck. Any sage on the aid of the sage?

Koleezo: The name Koleezo, in actual fact Don Koleezo modified into given to me by a legitimate friend of mine whereas I modified into in Ife studying. I launched tune the usage of the name Kole hash and easily sprint by Kole after I’m doing stand-up comedy however nowadays, I’ve been feeling nostalgic and Koleezo looks rather candy and catchy to me and so I’m thinking of making it a imprint.

PT: Why would any individual desire to hearken to your podcast: the final man?

Koleezo: The Overall Man is nothing esteem they’ve heard sooner than. It’s a raw podcast and no longer for the faint-hearted. As mighty as I would esteem for everybody to listen and learn from the final man podcast, it is no longer for everybody and that’s so ironic.

It’s called the final man due to that’s who I am. I’m esteem everybody and I desire what everybody wants and that’s many of of recordsdata.

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So whenever you’re available and you’re bored with paying attention to the identical typical media and you’re buying for a singular and unfiltered different, the final man podcast is for you.

PT: It’s speculated to discover a social commentary vis a vis philosophy underpinning. What would you expose critics who inspect such stuff as armchair criticism that would no longer tackle trendy-day challenges or offer practicable alternate choices?

Koleezo: The silly thing is that critics are these that halt the most talking with out offering alternate choices. The final man podcast standpoint is to no longer criticise however to remain as perform as which that you just can imagine whereas bringing to light serious disorders within the most animated formula.

The incontrovertible truth that I in actual fact discover the braveness to originate my mouth and talk up for others to listen to my enthralling views is one thing the so-called critics ought to learn from – sugar-coating has been our biggest topic and that’s what I don’t halt on the podcast, I call things as they are and when it’s time to aid my solutions up with actions, you’re gonna inspect me too.

The podcast is aloof unique and critics are going to glimpse that it’s no longer licensed a podcast however a circulation heading in direction of the finest route and uncharted grounds.

PT: To this level it is doubtless you’ll maybe maybe maybe discover taken on some controversial topics equivalent to sexual rights, Femi Kuti’s community schism, and furthermore planning to capture on more of such underreported topics. Are you a revolt?

Koleezo: I am a sure-minded revolt. I in actual fact discover a modern mind that needs to be engaged, exercised, and put aside to work frequently. I must duvet the sage on the aid of the sage and dig deep into disorders.

I’m no longer doing this for the follows and the likes on social media, I halt this due to it is miles who I am, a sure-minded revolt.


PT: ‘Basically the most organic podcast ever,’ looks to be the hook for you. What does this point out?

Koleezo: As I talked about earlier, I don’t sugarcoat things, I don’t even ‘over-put collectively and capture a look at to be esteem a uninteresting recordsdata anchor. I talk to all my guests esteem we are licensed chums catching up at a beer parlor. What’s more organic than two chums catching up over a couple of bottles of beer and a plate of ‘nkwobi’ (South-east delicacy) or two?

PT: How halt you resolve for audio system, interviewees?

Koleezo: I don’t glimpse out for superstar guests- it’s no longer in actual fact my thing. As a overall man, I draw shut other folks within my contact and of us that are with out speak accessible. Most of all, they ought to be very educated and big about whatever topic we would be discussing.

As an instance, I would moderately call a bricklayer who mixes and uses ‘kpomkpom’ to defend Dangote Cement and quiz him to present me his raw thought on the quality of Dangote cement in speak of looking forward to months to search out Dangote cement’ respectable spokesperson that would possibly near and lie to us that they’ve the true quality on the earth, lol. I succor it easy however educated.

PT: Many would argue that Nigerians in diaspora equivalent to that you just can never in actual fact realize the challenges faced aid dwelling in Nigeria and would possibly maybe maybe furthermore at finest offer vulnerable alternate choices that halt no longer tackle such concerns. How halt you react to this?

Koleezo: Smartly these other folks didn’t know me after I modified into climbing okada (bike) and navigating visitors licensed to receive to work. Those other folks didn’t know me after I modified into doing 0-1-0 and studying with a candle in OAU, Ife licensed to change right into a citizen Nigeria would possibly maybe maybe furthermore very properly be glad with.

I modified into born and raised in Nigeria so there’s no longer this form of thing as a amount of suffering in Nigeria I in actual fact discover never experienced. So when someone esteem myself provides alternate choices, I voice our other folks and leaders ought to listen.

Publicity is known. It’s essential to learn what’s working for various countries and inspect how we can charge the identical work for us and even halt mighty larger. The majority of Nigerians in Nigeria desire to commute in a foreign country so why dislike someone that suffered esteem you and is now in a foreign country?

I’m sure it modified into someone that seen prepaid meter within the diaspora that made the circulation for us to discover prepaid meters now. So in closing, we ought to contain ourselves no topic blueprint, live perform, and learn from one one other as mighty as we can.

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