Our pastors should reduce the preaching and focus on youth empowerment and mentor-ship. Words from Nigerian Born, On air personality and master of ceremony, MC Asawana. On his exclusive chat interview with Sammy Sas.
Sammy Sas: Pls can we meet you?
Mc Asawana: My name is Ovioma S. Ewomazino popularly called Mc Asawana, da Laff Sultan, the High Chief of Wazobiamax TV
Sammy Sas: Ose!
Sammy Sas: Oya tell us about your early stage in life growing up?
Mc Asawana: Wow! Grew up in a Christian home, son of a pastor, everything you do must be in line with the bible.
5boys 1girl and we were just monitored, not to go astray. My passion for entertainment and social life was almost affected due to my father’s belief. We got restricted to so many things. Then i was barred from playing active football, even when scout traced me to the house to meet my dad. He forced me stopped playing football. Born in Kaduna, spent part of my growing days in Sapele Delta State, school in Zamfara State, served in Oyo State, where i started my passion as a broadcaster with the broadcasting Corporation of OYO state, Ajilete FM Gambari Ogbomoso. Then moved back to Abuja, where i started as a freelance OAP for 3years before landing a job with Cool FM and now Wazobiamax TV.
Sammy Sas: Was journalism your passion when in secondary school?
Mc Asawana: Not at all. I’ve always wanted to be famous
Sammy Sas: I guess you are finally famous now?
Sammy Sas: With your experience in the broadcasting media, what do you think is the major challenge faced in the sector?
Mc Asawana: Not really, working towards it but achieving my dream is of Paramount important to me. My Passion which i finally discovered is what’s driving me now.
Mc Asawana: Government policies and technological change
Sammy Sas: What type of music do you listen to?
Mc Asawana: RnB, soft and Hip hop
Sammy Sas: As a pastor son I belief you would have love for Gospel music, so how can you rate the Gospel industry in Nigeria?
Mc Asawana: Below average. What we have now are gospel entertainers, they just do must for commercial purpose not to impact life. The few who uses their music to make impact also, are not ready to make a different, nurture the younger ones and also be fervent. The Church is also not helping matter, they don’t promote and look for people to help rather, they work on already established ones. Two churches in Nigeria we can boldly say promote the best gospel artist in the country are: Christ Embassy and House on the Rock,. They make them and also give them the enabling Environments to be stars in the kingdom, while other churches leverage on this by inviting them, paying them huge amount of money to feature in their programs.
Instead of looking inward, promote the young ones, pay for studio sessions, publicity, radio hype and interviews etc. That’s why when you meet the gospel artist, they are so dependent on God, every time they’ll tell you God bless you for supporting my career. Unlike the secular art, they want to blow, they do anything needed to bring them to the spotlight
Mc Asawana: Our pastors should reduce the preaching and focus on youth empowerment and mentorship
Sammy Sas: Gbam!
Sammy Sas: With the current set of gospel musicians we have in the country, do you see them getting the Grammy’s?
Mc Asawana: Never! but some might go as far a bin nominated for a top notch award category
Sammy Sas: Who are your favourite Gospel musicians you love listening to?
Mc Asawana: Solomon lange, Samsong, Preye Odede
Sammy Sas: So on a scale of 1-10 how well do you know your culture and traditions?
Mc Asawana: 5/10
Sammy Sas: Which ethnic group are you from?
Mc Asawana: Isoko south local government area of delta state
Sammy Sas: So which local meal can you prepare very well?
Mc Asawana: Banga
Sammy Sas: Starch?
Mc Asawana: Yes
Mc Asawana: But i can cook any other popular meal well
Sammy Sas: What is your favourite colour?
Mc Asawana: Purple and white
Sammy Sas: Who are your favourite public speakers/men of God?
Mc Asawana: Tough one
Sammy Sas: Lol
Sammy Sas: You obviously have that one favourite you would always want to listen to abi?
Mc Asawana: Anyway I’m a winner and have love for my papa no doubt but i love to listen to Sam Adeyemi, Sam Oye and David Ibiyomie
Sammy Sas: Apart from Jesus, who is your favourite character in the Bible?
Mc Asawana: David
Sammy Sas: Your favourite Bible verse is?
Mc Asawana: Seek ye first the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness…..
Sammy Sas: What’s your advice to aspiring Media personalities and Master of ceremonies?
Mc Asawana: Check if it’s your passion, don’t go into it for money or fame otherwise you become a mediocre. Study and master the craft and carve a niche for yourself. Get a mentor, the right mentor who can influence your life positively and take your time to do research about your chosen field. Above all, seek the face of God
Sammy Sas: So how can your fans reach you on social media?
Mc Asawana: Prince_asawana Instagram
Ovioma zeeno mcasawana Facebook
Sammy Sas: Thank you so much for your time Bro
Mc Asawana: You’re welcome. God bless you.
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