- Posted by Team Superwoman
- On March 22, 2014
Tobechi Nneji is our SuperWoman for the month of March. She’s the head of programs at Dream FM Enugu.
She was a top contestant on the business TV reality show “The Next Titan”, a host of “Top Ten Most… The Music Commentators” on Chaannel O and even has a blog through which she reaches out to her fans when she’s off air. She’s everything, in short, she’s a SuperWoman.
Why did you choose to work on radio and how did it all start?
In your “beginning days” did you ever feel like you were talking to yourself?
Was this your dream as a little girl?
Why did you move from Vision fm to Kiss fm in Abuja and now Dream fm?
The answer is simple…it was time….Time for a new challenge, time for a new experience, time for a new sound. The move to Dream FM was a big risk though…I had never lived in the East or even been to Enugu. I knew that there would be so much I would have to learn and I hoped to God that I would find people patient enough to teach me. It was scary and in the 1st few months I wanted to just quit and go home to Abuja. But thank God that through his grace, my sister and parents and a crop of some of my close friends, I was brave enough to stay. I am happy I did.
Do you see yourself as someone who has the ability to influence the thoughts of people? (By reason of your job)
Do you ever feel nervous about dealing with angry callers.
What skills would one need to do what you do the way you do it?
sounds nice to listen to and finally, an open mind and disposition to learning. There are people you may want to be like, there are people you may want to sound like but I the most important thing is deciding and knowing who you are. YOU are the personality.
How does it feel, possibly being the youngest radio programs director in Nigeria
By reason of your position, are you seen by your co workers as strict?
Why did u start blogging?
Could you tell us about your participation in the business reality TV show “The Next Titan”?
You were nominated for the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards last year, how did it feel?
As regards your hosting of the “Top Ten Most…The Music Commentators”, on Channel O is it something you plan to do permanently?
Do you find satisfaction in what you do?
What challenges do you face frequently in your job?
There is a rumour that OAPs are not as rich as they sound, is this true?
hahaha….you want me to tell on all my industry people abi? Lol. Well, yes and no. I always tell people who seek my advice not to enter into broadcasting with the intention of getting rich from your salary. If you do that, you will find yourself being unhappy and maybe even frustrated. It is possible to earn a very comfortable living being an OAP/Presenter but you have to be able to take advantage of the platform and harness the influence that you have. So, yes, most OAPs are not as wealthy as they sound but those who have truly understood their role smile to the bank more often than not.
My biggest aspiration is to be happy…regardless of the decisions I take, I want to be able to live with them and be genuinely happy. I hope to branch off into TV and I hope to have my own talk show someday. Ultimately, I hope for my name to become a brand that other brands feel the need to associate with.
It is an honour to have a lady of your calibre grant us this section with you. As we round up, what word of advice can you give to young ladies who desire to follow your path.
Young girls…do not underestimate the value of a sound education. Value yourself and know yourself. Be confident but always willing to learn. Most of all, before you make decisions, say a few words of prayer…trust me, that is really the secret to all I have ever done right. God bless you.