Former Beat 99.9FM On-Air-Personality, Fade Ogunro announced late last year that she was leaving the radio station and saying goodbye to her OAP career for good.
Fade Ogunro, who runs a film production company called Film Factory with her famous cinematographer brother; Sesan Ogunro, spoke to YNaija at a recent event on why she joined radio, her decision to leave radio and the way forward with Film Factory.
“The whole point of radio was to get to meet a lot of artistes. The reason behind that was because I owned a TV production company called Film Factory because when I moved to Nigeria, I didn’t know any artiste. So working on radio -Saturday and Sunday was a great way for me to meet the artiste so that I could shoot a lot of their videos.” Fade said on joining radio.
Speaking further, Fade revealed why she decided it was time to say goodbye to her blossoming career as an OAP.
She attributed her decision to the tasking duties of juggling a radio career and her film production company.
She said: “People know my brother Sesan the director and together we run the company. He is the director and I’m the executive producer. Over the last 4 years that the company has been running, we are constantly getting busier.”
“So leaving radio was simply because I have tried to manage my time over the last 5 years but it comes to a time where you are like – you know what, I can’t marry two husbands. I love the both of you but I have to pick one and I think my company fulfills me more.”
“We have gone from a staff of 3 to 30 in the last 3 years and the impact in terms of all the TV commercial and music videos I have shot. I feel like I’m impacting the African media a lot more which was my ultimate goal.”
“Even though radio gives me a certain fulfillment because I get millions of people around the world to listen to the show, I’m also with my company and on the other hand I train people like cameraman, sound guys, gaffers, lighting guys and editors.”
On why she decided it was time to quit, Fade said: “I was like I have turned 30. It’s a new year and I have been on radio for 5 years and I think it’s time for me to focus more on my company because it has gotten to the stage where I’m leaving my clients on set running to radio and I am not even concentrating on radio because I’m worried about what is going on at Film Factory.”
“So I’m doing a disservice to my fans as I’m late to my radio show and also doing the same to my clients because I’m leaving them on set. So I had to make the very difficult decision but I hope everything turns out well.”