On-air personality and CEO of M54, Wale Ewedemi has emerged the Nigerian winner for this year’s international young music entrepreneur of the year awards organised by the British Council.
The Abuja-based broadcaster and music enthusiast was interviewed in Lagos , alongside several other young music entrepreneurs. He was declared winner Monday April 7.
Ewedemi is expected to join other national winners from select developing countries to contest for the global prize in June.
The IYMEY is one of several creative industries awards initiated by the British Council to encourage young entrepreneurs in the creatuve sector and stimulate growth in those industries.
Emem Ema, a rapper and talent manager is the first Nigerian to win the prize. Although she lost the global prize, the award served as a tremendous boost to her career. In 2007 Chocolate City ’s Audu Maikori emerged the global winner for the IYMEY.
Interestingly, both Maikori (the outgoing winner) and Ewedemi (the new winner) are based in Abuja .
Ewedemi was until recently, the most respected OAP on Cool FM Abuja. Popularly called ‘the whiz’ at the station, he joined cool FM in 1999. He reportedly resigned his appointment recently to become a full time entrepreneur. Before now, he had made a name for himself in industry circles with his exploits in the PR and events terrain, using his company M54 as a vehicle…


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