Today we will be getting up close with Benue based/ Talents TV presenter, CEO “Voice Of The Voiceless” group and an amazing writer and singer as we were made to know. it was a detailed interaction with the Koredo Bello look alike. Read through and Enjoy.
MAKHITS: WELCOME ON BOARD.
DAMIAN: Thank you very much.
MAKHITS: PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT “DAMIAN”.
DAMIAN: Well I’m Damian Ashinjo, a presenter, writer and actor.
I sing too, a lot people don’t know that.
MAKHITS: INTERESTING, KINDLY TAKE US DEEPER INTO YOUR WORLD, TELL US ABOUT YOUR KIND OF PERSON, EDUCATIONAL AND FAMILY BACKGROUND.
DAMIAN: I come from a family of 4, the last boy and 2nd child of the family… initially I wanted to be a priest, so my parents sent me to a seminary school for 6years which I completed with good grades (a lot of people don’t know this). On the contrary I changed my mind about being a priest, maybe I wasn’t ready or called (laughs). Meanwhile I’m in BSU now studying environmental management & toxicology. I’m a shy person, I know a lot of people will wonder what I mean, but there are things I just can’t do in public even if others are happy doing it… in summary I’m a grounded and free spirited person, thank you!!!
MAKHITS: OKAY, LET US MOVE STRAIGHT TO WHAT YOU DO, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PRESENTER?
DAMIAN: Well, how long??? Let’s see… I started presenting the day I started talking (laughs) but professionally I mean when I got in front of cameras let’s say 4years ago, but I have always been on the stage as a kid doing one debate or commentary or another…it has always been my thing (thank God).
DAMIAN: Thank you!!
MAKHITS: WE WILL LOVE YOU TO SHARE WITH US YOUR FIRST MOMENTS AS A PRESENTER, WHAT WERE THE THINGS YOU DID WHICH YOU NOW WISH YOU NEVER DID?
DAMIAN: Ahhhh!! My first moment on stage in my life I can’t 4get…the reception was crazy, I mean a lot of people who weren’t familiar with my voice, where wondering who I was, some people even said I should be thrown out because they came 4 serious business…I felt embarrassed, from that day I swore never 2 be a presenter ever again! But I was wrong, what is important is what’s in me and what I have 2 offer, they’ll all adjust 2 me and so I kept on.
MAKHITS: YOU SAID YOU ARE AN UNDERGRADUATE OF THE BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY; PLEASE TELL US, HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO COMBINE EDUCATION WITH YOUR WORK AS A PRESENTER/HOST?
DAMIAN: There is no better answer than to say it’s been God!!! Time management is the key! Plus prayers.
MAKHITS: COOL, ASIDE BEING A PRESENTER/HOST, YOU ARE ALSO THE CEO OF THE BRAND “VOICE OF THE VOICELESS”, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT IT, WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT, WHAT MANDATE DOES IT WORK BY AND HOW EFFECTIVE HAS IT BEING SINCE INCEPTION?
DAMIAN: Voice of the voiceless (VOTV) is a Non- profit organization (NPO). A campaign set out to create awareness for the less privileged, communities, and all in need! We provide health care, raise funds, support Families who need help. Our 1st public appearance was the ‘help clean the orphanage’ outreach we embarked on (10th may), since then we’ve been doing other projects but we don’t publicize everything, cause we want to actually support these people with Our 1st public appearance was the ‘help clean the orphanage’ outreach we embarked on (10 may), since then we’ve been doing other projects but we don’t publicize everything, cause we want to actually support these people without making too much noise. You know there are some things you do that you don’t really need to tell the world, the people involved will sing your praise. Meanwhile we are working on our present project which will involve the public and partnership from other organizations (we’ll get you informed) but what you should know now is we currently working with the Samuel ioron foundation (SIF) in the forthcoming “awareness fashion walk/talk show on autism and dyslexia” which is scheduled to hold on the 20th of Nov. @ Lois hotel. There is so much to do and VOTV is working tirelessly. It’s not easy.
MAKHITS: YOU WORK FOR TALENTS TV OWNED BY BENUE BASED BUSINESS MOGUL, JOHNICKS, DON’T YOU THINK YOU ARE INVOLVED IN JUST TOO MANY THINGS, IT STILL BEATS MY IMAGINATION HOW YOU MANAGE TO HANDLE ALL THESE, ANY SECRET YOU WOULD LOVE TO SHARE?
DAMIAN: I don’t understand what you mean by too much?
As a presenter you need a platform and if talents TV is one that can classify me as a presenter then I don’t know what your saying, lol… you see the truth is, just know what you’re doing and do it well, every other thing will make its way.
MAKHITS: RECENTLY, YOU WERE NOMINATED FOR A REALITY TV SHOW, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT IT.
DAMIAN: Yes I was nominated for a reality TV show which I made it to the house with 268 votes… the competition was scheduled for December but now they’ve moved it backwards to November 20th and this will clash with my school activities so I’m opting out because my School comes first! I have a lot of things to do I have been to auditions lately, been casted for a movie to be shot next year, a lot of things that soon you’ll see for yourself! Just keep watch of me, lol, I’m sorry I’m a very secretive person.
MAKHITS: YOU ARE A STRONG AFFILIATE AND MEMBER OF THE BENUE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, YOU KNOW A GREAT DEAL OF THINGS HAPPENING IN THE INDUSTRY, PLEASE WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT HERE IN BENUE STATE?
DAMIAN: The entertainment industry in Benue is growing and I’m sure we’ll all reach that promise land, we just need to work hard, be real to ourselves and stop being fake.
MAKHITS: IF YOU WERE MADE THE GOVERNOR OF BENUE STATE NOW, WHAT WILL BE THE FIRST ACTION YOU WILL TAKE TO BETTER THE STANDARDS OF LIVING IN THE STATE?
DAMIAN: Lol, this question is technical, Well…. I’m not the politics person but i’ll answer the question only if I become the Governor…I just can’t say alot will be done!
MAKHITS: I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO ASK YOU MY NEXT QUESTION FOR A VERY LONG TIME NOW
WHEN I SAW YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME, I SAW A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE WITH KOREDE BELLO, ARE YOU IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE #GODWIN CROONER?, Lol
DAMIAN: Hahhahah…No No, just resemblance… but i’ll have to ask my mum maybe she has some explaining to do… lol.
MAKHITS: OKAY, BUT I HOPE I AM NOT THE FIRST TO HAVE ASKED YOU THIS.
MAKHITS: AWESOME, SO TELL US WHAT IS THE NEXT PROJECT AT HAND BY YOUR “VOICE OF THE VOICELESS” BRAND, WOULD YOU MIND GIVING US AN EXCLUSIVE BLUE-PRINT?
DAMIAN: We are working on a lot of things oh, but our energy and strength is on the forthcoming autism and dyslexia awareness with Samuel ioron foundation as the host… by next year our malaria project starts by God grace!
MAKHITS: I SEE YOUR UPDATES AND PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU SEEM TO BE THE “LADIES MAN”, YOU ALWAYS HAVE THEM AJAR, PLEASE COMMENT ABOUT THIS OBSERVATION.
DAMIAN: Hahahahahaha…. women were meant to be by our side (lol) So… it’s normal you should see dat. It’s nice to know cool people especially ladies, they promote your brand, I love them!
MAKHITS: OKAY, LET ME SET YOU UP HERE, ARE YOU INTO ANY RELATIONSHIP? IF YES PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FLAUNT HER HERE, IF NO ARE YOU SEARCHING? (Am sure your female fans will love to know).
DAMIAN: Well to be honest I’m not in any relationship as it is now… truth is, I’m always on the road, no time! Lol…. what I need now is a wife not a girlfriend! you understand now hahaha.
MAKHITS: AFTER SCHOOL, WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS TO CATAPULT YOU AND YOUR BRAND FROM THE CURRENT LEVEL IT IS?
DAMIAN: After school… I will set myself above anything else, I’ll be working 4 my brand to be at its best. Already I have some jobs/ connects who seriously wanna work with me and the location is just the problem, so I feel after school I’m changing my environment for good.
MAKHITS: PLEASE, TELL US YOUR TOP 3 BENUE CELEBRITY CRUSH.
DAMIAN: I have crushes ooh, plenty sef hahahaha… but to be honest they aren’t celebrities ohhh!
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THREE YEARS TIME?
DAMIAN: Successful and useful in every sense of the word.
I’m alive to be remembered!
MAKHITS: LAST WORDS FOR YOUR FANS AND READERS OF THIS ARTICLE?
DAMIAN: Well, to all my Damianholics, work hard, discover yourself, put yourself to use, pray always and never forget to be thankful, for every gratitude shown, you receive more! I love you guys big!
MAKHITS: WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT www.MAKHITS.com?
Makhits.com is arguably one among the blogs that keep it real, fresh contents, facts, and totally different in her way of operation. I praise your efforts.
MAKHITS: DO YOU HAVE ANY SHOUT-OUTS TO GIVE?
DAMIAN: Yeah! I wanna make shout out to my friends, family members, management (disturbing Africa Media) colleagues in the business, I don’t want to call any name because I won’t finish, lol I also what to make a shout out to all that believe in me may God increase and bless ya ‘all and for those who don’t believe in me, may I give you a reason to soon !lol.
MAKHITS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME WITH US, DO HAVE A GREAT DAY.
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