Merchantcolony: Hmmm I see, What are your favorite tools as a social media/ brand influencer?
Yinka Rahman: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blog, YouTube
Merchantcolony: Talking about mentorship, whats your point of view and do you have any?
Yinka Rahman: There is nothing wrong with having a mentor but I don’t have a mentor.
Merchantcolony: Was There A Person In Your Career Who Really Made An Impact?
Yinka Rahman: Hmmmm, My dad, from day one. I’m not the lucky type when it comes to help and aid. Anytime the going gets tough, it’s being my dad and also one uncle of mine Wale Adiatu.
He has a good heart, but I’m not the type that turns burden on people.
He was always ready to help.
He sent me money severally when I was in school as well.
Merchantcolony: What are the 3 things anyone starting in the industry need to know?
Yinka Rahman: Well,
Firstly, the person needs to know that nothing good comes easily. Being an influencer can be tedious from the start. The person must be very ready to spend lots of money on data and staying online.
Secondly, the person should not be money motivated. Passions should be put into consideration if he is not deriving joy from it.
It’s advisable he stops and find something else to do.
Merchantcolony: How do you mean on point number 2?
Yinka Rahman: For example, anyone starting and wanting money to start rolling in instantly is only deceiving himself or herself. Passion comes first, he should be dedicated and give himself a standard. Branding is very important. Don’t just do things anyhow. Brand yourself. Though, as earlier stated money might not come in at first, and money might come in at first as well. Depending on how attractive the brand is.
Merchantcolony: Considering this 3 things, Can we really say this is what keeps you going when things get tough in your business?
Yinka Rahman: Yes bro, although It wasn’t easy. I shed tears at a point particularly during those times when my colleagues were making sales and I wasn’t making any. But I never let it weigh me
Merchantcolony: That’s serious, which mean passion keeps the fire burning
Yinka Rahman: Yeah, I even thought of selling my twitter account and focus on some other things
But I just couldn’t, the passion was always there.
I kept on pushing until I had massive followers on my platform and people started getting attracted to it
Merchantcolony: From your experience and also as an advice to up and coming brand influencer,
What would you say is the #1 key to success in business?
Yinka Rahman: The key to success is perseverance. In each of your actions to become successful one must realize that quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit even if you fail, keep trying till you get it right; That’s the secret
Really, No one celebrates a failure. No one will know you when you are still struggling. But when it’s done, they feel you went through nothing but in you, you know you went through hell
Merchantcolony: On a scale of 1-10 is more like rating Nigerian brand Influencers based on the impact they are making
Yinka Rahman: 10/10 Nigerian brand Influencers are very independent. TV stations, radio stations, and newspaper company, politicians, event planners, artists all of them make use of digital platforms to push their brands which makes the role of brand influencers inevitable.
Merchantcolony: Thank you for attending this interview once again
|Yinka Rahmon CEO afrobadooMedia
Yinka Rahmon is a brand influencer who works with individuals and organizations He has worked with several organizations which include brands like Edge records, Don Maseratti Entertainment, Penzarville Africa, Star, Forex Trade, Merrybet, etc.
He is the founder of Afrobadoo Media Nigeria, an online blog dedicated to giving updates on the latest Gist, News, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion, Lifestyle, Music, and Videos.
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