Lekan Ogunbanwo – Provost
With his clear diction, deep baritone voice, diligence and youthful enthusiasm, Lekan became the darling of viewers and listeners. To further sharpen his knowledge; he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism Lagos where he obtained the professional Diploma in Journalism in 1985.
In a bid to enlarge his capacity for distinction, Lekan attended several relevant courses and on-the-job training. With a strong determination for self-development, Olalekan had a steady rise through the broadcasting ladder. He later graduated with the English Language at the Lagos State University and obtained Masters in Public Administration in the same institution.
At Radio Lagos, he pioneered the evergreen Lagos This Morning Programme which still enjoys wide listenership. He also anchored notable programmes such as Esquire, Ten-to-Twelve, Marathon Beats, Eko FM Man-of-the-year and Sincere Wishes amongst others.
In 1997, the Lagos State Government restructured the comatose former Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation (LSBC). It was split into two autonomous: Lagos State Television Service and Lagos State Radio Services for efficiency. The then Administration named him the General Manager of Radio Lagos. His first primary assignment was the completion of Eko FM project which hit the airwaves on December 1, 1997.
With his unique leadership style, the organization was revived. The patronage of the two stations: Radio Lagos/Eko FM consequently hit the roof. The acceptance and recognition of the two stations brought about credible endorsements and awards. In 2005, Lekan was appointed a Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Public Service, and redeployed to Radio Lagos and was consequently redeployed to Lagos Television, where he had served in various capabilities for nine years to resuscitate the station. Within the years of his leadership, Ogunbanwo has brought his indelible mark of excellence to bear on the affairs of the Station.
Seun Shobo – Academy Chief Executive
Oluwaseun SHOBO is an incredibly gifted individual. Fondly called The BrandMASTER, Shobo is a sought after brand consultant, premium voice over talent and an inspirational speaker.
He began his career as a brand consultant whose passion is to build brands locally to gain global relevance. He has worked with various multinational brands. He is also responsible for the birth of many start-up brands; some of which have become conglomerates.
With over fifteen years as an active player in the voice-over industry; his passion for its growth and a need to groom African talents for global takeover inspired him to start the pioneer training hub for voice talents in Africa (The first-ever in Subsaharan Africa), The Voice Over Academy (www.voiceoveracademyng.com) as well as the continent’s largest and most professional pool of voices- The Voice Over Bank (www.voiceoverbank.com.ng).
Shobo who displays leadership effortlessly in the global voice over industry is a pioneer African member of global bodies such as Voice and Speech Trainers Association U.S.A and World Voices Organization (WOVO). His projects have attracted global attention which includes a host of local and international media houses. He has also earned numerous awards and accolades from various platforms and higher institutions across Nigeria due to the wealth of experience he has garnered in the Marketing Communications industry.
He has immensely enhanced brand perception among existing and new brands through the timeless nuggets he shares on his social media platforms. Shobo's dream is to constantly transform and disrupt any industry he ventures into primarily focused on building from Africa to gaining global relevance
Adeiye Oluwaseun-Sobo – Executive Director
A well versed educationist. She has been in the teaching profession for over eight years despite her background in Economics. An Alumna of Covenant University and the University of Nottingham, U.K. She is presently a postgraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
She derives pleasure in knowledge transfer and the development of exceptional educational policies that give every single individual, both young and old access to quality education.
Adeiye is also the founder of The Intentional Teachers Network- A support and resource group for teachers who desire excellence. She is an avid reader with depth on various global issues. She supervises the course content coordination at the Voice Over Academy
Ope Oyekanmi– Faculty
He is a skilled and result-driven individual who is experienced in the areas of Auditing, Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting with outstanding business knowledge.
Ope has consulted for Media organizations, Banking and Manufacturing institutions. The companies include Discovery Inc, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and many more brands.
Opeyemi is passionate about making impactful change in the world through entrepreneurial endeavours. He has done that as a major part of the Voice Over Academy through counsel on Audit, Budgeting and Finance. He is also the founder of the Re-Up app. An application that connects people all over the world by creating curiosity, driving conversations and inspiring conversations.
He is totally committed to investing and supporting the next generation.
WIND – Faculty
A multi-dimensional Individual. The Wind is a graduate of psychology and is also a certified mix engineer from a mix and mastering school in Germany. He presently leads the team at SoundVille Productions as the creative director.
Wind is an astute professional. He has worked with various brands and on a number of voice projects.
He knows how to study voices and is exactly aware of what to do to make a voice over talent sound perfect. To crown it all up, He is an excellent teacher. He was a professional teacher for over 6 years.