Who is Rahmat Kajola?
Rahmat Kajola is an easygoing outspoken lady who loves reading, writing, exploring, meeting new innovative people and communicating especially using the Yoruba language in a way of promoting its language ,culture, values and norms.
Tell us about your educational background?
Schooling has been in Ibadan right from nursery, primary, secondary and higher institution. Graduate of Mass Communication from The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
Has radio always been your first love?
Yes, right from primary three, when I don’t even have any understanding about the job.
How and when did you join radio?
I joined radio from my ND days, trying to understudy the icons in the industry.
Will you like to tell us some of those Icons?
Why not, they are Alhaji Abdulrasaq Abdulganiy (Mr GRA), Jagunmade Adeshina (Paj 1), Folake Otuyelu (before she leaves the industry), Ronke Giwa
Then after that, there was the Next Radio Superstar right, do you want to tell us about that?
The next radio superstar journey was a beautiful one which made me see more than the abilities I thought I have. I contested in 2017 and made it to the top 20 , and then came back 2018 to get the crown out of 94 contestants.
What are your programmes on radio?
Monday: Ayoka (Yoruba book reading) 8:00-8:30pm
Wednesday: Kalekako (Yoruba news review) 7:30-8:30am, Laafin inspiration 9:00-10:30am
Thursday: Kalekako (Yoruba news review) 7:30-8:30am
Friday: Kalekako (Yoruba news review) 7:30-8:30am, Laafin inspiration 9:00-11:00am
Saturday: Kalekako (Yoruba news review) 8:00-9:00am, Akomolede (Yoruba children show) 5:30-6:00pm
Why did you choose Yoruba presentation?
It made me stand out among the young chap in the industry.
How do you combine being a chic and a Yoruba presenter?
If you are meeting me for the first time, you will never imagine me on the microphone at all not to talk of yoruba presenting. it’s been fun always though.
What are the challenges of being an Hijabbi and a fashionista at the same time on radio? Doesn’t any of the requirements if these three things clash? How do you manage them?
Using the ijab itself is fashion, it makes me more unique. Not clashing since this game doesn’t mind what you are putting on but what you have upstairs in contributing your own to the development of any organization one works for and the society at large.
What will you like to change about people’s perception of Yoruba presenters?
Yoruba presenters are rare gem in the industry, not only because we promote the Yoruba sweet language and culture but because we are versatile too.
If you have the chance to start again, will you still be a Yoruba presenter?
YES and yes and yes
Thanks for your time, we sincerely appreciate you!