What attracted me to this career?

February 25, 2015


What attracted me to this career?

Answer: This
Career that I’m currently in came to me preordained without me actually being
aware of it.  I was relating to someone
that “I wished I was one of those security guards at Nassau Coliseum, so I’ll
be able to meet these brilliant stars who often graced the auditorium with
their magnimous presence.”  “Imagine I
would be able to be in the same room with them without any worries.” The person
I was telling it to coincidentally was a manager at a radio station, her response
was “I think I can make that happen, why don’t you try out to be a radio
announcer and you’ll be able to have access to all the cool stuff”.

I agreed,
went in and met with the owner of the Radio Station and he interviewed me. He
later took me into the studio to record a vocal add, which he later used on
air. I trained for a while there then was given a show Fridays 4-8pm called
“Hungama”. She was right; I was able to have access to a lot of cool stuff. One
day the owners of the Dulhan Expo came in for a meeting with the owner of the
radio station. I remember it vividly; it was a Friday afternoon so I was in the
studio getting ready for my shift. They saw me and suggested that I should
model for their fashion segment. I gladly obliged and was stunned at this
opportunity. I therefore went to practice for this event which was carded for
the following three days. On Show day, my Mother and sister came to support me
as I was super excited for this opportunity. There I was on the grand Cat Walk
modeling and I looked down and saw a familiar face, the owner of a local store
whom I acknowledged discreetly.

A few weeks
after that event, my mother went into her store and she told my mom that I
should contact her. Later that day, I did call her and she divulged to me that
she required my assistance in training her female models, as she was launching
a West Indian bridal expo and was immensely impressed with my modeling prowess.

After weeks
of training these girls, I became more and more excited and I asked her if I
could emcee the same Bridal Expo event for her.
Without any reservation, she agreed and I also brought my friend singer
Rick Ramdehal to co-emcee with me.

During the
break, I was backstage fixing my shawl and someone approached me to fix it.  He did a great job at it and when he was
done, he beseeched my attention for a moment. He stated that he would be
starting a Television Show next weekend and asked if I can co-host with him. I
took up the offer and believed that the past experience I possessed conducting
interviews with local stars would be an attractive challenge for me and contribute
to my future endeavors in this field.  I
was correct! Before I knew it, my Emceeing Career had sky-rocketed; I was
hooked indelibly and was constantly on a stage from then emceeing multiple live
stage shows and Concerts.

One day my
brother Mahin called me and stated that the owner of a popular radio station which
he listens to religiously was in town and suggested I meet him.  It was super convenient as the owner of the
station; Mr. Dinesh Samtani happened to be located within minutes of where I
worked. I went over to his abode and introduced myself and met him cordially.
We made plans and I invited him to come over to my Television show in which I
conducted a brilliant and informing interview with him as he spoke about his
Station’s Brand and mission. What an enchanting experience, which led to his
view that I would be a perfect fit for the morning show that was available on
his frequency.

I got all
the equipment needed to start my show. That opportunity is one that I will
never forget. I had the blessing to be on the airwaves Mondays to Fridays in
the mornings.

As I write this post I reminisce about my
journey and the fact that it all happened because of a joke I made. To be
simply candour with my readers, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else, this
experience all occurred because deep down I had a yearning to be part of
something in which I didn’t think I would be part of. Sometimes we speak statements
driven by humor and wishful thinking and people may take our intensions
seriously because they see some intrinsic talent in us. As a result of this,
whether it be the manager of the of the radio station, the owner of the local
store or even the gentleman who asked to me to co-host with him, they saw that
I had potential. I took that drive and support from them and even others and
paved a destiny while embellishing the love that I had for Entertainment and
Emceeing.  I love being a part of it all,
and would never trade it for anything in this world.  It is my journey and I haven’t completed it
yet, neither have I reached my destination.
… As they say in my Industry; Stay Tuned !!

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