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Oluwatobiloba Akanbi

Oluwatobiloba Akanbi
BS in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Pennsylvania State University

Area(s) of Interest: Music, TV/film, Video/digital media, Entrepreneurship

Experience: My most significant experience was interning at a Startup in Nigeria where I not only worked with their marketing team but also helped mix and master their weekly podcasts.

Ideal Job in 10 Years: In ten years, I see my self owning a record label / entertainment company.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? While looking for a graduate program, I was hoping to find one that would help me merge my passion for the music and entertainment industry while also learning how to navigate it with a business mindset. I did some research, and the MSLCE was the right fit!

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? I am most excited about getting the opportunity to be part of an internship while being enrolled in the program.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? I would say JFK, and this is because I feel as though we would get along really well. He seems like a really easy going person (just like me).

Which leader or influential figure inspires you the most and why? There are so many, but I would say at this moment the Canadian pop star Drake inspires me. This is because he really showed the world that it’s okay to channel your emotions into your music / craft, especially in a tough industry like the music industry.

Where are you from? Ibadan, Nigeria