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[Exclusive Interview] One  On One  With The  Controversial  Promoter  Alex ozone Ceo 03media

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Read our exclusive chat with Ceo 03 Media. 

HIPTOPJAMZ   – HOW WAS YOUR GROWING UP LIKE?

OZONE – MY GROWING UP WAS TOUGH, ROUGH AND HARD BECAUSE IT WASN’T EASY.
BUT IN ALL WE GIVE THANKS

HIPTOPJAMZ  – TELL US ABOUT YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

OZONE – WELL I WENT AND GRADUATED FROM THE GHETTO SCHOOL OF HARDKNOCKS. WHICH MEANS, I DON’T HAVE ANY FORMAL SCHOOL CERTIFICATE… THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’M ANSWERING THIS QUESTION TO THE MEDIA.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY SO FAR INTO THE SHOW BIZ BUSINESS?

OZONE  – SO FAR SO GOOD GOD HAS BEEN MY ELEVATOR BECAUSE I NEVER EXPECTED OR BELIEVED THAT I WILL GO FAR IN THIS HUSTLE WHEN I STARTED. BUT THE CHALLENGES IN IT KEPT DRIVING ME ON. BECAUSE LIFE WAS NOT EASY.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHAT IS THE QUALITY AND WORK OF A SHOW PROMOTER ?

OZONE  – HUMILITY AND CREATIVITY

HIPTOPJAMZ  – CAN YOU MENTION SOME OF THE NOTABLE EVENTS YOU’VE STAGED BOTH HOME AND ABROAD?

OZONE  – TERRY G’ S BOOK OF GINJAH CONCERT IN ABUJA IS STILL THE MOST TALKED ABOUT CONCERT EVER IN THE CITY OF ABUJA TILL DATE, NO EVENT ORGANIZER HAS BEEN ABLE TO BREAK THAT RECORD TILL DATE. WE HAVE DONE COUPLE OF SUCCESSFUL SHOWS BOTH HERE IN NIGERIA AND ABROAD. WE THANK GOD FOR HIS BLESSINGS AND GRACE UPON US.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHO ARE THE NOTABLE ARTISTES YOU’VE WORKED WITH?

OZONE  – HMMMMMM… THIS IS A VERY TOUGH QUESTION FOR ME. BUT LET ME TELL YOU THIS, I HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH OVER 80% OF OUR PRESENT A LIST ARTIST. BECAUSE MOST OF THEM CAME TO ME WHEN THEY WERE STILL UPCOMING FOR THEIR PROMOTIONS. SO I DON’T WANT TO MENTION ONE AND LEAVE ONE….. GO AND DO YOUR RESEARCH!!

HIPTOPJAMZ  – SOME PEOPLE SEE YOU AS A CONTROVERSIAL SHOW Biz PROMOTER SOMETHING ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES, WHAT’S YOUR SAY ABOUT THIS ?

OZONE  – YOU MUST BE VERY CONTROVERSIAL IN LIFE BEFORE YOU BECOME SUCCESSFUL. CONTROVERSY BEGETH ATTENTION AND ATTENTION BRINGS GREATNESS… BUT IN ALL MAKE YOU SURE YOU LIVE A CLEAN LIFE.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHAT DISTINGUISHES 03 MEDIA/TEAMSTREET FROM OTHER SHOW PROMOTERS?

OZONE  – NOTHING SPECIAL BRO. WE ARE JUST REAL AND WE ARE JUST WHO WE ARE…. NOTHING TO HIDE AND NOTHING TO PROVE TO ANYONE… WE STRIVE HARD ALWAYS TO BE ON OUR OWN LANE WITH ZERO WORRIES AND NO COMPETITION WITH ANYBODY. THAT’S WHY OUR SLOGAN IS “EVERYWHERE GOOD”

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHY DOES MOST SHOW PROMOTERS ATTAIN SUCCESS BUT FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SUSTAIN IT?

OZONE  – BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS GET CARRIED AWAY WITH THE FAME AND THEY ALWAYS SEE THEMSELVES AS THE ARTISTS WHICH IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SO. A PROMOTER SHOULD BE AN ENGINE ROOM OF THE ARTISTS. A PROMOTER SHOULD BE INVINCIBLE AND MAY BE VISIBLE THROUGH HIS WORKS.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – MR ALEX OZONE, YOU HAVE DONE TOO WELL IN SHOW BUSINESS BUT WHICH OF YOUR SHOWS DO YOU CONSIDERED THE BEST AND WHY?

OZONE  – AS I SAID EARLIER, THE BEST SHOW I HAVE STAGED SO FAR IS TERRY G’ S BOOK OF GINJAH CONCERT IN ABUJA IN 2014. THE CONCERT OPENED SO MANY DOORS FOR ME IN THIS HUSTLE. AND WE HAD SO MANY A LIST ARTISTS WHO PREFORMED LIVE FOR US FOR ALMOST FOR FREE. EVEN TEKNO’S FIRST OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE ON STAGE WAS ON THAT NIGHT.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN INTO THE SHOW BUSINESS?

OZONE  – I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR LONG BUT IT STILL FEELS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY….. WE NEVER EVEN START.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHAT WAS THE HAPPIEST THING YOU COULD RECOLLECT THAT GOD HAD DONE FOR YOU IN THE LAST 5 YEARS IN THE GAME?

OZONE  – GOD HAS BEEN GRATEFUL TO ME AND MY TEAM… AND THEY ARE TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION SO I CAN’T MENTION ONE AND LEAVE ONE MY BROTHER…. MY LIFE IS A TESTIMONY.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – SO FAR SO GOOD, WHAT ARE YOUR CHALLENGES ON THE JOB?

OZONE  – THE CHALLENGES ARE TOO ENORMOUS TO MENTION BRO…. JUST LIKE IN ANY OTHER BUSINESS. YOU FACE THE CHALLENGE OF SPONSORS, INVESTORS, DISTRACTORS, COMPETITORS, ENEMIES, RESOURCES, PHYSICAL CASH TO RUN AN URGENG PROJECTS….. BRO CHALLENGES PLENTY OHH BUT GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAITHFUL, HE NEVER FAILS.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHAT ARE THE KEY THINGS ABOUT YOUR FIELD THAT OUTSIDERS DON’T UNDERSTAND?

OZONE  – BRO IF I TELL YOU NOW YOU NO GO BELIEVE. THE KEY THINGS IS THAT PROMOTERS ARE THE MOST BROKE PEOPLE IN THIS SHOW BIZ HUSTLE BUT PEOPLE ALWAYS FIND IT DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE. BUT THAT’S THE HARD TRUTH BRO.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – TELL US, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE YOU HAVE EVER MADE?

OZONE  – NO MISTAKES AT ALL…. EVERY MISTAKE IS ALWAYS A BIG BLESSING AND LESSON.. LIFE GOES ON AND ON. NO TIME TO REGRET OVER PAST MISTAKES…….

HIPTOPJAMZ  – HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY AWARD TO YOUR CREDIT, IF YES NAME THEM?

OZONE  – AWARDS PLENTY OHH BUT NO MONEY COMES WITH AWARDS OHHH…. THOUGH I TRULY APPRECIATE THE AWARDS RECOGNITIONS BOTH FROM MY STATE GOVERNMENT, TO SCHOOLS AWARDS, CORPORATE AWARDS AND SOME INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS AWARDS.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – YOU HAVE DONE ALOT BY PROMOTING POPULAR ARTISTES, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BRING THE UPCOMING ARTISTES TO THE LIMELIGHT AS WELL l?

OZONE  – THOSE POPULAR ARTISTS YOU KNOW TODAY STARTED AS AN UPCOMING FEW YEARS AGO AND I STARTED PROMOTING THEM WHEN THEY WHERE UPCOMING ARTISTS. I BELIEVE IN NURTURING AND MENTORING YOUNG TALENTS FROM GROUND ZERO. SO I’M ALWAYS WILLING TO WORK WITH A YOUNG AND TALENTED UPCOMING ARTIST WHO MEETS UP TO OUR STANDARD. THANK YOU

HIPTOPJAMZ  – IN WHAT WAY HAS THE ECONOMIC SITUATION AFFECTED YOUR BUSINESS AND WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT?

OZONE  – NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT DOESN’T HAVE ANY INTEREST IN ENTERTAINMENT BUT THEY FORGET THAT THIS SECTOR BRINGS IN A LOT OF MONEY INTO THE ECONOMY EVERY WEEK. CHECK OUT HOW MUCH THESE STARS BRINGS INTO THE COUNTRY EACH TIME THEY GO OVERSEA FOR TOURS OR PERFORMANCES. YET THE GOVERNMENT HAS NEVER FOR ONE DAY DEEM IT FEET TO SEE HOW THEY CAN COME IN AND RESTRUCTURE THE BUSINESS. MY ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT IS THEY SHOULD PUT ALL THE ENERGY THEY PUT IN AGRICULTURE, OIL AND BANKING TO ENTERTAINMENT BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE REAL DEAL IS RIGHT NOW.

HIPTOPJAMZ – IS MR OZONE MARRIED, IF YES, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY?

OZONE  – BROTHER MY FAMILY IS VERY VERY PRIVATE AND I WILL APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ME. THANK YOU

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHAT WOULD YOU SAY HAS BEEN SUSTAINING YOUR YOUNG MARRIAGE BECAUSE CELEBRITY MARRIAGE CRASHES ALMOST EVERYDAY?

OZONE  – GOD OVER EVERYTHING

HIPTOPJAMZ  – YOU ARE CONSTANTLY BUSY, HOW DO YOU CREATE TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY?

OZONE  – AFTER GOD, MONEY THEN FAMILY. MY FAMILY TRULY UNDERSTAND THAT.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – HOW DO YOU RELAX?

OZONE  – BY LISTENING TO GOSPEL AND INSPIRING SONGS.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR EASTER?

OZONE  – SHOWS AND TOURS….. EASTER PERIOD IS ALWAYS A BUSY SEASON.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHAT MOTIVATE YOU TO KEEP GOING?

OZONE  – THE SOCIETY THAT I GROW UP MOTIVATES ME TO KEEP GOING AND TO NEVER GIVE UP. BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK THERE AGAIN AND REMAIN THE SAME… I WANT TO BE GOING THIER AND OFFER HELPS TO THEM, I LIVE MY LIFE TO INSPIRE THEM… SO MY MOTIVATION COMES FROM MY BACKGROUND.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE SHOW BIZ IN EUROPE?

OZONE  – SHOW BUSINESS IN EUROPE IS STILL GROWING, WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO STRUCTURE IT AND MAKE EUROPE ONE OF THE BEST DESTINATION FOR AFRO BEAT MOVEMENT. WE ARE STILL BUILDING IT. THOUGH IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY BUT I BELIEVE ONE DAY VERY SOON EVERYONE WILL UNDERSTAND OUR VISION AND WHAT WE ARE MARKETING ….

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHO’S NEXT ON YOUR LIST TO TOUR WITH?

OZONE  – KISS DANIEL

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHERE CAN WE FOLLOW YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

OZONE  – TWITTER: @03MEDIA1
INSTAGRAM: @03MEDIA_
FACEBOOK: ALEX OZONE OR FACEBOOK PAGE: 03MEDIA

HIPTOPJAMZ  – WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR ANY ASPIRING SHOW BIZ PROMOTER?

OZONE  – MY ADVICE IS THAT THEY SHOULD BE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT, HAVE THE FEAR OF GOD, ALWAYS BE SINCERE TO YOUR CLIENTS, THEY MUST ALWAYS BE PATIENT AND ABOVE ALL STAY HUMBLE.

HIPTOPJAMZ  – ONE WORD FOR HIPTOPJAMZ.

OZONE  – ONE LOVE AND REMAIN BLESSED

See More Of His Pictures Below

Alex With Jaywon

Alex With Kiss Daniel

Alex With Formal Nigerian President

URUKU & EX-PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO 

PATORANKING EUROPE TOUR SHOW 

            URUKU & TEKNO 

URUKU & ORITSE FEMI 

URUKU & 2BABA 

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