Akinlolu Jekins: UK’s Hottest Event consultant
Akinlolu Jikiemi who is popular known for his nickname “Akinlolu Jekins” is one of the UK’s top event consultants and managers. He has always been passionate about throwing events that people will remember for a lifetime. As a young man he was always excited to go out to different shows and parties. Although being a guest at the party was fun, he was more interested in organizing the events.
Before moving to the UK, Akinlolu Jekins studied hard and obtained his bachelor’s studies in Medical Microbiology from one of Nigeria’s first private universities. However, working in the field of medicine just didn’t cut it for Akinlolu. From as far back as he can remember, entertainment has always been a big part of who he was.
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Akinlolu’s Journey In The Entertainment Industry
In 2004 Akinlolu decided it was time to start following his dreams and began following DJ Shola B and working as his promoter assistant. He had a lot of fun being the DJ’s assistant, but had a desire to do more. He began working at different shows as a freelance promoter, and in 2009 he registered his first entertainment company Slimz Promotion UK LTD curved out of his promoter name “Mr slimz” given when he first started out.
His first big job was working on eLDee’s “IS IT YOUR MONEY UK TOUR”, which was an incredibly successful tour. This tour opened up the door for Akinlolu and afterwards he had the opportunity to promote a lot of important club events throughout the UK, allowing him to work with some of the biggest names in UK entertainment promotions.
Over the course of a year, Akinlolu learned a lot from working alongside other experienced promoters. He took everything he learned and founded Akinlolu Jekins & Co LTD, a promotion company that provides a wide range of services. Those include:
Concert organisation, talent building, artist consultancy and Brand activation to name a few.
Currently Akinlolu Jekins manages popular African comedy exports like seyi law, akpororo, mr patrick, senator comedian, Gordon’s, D’berlusconi and also British born actress & comedian oyinbo princess.
Akinlolu Jekins and Co Limited, has been the chief organiser of the Julius Agwu annual Crack Ya Ribs show since the past nine years. As well, he also handled several highly-rated events that featured the likes of Ali Baba, Acapella, Seyilaw, Akpororo, Mr Patrick, Gordon’s, senator comedian, pencil, Helen Paul and others,he also organized the akpororo live on stage tour in the UK, Wave-making international gospel artistes like Sammy Okposo, Tope Alabi and Sinachi among others have also thrilled UK fans on his platform.
Akinlolu jekins has also worked with:
Kenyan Eric Omondi, Ugandan Patrick Salvador and South African – Chris Mapane.
Although Akinlolu has helped promote a lot of music events, one aspect of entertainment he makes sure to focus on is African comedy. Promoting African heritage is very close to Akinlolu’s heart which is why he wants to give more opportunities to African entertainers.
One thing about Akinlolu that sets him apart from other event managers in the area is that he is all about solutions. Instead of focusing on problems, he works on finding a solution. He has no time for negativity. Instead he wants to help entertainers grow and build a healthy fanbase.
That attitude had helped Akinlolu grow one of the most successful promotions companies in the UK. They are responsible for budding the careers of many successful African comedians, and other entertainers, in the UK. For more information, visit Akinlolu’s Instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/akinlolujekins/