Inspiring – that is just the best word to describe the media journey of Ada Afoluke Ogunkeye popularly known as Folu Storms.
Due to her love and passion for the media world, Folu Storms left her budding legal career to settle for a path in the media terrain which according to her has thus been more fulfilling to her as she gets to contribute her own quota to shaping the media and entertainment industry in Nigeria.
Ada as a little child grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She was born in Aguda area of Lagos before her family moved to Lekki in the early 90’s; Lekki then was much less-developed as it were now and she was lucky to have felt nature – walking around barefooted on sharp sand and picking up crabs. For her, growing up was fun couple with the presence of uncles whom were always taking her out.
Ada had her secondary education in the UK where she holds the record for being the only black head girl at that time, subsequently she got her first degree in Law from Aberystwyth University coming out with a 2:1, she then went ahead to University of Bristol to obtain her masters in Law majoring in Commercial Law; she also has a LPC certification from the College of Law in London and she is also a member of the Nigeria Bar.
After attending Law school, Ada practiced for a while with her dad’s firm here in Nigeria but as God would have it, the love to actually add her own quota to the media world became so strong and she had to quit although without having have to battle her parents who were initially shocked at her decision to follow her passion.
Her first shot at the entertainment world was with Inspiration FM as an OAP which she did for a while and then went for the MTV BASE VJ search, she emerged the first runner up while Ehiz and Kemi Smallz emerged as winner and second runner up respectively. She nicknamed herself “Folu Storms” – Folu from her middle name after been consistently seen as an Igbo girl. Participating in the VJ search sort of added to her visibility as she got called by Ndani TV, a period when they were just about starting operations. Coincidentally, Folu Storms had an idea for a travel show she conceived while on radio but hadn’t been executed, so when she got called to audition at Ndani TV she effortlessly presented the concept which they bought and she being with them till date.
Also after the competition, a former colleague of hers at Inspiration FM moved to Smooth FM as the Station Manager and brought her over as well and she anchors a series of radio shows. Her coming over to Smooth FM meant a lot to her as she sees Smooth FM as one of her many platforms where she can maximize her influence in giving a voice to deserving people.
Aside been an OAP at Smooth FM or a presenter at Ndani TV, Folu Storms is also a content provider and a film maker; her movie was amongst the winner at the AFRIFF Awards event which was held in Lagos.
More than anything, Folu Storms is committed to leading a legacy by restructuring the media world through every of her platforms.