How did you start your career of presenting?
Since I was 7 I have always wanted to perform. I did musical theatre, dance, drama and athletics. But it wasn’t until I was 15 and had the opportunity to host a show at my school for black history month that I knew I wanted to be in front of the camera and interviewing the stars.
You are a host for UK online Music channel Link Up TV, can you tell us a little bit more about that and how the opportunity came about?
Whilst I was at university they encouraged us to find work experience, I tried every major company, with emails and applications but I was getting nowhere. I came across sites such Link Up TV and a few other online platforms and I reached out to all of them, like the major productions no-one got back to me, except for Link Up TV. To be honest they got back to me a year later, the year I had finished uni and told me when I got back to London they would plan some interviews for me. And that’s exactly what they did, they kept their promise and four years later we are still working together and are practically family.
With your job, you are very much exposed to the current UK music scene. What are your views on our music scene?
I love UK music. I think it always developing and artists are always reinventing themselves, but to be honest I’m waiting for the next big thing… The next Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Estelle, Emeli Sandé or Adele. The next big break out artist who can go global and represent how strong the UK music industry is.
And for someone out there trying to break into the industry as a musician, how do you suggest they go about it?
I know this sounds obvious but make good music and be consistent with it. Have a plan, a wicked lead single, a dope follow up single and a great collection of music overall. Know your brand and be consistent with it.
Moving forward, what can we next expect from Remel London?
I’m going on tour soon promoting The Showroom, and of course myself so, look out for me, across the country and also season two of The Showroom will be on the way.
Interview carried on 10th July 2014. Remel London is, now departed. It reminds me of a scripture Psalm 78:39. And yet He was compassionate; He forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them. He often restrained His anger and did not unleash His full wrath. 39 He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return. 40 How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert! The scripture reminds us that the world of flesh passeth before the spirit.