Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
My name is Yusuf Muritala a.k.a wealthyshezzy1 and I am a photographer, cinematographer, digital marketing specialist and social media expert based in Helsinki, with over 5 years of experience.
The story began in my home country Nigeria where I was serving in the church as a media assistant. I helped in setting up cameras and monitor them. After several years of doing it, I discovered my happiness rose up to it pick when I find myself assisting in the media department. so, I decided that I will acquire training for more deep knowledge of the craft.
The dark side of it was that I noticed I gained my entrepreneurial skills from when I was in my home country while I was repairing cellphones for my community as large after a 6-month intense course on Phone repair. During this process I earned money, I was accountable, I saved, and the small business flourished until I left for Europe.
After my high school graduation, I started making my own short videos and take photos which made me decides finally that I would gain my university degree abroad, to be precise in Finland. When I arrived here the passion to make even more pictures and videos rise up significantly then I started by working toward a decent portfolio and I kept building it.
I have confirmed that I was a born entrepreneur, everything, people and very important people in my life confirmed it and above all that is what I want to become a full-time entrepreneur.
My passion and vision for musician and dancers made me set up my music promotion platform called musicvideohype.com and a dancer membership where all dancers can create amazing videos consistently for a cheaper price compared to competitors. I have also been listed among the top bloggers in Europe among the internationals and locals.
Currently, I am in my final year at HAAGA-HELIA university of applied sciences studying entrepreneurship in business administration of now I have my own registered media company in Finland called WSMedia & Logistics.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
My initial goal is to have a media house and a lot of network in my field of expertise and I have achieved that and still increasing my network.
I have been featured in a paid commercial in one of the most reputable universities in Finland which was one major accomplishment that blew my mind in the year 2019 I became extremely noticed in my city and a lot of people were interested more in me for business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbv_m8kFXX4
I was also invited to speak to a first-year business student at my university which was another amazing thing that helps me in my journey.
Another incredible one was that I was the first youngest photographer to capture the 2019 US embassy Marine corps anniversary. There have been a lot of incredible things that have happened to me during this entrepreneurship journey.
One of the biggest marketing nerd PAUL @paul sent me a DM back in 2019 for an interview and that was an amazing discussion with him and I still have is an affiliate link on my website because we still keep in touch well.
I was able to create my first ever Dance Video shoot membership for dancers which are selling well to date, this is a dream come true in my journey.
I have met and worked with a lot of popular celebrities around Europe which have been a great impact on my journey as a videographer.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
What I will say to all my co-entrepreneurs pursuing their goal is to deeply find what they are genuinely passionate about, stay consistent with it, coupled with patience and make sure the network because it has been proven to that your network is your net-worth.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
In the area of photography, filmmaking and social media management coupled with music, the one person I met who gave me a spark in motivation and connection is Calebin Nwague popularly known as Calebin @cm_calebin on IG. He believed so much in my vision and goals and I also believed in him, so we pushed each other till greatness, we are still working together to date.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I have used my platform to project the music career of most of the artists in Europe by constantly promoting them on my platform and hype them on Facebook and also my dance membership has been a great benefit to the dancers across Europe, especially in Finland. I do give daily motivation on my pages on social media and I have got several feedbacks on how my motivational articles have been of help to them.
I do share my secrets and even I will launch an audio eBook in a few months to reach an even bigger audience with my goodness.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Keep doing your passion” this is been my favorite life lesson quote why? because I have discovered that all the opportunities that have surfaced in my life met me during the process of doing what I love.
I have seen association write to me to come to speak on entrepreneurship, influencers tips and so one like that not excluding business-related contacting to collaborate and do business.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I am same on all social media you can think of just type @wealthyshezzy1 or @wealthyshezzy