Who is Rhoda Wilson? – Inspiring you to aspire to Life

“If the future road looks ominous or unpromising, and
the roads back uninviting, then we need to
gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage,
step off that road in a new direction”
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- Maya Angelou (2002)

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Rhoda Wilson was born in Lagos, Nigeria to a family steeped in tradition and achievement. Her father was a strict man whose focus for his daughter was education, success and religious obedience. Her father expected high results from Rhoda and wanted nothing less than exceptional goals in all areas of her life.

One thing that Rhoda will never forgot was her father telling her that women would change the world and that her career was more important than a man’s career, she used this idea to motivate herself throughout her career.

Rhoda was sent to England at 17 to attend one of the top boarding schools in the country, Hurtwood House, after hermother died when she was 13. Towards the end of her time at college Rhoda wanted to attend an Ivy League university in the USA so she took the SAT. She passed however, her father’s focus had changed; having re-married, so she remained in the UK to complete her university studies.

Rhoda worked for a number of firms and was at the top of her career in a highly esteemed organization when her position was made redundant. Her confidence took a hit but she had a great circle of friends and was organizing summer balls for charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Care, in memory of her mother who had died from cancer whilst she looked for another job. She eventually found a new role however 11 months into the job, her position was made redundant again.

Rhoda knew that she had to change direction in her life. It was at this point in her life that she decided to embark on one of her pastimes as a music promoter.. She hosted the first concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire which was a huge success. Rhoda found herself working alone most of the time because she wanted to keep costs down doing everything from technical support to contracts and PR.

The success of the first concert gave Rhoda a lot of confidence but the next few concerts did not do as well. She was at her lowest but she refused to give up. Uncertain of which road to take or how to get there Rhoda Wilson knew deep down that she wanted to make a difference and this is what kept her going. One day whilst at a meeting with a businessman, regarding the sponsorship of a new concert, he was to give Rhoda valuable advice to see herself as a brand. He told Rhoda that she could make more of a difference on the small screen.
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This meeting motivated Rhoda to explore this idea but she did not account for the huge costs that were attached to broadcasting a show on a non-mainstream channel. Initially she remained positive, however by the end of her first year in developing her programme plan she soon realized that finding sponsorship was almost impossible particularly in the Afro-Caribbean community. She invested what she could in the show and borrowed £675.00 from a friend on making the first production of The Rhoda Wilson Show, which was broadcast on the 4th of December 2005 on OBE TV. She could not afford a director or producer so she learnt everything from the pre-development, to production and post production. She was joyous and thought that that would be the start of something great because she had something to show advertisers and sponsors to believe in the show.
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However by December 2006 things were not looking good for Rhoda. There were no sponsors, no advertisers but she continued to make progress mentally and kept her show on OBE TV going as often as she could. In the meantime, she was putting pen to paper and writing and calling any TV stations, and separately emailing companies for sponsorship. Her confidence took another dip, no work, no sponsors and no advertisers.. One day in 2007 with the help of a former boss Rhoda found work and used the money she earned to invest in her show again.

Rhoda’s travels to the UAE, Italy and France gave her some time to really evaluate her business, allowing her to formulate a plan of where she wanted to be and how to get there. Rhoda drew a lot of guidance from inspirational books and exercising her faith. She never stopped believing in herself and to remind herself that real success takes years.. She no longer believes that you can do everything yourself regardless of costs. If you want to be successful you need to be able to ask for help and she found a great public relations lady, Ronke Lawal who she feels is the best thing that ever happened to her since her business started. She promotes my show, researches sponsorship avenues and has a group called the Rhoda Wilson Experience on Facebook to keep in touch with her fan base.

By getting the right help through asking Rhoda Wilson is definitely reaching new heights. People have started to label her the “British Oprah Winfrey”, and though this is flattering Rhoda wants to create her own unique and individual brand. She had a genuine passion for her show and for her production company. The Rhoda Wilson show is now on air on SKY Channel 184 - BEN TV with audience of around 1,300,000. Rhoda is currently working on more series and is now getting interest from other networks who have expressed an interest in commissioning the show. Rhoda was recently contacted by an American Channel who is looking to acquire the contents of The Rhoda Wilson Show. Rhoda is also working on a number of documentaries and short films for festivals around the world. Her women’s Charity ACWAL is also doing well and looking forward to successfully make this continue. Rhoda would like her production company to produce amazing life changing productions, touching people profoundly either by watching the show or working with her. With so much to look forward to in the future Rhoda Wilson is set to achieve great things.

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The Rhoda Wilson Show continues to be an international
digital talk show success.
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Confident, sultry and attractive; words used to describe the popular television presenter Rhoda Wilson. Rhoda Wilson was born in Nigeria and led an eclectic, international upbringing, undertaking her education at the prestigious Hurtwood House Boarding school in Dorking, England. With her solid educational background Rhoda Wilson went on to lead a successful career in the financial and energy sectors. Her experience in some of the world’s most prestigious firms has given Rhoda a strong skill-set with an ability to manage teams and develop successful strategies. With this skill set Rhoda has been able to speak at major events as well as offering mentoring to individuals who aspire to be the best. However her creativity and accomplishments did not stop there. In 2003 Rhoda founded Cosmo Music which successfully showcased World Music across the UK. This clearly illustrates Ms Wilson’s strong business acumen but this wasn’t enough for the ambitious self-made success who wanted to take her passion for the media to the next level.

The Rhoda Wilson show started in 2005 on OBE TV and has gained critical acclaim across the digital television ever since. Recently moving to BEN TV (Sky Channel 184) the show, aired weekly, currently has a viewership of circa 1,300,000 per show. With a wide mix of subject matter, Rhoda selects her guests with the central theme of Inspiration at the helm. The 30 minute show consists of interviews based on the lives of inspirational and growing talent across the UK.
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A serial networker and social advocate; Rhoda is clear about her goals for this show- “I believe I can make a difference because there is a need in the market and I have incredible passion and I am committed to making this happen.” (Rhoda Wilson). This passion is reflected by her founding the African and Caribbean Women’s Achievement and Leadership Foundation in 2007, another example of the formidable nature of Rhoda’s talents. With 2009 set to be an exciting year in the world of Ms Wilson get ready to see more success from this phenomenal woman on “The Rhoda Wilson Show”.

For More information
Contact Ronke Lawal
Telephone 07984 141 169
Email: publicrelations@rhodawilson.com

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