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WHY WANDE GETTING SIGNED TO REACH RECORDS IS A WIN FOR CHH MUSIC AS A WHOLE AND NOT JUST FEMALE ARTISTS

The name Wande means ‘(The child) sought me out’ in the Nigerian language Yoruba. And if we link this meaning to Reach Record’s latest signed artist, Wande, you will see how prophetic it is. Since before her time at the University of Texas where she studied Journalism and Public Relations, Wande has been known on […]

BEING DIAGNOSED WITH DYSLEXIA AS AN ADULT

I was recently commissioned to write a short version of my dyslexia story for Metro.co.uk and that can be read here. After doing well in school, Paula Ugochukwu, 21 from London, was part way through a Journalism degree at a Russell Group university when she was diagnosed with a learning disability. At the ripe old […]

BUILD BRIDGES, BURN IDOLS – CHUDE OBUAYA GUEST BLOGGER

Reconciliation is a sensitive subject. Depending on who you ask, you are bound to get different answers and no matter how advanced society claims to get, truth still matters. There can only be one truth and that is found in the bible. When we distort truth and create our own, that is idolatry. This is […]

YOU DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ‘ON’!

Being a part of a generation that really celebrates your outward achievements and accolades is hard. With just a scroll of the timeline, you will see people creating and producing amazing things and it can feel like the world is moving on and leaving you behind. Well… I’m here to say, that is okay. You […]

BLACK, FEMALE AND CHRISTIAN! I’M A MINORITY CREATIVE

In case you missed it: Hi, I’m Paula and I’m Black, a woman and a Christian. Now that you have been caught up to speed, welcome. Being part of a subsection of a subsection of a subsection of society (a subsection squared, if you like!) in the creative industry is an interesting and unique experience […]

PAULA’S 12-MONTH INTERNSHIP AT THE BODY SHOP INTERNATIONAL

Last summer I completed a 12-month industrial placement at The Body Shop International’s Global Head Office in Croydon, London. I was the International Digital Recruitment intern working as part of the International Human Resources team. It had an amazing year and learnt SO much. After continually getting questions about my internship (on social media and […]

DO I WANT TO BE PART OF A RACIST BRITISH MEDIA INDUSTRY? RAHEEM STERLING, STORMZY AND MORE…

As a trainee journalist, when people say bad things about the media industry I feel personally attacked. I believe the media is an important part of every society. It should serve as the voice and mirror of the people, reflecting what is happening but also shouting about what should be happening. It is the belief […]

PAULA MELISSA – THE FREELANCE DIGITAL MEDIA SUPERWOMAN

A couple of weeks ago I confirmed a new freelance client. I will be providing social and digital media help, alongside some PR, photography and marketing support. It was very exciting to be hired by a business to do this because it is essentially what I do for myself and have done for other people […]

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