My name is Mo Isu, I am an audio producer. Act Two is an essay publication about my production journey.
In 2019, I started making narrative podcasts because I felt like there was a gap for them in Nigeria. It started out as a side project that I did as I also juggled my interests in literature and tech. Tech had always been my main interest with literature being a close second. Audio storytelling came out of the left field to consume me so forcefully and entirely that by the end of 2020, I quit my full-time job to become a freelance audio producer. I made a goal to give myself 5 years to figure out how to make a living off audio production before reconsidering going back to tech. I am in the 2nd year of that.
Today, I am in my first audio producer full-time role. My responsibilities include running production on multiple projects and providing support to my Founder on how to make a business out of highly produced podcasts. Needless to say that I am terrified and I honestly don’t know what I am doing.
But I have two things,
a blind, borderline irrational passion for audio stories
the kindness of friends and strangers.
In this publication, I write essays documenting everything about my current phase, the phase just after getting started, the phase I am calling Act 2. This is the make or break phase. And this publication will cover everything I make and everything I break (or that breaks me)
Who will enjoy reading this?
Curious audio people: I wonder often if there’s someone else like me in this part of the world, curious about audio stories but completely lost about where to start. Start here, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fans of personal essays: I am always making genuine connections with random strangers on the internet through my personal essays. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to offer myself and even more grateful that people reach out back. The tenderness is something I live for.
Future Collaborators who want to know what I am about: You have my name and you want to get a sense of what I am about. Most people have websites where they share the work they have done in the past. I have this. An honest account of me trying.
Friends, Family and Strangers passing through: Thank you for reading and being with me and helping me everyday
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