Christina Carmel is a Radio & TV Presenter, Writer, Ghanaian Influencer. A hardworking, driven young woman who started off with only a vision. I’m fun, wild and free, letting my personality guide my career. I would say I’m the people’s person.
Where did your passion for music come from?
I have always loved music and I’m a real fan of the old school sounds such as 90s RNB and hip hop. Being a Ghanaian allowed me to fall in love with our music and culture. This made me want to push the afro beats sound into the world and let others fall in love with it also.
How did you get to be part of TGM Radio?
I was visiting a friend who was a DJ on the show at the time. When I got there I jumped on the mic and co-hosted a whole show and from there I knew that radio was definitely for me. The owner of the station asked me if I had ever presented on radio before. I told him it was my first time, which surprised him. He then offered me my own show.
How did you come up with The Christina Carmel Show?
I was given a few weeks to come up with a show concept, which is how The Christina Carmel show came about. I knew I wanted a show that pushed African music into mainstream media allowing more artists the opportunity to have international exposure.
Who has been your most memorable person to interview and why?
I’ve had a lot of great interviews; I have been fortunate enough to have interviewed a lot of great people from Reekado Banks, Ckay, comedian Trixx, Vector tha Viper and even Blaque Bonez. I don’t think I have a memorable interview just yet, I still have a lot of interviews to do in terms of my career.
Who would you like to interview in the future?
Everyone, there are so many people I’m yet to interview. I want to interview everyone from all over Africa; Burna Boy, Naira Marley, Sarkodie to Busiswa from South African. I want to even interview artists from Kenya. I want to just push the African sound to the world.
What inspires all that you do in life?
My mother she has been my biggest inspiration, she goes so hard and works tirelessly for the things she wants in life. I would also say my dreams of success inspire me; I’ve always known what kind of life I want to live so I know I have to work hard to achieve it.
What prompted you to write your book, Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life?
The people around me, I’ve known so many people who have suffered with Stress, Anxiety and Depression for so long and I knew it was a big problem within our society. Having worked in the field of psychology I knew some of the tools and methods used on patients to help them control emotions. This knowledge needed to be public and I had a responsibility to share that knowledge with others, hence the book.
What do you hope people will get from reading your book?
A sense of self awareness and more room for mental clarity and just to know that they are not alone. That these things they are going through are not life destroying if they just learn to control their emotions. I hope this book opens up the conversation for mental health more especially within the black community.
Who has played a vital role in nurturing your career?
Myself, I always say to people you are your biggest fan. No one will support you more than you support yourself. The best version of you comes when you challenge yourself doing things you’ve never done to see what you are really capable of.
What are the top 5 songs that mean the most to you?
Beyoncé- Dangerously in love (such a beautiful song)
Jah Cure – Longing for (grew up on reggae one of the best genres of music)
Reekado Banks – Rora (gives me real African vibes)
Mr Eazi & Simi – Doyn
Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed (fave classic)
How would you like to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as one of the biggest African personalities. Helping my people in any way I can and to build up the perception people have of Africa. We too can achieve major things.
Buy my Ebook here – Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life
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