Since our last encounter with Nigeria's radio personality, #CreatepreneurAfrica's TUSH BEE ,the seasoned broadcaster, has taken a unique sensually, erotically and sensitively appealing pathway in her career.
TUSH BEE has taken a big bold presentation step meeting the social and sexual vents and desires of her audience. The program sets to discuss sex in totality adding a professional solution pathways ahead for relationships and marraiges in sexual debates, tensions and uproars....
She tickles the misunderstood dimension of sexuality and it helps audiences determine there real inner selves.
Those out there who understand who they are , know what they want and how they want it _ TUSH BEE
She initiated her radio presenter, broadcaster career with Radio Nigeria in Port Harcourt, and then moved to Lagos in 2015.
Her career launched into further pathways ahead when she launched a slot with the official radio of Lagos state Eko Fm.
She is currently with Happenings Media. By regular interaction with different people every day on sex-related matters, made her see a reason to make herself become a center where everyone can feel free and discuss their sexual problems without feeling guilty or feeling mocked or laughed at.
Let’s talk about sex comes every Monday at 6 pm on happening radio. To listen to her shows. Download the happening radio application on Google play store.
Wednesdays : 2 pm to 4 pm Tori4town
Mondays: 6 pm Let’s Talk About Sex.
Let’s get down with TUSH BEE and “Let’s talk about Sex”
This is a new perspective, culture norms, society and religions silence open talk or reference to sex...what made you take on this bold step?
Yes, it’s a new perspective for me on the radio. However, at this stage of my life and career, cultural norms, societal and religious set back. Or what the society thinks. It’s not like I am doing what is wrong. Everyone gets involved with sexual activities regardless. The bold step is to help some people who are suffering sexually both married and singles.
Challenging societal norms is quite a task at hand, how do you deal with public perception of you?
Unfortunately, Tushbee walks as she lives alone on earth when it comes to matters like this. I know whom I am. So, I am not worried about what you think about me. If my good deeds are not enough for anyone to emulate, then, excuse, I can’t apologise to society. If my behind the scene conversations with some of my audience has been solved, then I care less about people who are not real with themselves.
Who is TUSH BEE...what is her life like back.home, beyond the radio mics?
Tushbee is a seasoned broadcaster. She’s the founder Tushbee and the widows. Life back home was great. Had a snail farm, was babysitting by then with my late Mother, had a beauty parlor. But all along, broadcasting has been a better half.
How do you foresee the role of women in society, how will.open sex talk change current life systems around you?
Women as I will describe us, we are God. Without women, there will be no society. Women play a very big role in society. There is nothing hidden under the sun and with the help of new media, nothing is new. I took up a journey of celibacy in 2016 to enable me to understand what some women go through. With this, I came across some women, who had sex almost on a daily basis and wish they can hold back sometimes. Talking about sex openly has connected me with different people with different sexual problems. Some don’t even know why they are having sex, some don’t understand why they don’t enjoy Intercourse, it will beat your imagination to know that even marriage is not the solution to sexual issues. Sex can’t necessarily change life if the government is not doing anything to change the system. I am only helping people stay emotionally stable.
What inspired you and for how long have you been.open about sex?
Lol. I love everything about sex. So, I don’t have any problem talking about sex openly to my audience. I have been talking about sex for a while. Moreso, I realized that people enjoy talking about sex too. Everyone enjoys sex .
What is your view on same sex relationships. Do you have these audiences responding?
Hmm… Sex same is an individual decision. So, I have no problem with anyone’s choice of sexuality. My view is neutral. And yes, I have an audience who have a different sexuality other than being lesbians or gays..
Sex has become a commercial entity, there are many westernnmusic tracks ...magazines commercials...women are objects...I wish I.could think.of exact tracks...I featured in my documentary but forgotten...but sex.is beyond that commercial world and words? Your perception?
If religion is selling big time, sex should sell biggest. being the oldest trade in the world. As for women being the object, women are sexy, beautiful, sensual and sensitive.
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