Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

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Founder and chief executive of the Mobo Organisation Kanya King had a narrow escape after an explosives store blew up near her hotel in Lagos.

- Where do you travel?

I go to the US every other year - normally to Los Angeles or New York. I recently went to Hong Kong for an entrepreneur event, but most of my travelling is between London and Glasgow, where the Mobo Awards were hosted last year and will be returning next year.

- What do you do when you arrive?

In Los Angeles I'll see shows or attend music events. I might also have meetings with agents or labels, but I mainly see friends living out there. Back home, I'll often go to a pub or a music venue, although I'm teetotal so won't drink. I look at fresh talent and I'm impressed by the new music that's coming from every corner of the country.

- How often is travelling for work?

Most of the time. I'm not good at taking holidays but I'm getting better. I recently went to Jamaica for a week and had an amazing time I'm not good at relaxing. I'm so used to organising events, it makes a nice change when everything's done for you.

- What music do you listen to on the way?

Everything from R&B to jazz and reggae. I recently saw Labrinth at his debut album launch and the production values were unbelievable. …

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