“Everyone Needs A Mentor In Their Career, Especially Artistes” - Toks Asher Young

Toks, who is a Nigerian based artiste manager, A & R and author sees mentorship as a very necessary tool in any field or industry.
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Tochukwu Toks Umezulike better known as ‘Toks Asher Young -Artiste manager, Author, Entrepreneur and Executive Producer

Popular artiste manager, author,  entrepreneur and executive producer, Tochukwu Toks Umezulike better known as ‘Toks Asher Young’, has restated the importance of mentorship in the career of any artiste, saying it plays a great role in the success of anyone especially upcoming artistes in the music & entertainment industry.

Toks, who is a Nigerian based artiste manager, A & R and author sees mentorship as a very necessary tool in any field or industry. He defines mentorship as any relationship where a more experienced and/or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. Tochukwu stressed that everyone especially artistes need at least one mentor in their career journey.

“Mentorship is a learning and development relationship between someone with vast knowledge & experience and someone who wants to learn” Young says.
“Sometimes artistes and professional in various fields refuse to mentor their upcoming colleagues because they see them as competitors and so are scared of losing their spot in the pecking order” he said.
“Age or how old one is has nothing to do with being a mentor or mentee” He reiterated.
He stated that most established artistes these days no longer have the desire to mentor the upcoming ones because they feel they are going to take their position, become bigger or more successful than them.

He stated that a mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but they must have a certain area of expertise and connection for the mentorship to work.

“Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the amount of psycho-social support, career guidance, role modelling and communication that occurs in every mentoring relationship. A mentor, therefore, is one who guides and develops others in his or her line of expertise,” Tochukwu said.
Mentorship is a valuable tool for turning one’s visions to reality, “Every great person in history has had a mentor at one point in their lives or someone who inspired/motivated them in their rise to success” Young stated.

Toks Asher Young has worked in various roles in the Nigerian music and is also the author of DEUCES: An Anthology of WORDS, RHYMES & POEMS which is available on Okadabooks, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and other major platforms.