If you’ve ever tuned in to Rutgers’ very own student-run radio station, The Core FM, then you might have jammed with this one. This is Sade Osuji, a third year double majoring in Communications and Human Resource Management. Her friends and family know her outgoing personality, kind heart, and 6’ 2” height. However, what most are surprised to find out is that Sade hosts her own radio show, Legacy, which airs on 90.3 The Core FM. It’s her second year doing this and she admits she has stepped out of her comfort zone and is glad she made radio her thing.
Wendy Williams and Queen Latifah are just two of the inspiring people that motivated Sade to get involved with radio. That, and her love for music. All kinds of music. Did I mention she’s a singer? Of course, the entertainment and media industry is the direction Sade would like to go in but she’s still figuring it all out.
Some things aren’t just worth pursuing if the lifestyle is not manageable for you,” Sade believes.
There was a time Sade was considering Pre-Med, but she learned that road was not for her to walk. Nowadays, she really likes the idea of working in the sports industry. Her long-term dream is to have her own talk show, just like Wendy Williams and Queen Latifah.
Sade likes that at The Core, playing underground artists is encouraged rather than playing the Top 40. Currently she is a disk jockey, but has some interest in taking more responsibility. Before pursuing that, though, she wants to learn and gain more familiarity with music. The journey is more important to her rather than the end.
DJ Sade had invited a friend, Yolande Edme, on the show the day I took pictures. Yolande is currently exploring what she wants to do in the industry, and Sade brings the comfort level that hosts need to run a successful show. Sade advises that the only way to figure out what you want to do in life is by doing things.
Get involved with The Core if you have an interest in radio. It’s a creative space and you meet people who are passionate about music just as much as you. And if it’s not radio, look into organizations that have your interests.”
As far as what Sade’s next move is, so far she only knows what she doesn’t want to do. Through the process of figuring it out, she has gained experience in communication, film, acting, and community service. Everyday, just like all of us, Sade is growing as a person and she knows that. It’s all about taking it a step at a time but to not let that time go wasted.
When she is not running her radio show, Sade is involved with a few organizations on campus and works in Rutgers Student Life at the College Avenue Student Center as a manager. Yes, you might catch her at the Welcome Desk from time to time! This semester Legacy airs on TheCore.fm on Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm.
By Shirley Mori
This article was written before Yolande Edme had become co-host. The new name of the show, still happening Tuesdays at 4pm, is “Boss Behavior”.