ABOUT KOBINA WOOD-ANDOH
Kobina Wood-Andoh, Assistant Producer who works in UK TV production. He’s been working in the industry for over 6 years working on some of UK’s biggest television shows. He usually specialises in working on Factual Entertainment shows and Observational documentaries. His TV credits ranges from Come Dine with Me, The Undateables, Rich Kids Go Skint Holiday and Born Famous, etc.
KEY LINKS AND TAKE AWAYS
Observational documentaries -explores a backstory and has some storytelling to it.
Shows like married at first sight UK is a hybrid tv production of both reality and observational. Kobina worked on channel 4 show, born famous – show includes Gordon Ramsay, Mel B, Paul Ince
There are some shows that don’t disappear because its flopped. it can get recommissioned sometimes based on various factors.
Kobina has also worked on rich kids skint holiday, another very popular British TV show, which is a spin-off of rich kids go skint.
Mr Wood-Andoh was also meant to work on Channel 4’s historical Black to Front initiative. AJ Odudu one of the presenters went to Adrian’s university.
TV is dying out and everyone is creating their own platforms online. Back then, you would need an opportunity in radio.
TV will always be around until older generation goes.
Season 2 episode with jesse touched on the death of tv- https://thesoundofaccra.com/jesse-acquah-hayford/
Social media has a strong part to play in political/social campaigns over conventional TV Media.
YouTube is taking over Television.
Koby almost would have gone into a completely different career if it wasn’t for TV/Media. Kobina wanted to study drama therapy but decided to work in a role instead
CONNECT WITH THE SOUND OF ACCRA PODCAST
YOUTUBE/ AUDIO PODCAST TIMESTAMPS
0:00 – Intro
3:20: Kobina TV production resume
4:40 The different genres of factual tv (Reels/IGTV worthy)
5:21 Working on the rap game uk
6:15 Breaking down observation documentary genre
11:15: Debunking Reality TV
13:30 Kobina’s Highs and Lows of the industry
18:51: Kobina’s thoughts on Channel 4’s historical Black to Front initiative (reels/IGTV worthy)
23:40 Do we need an answer to BET in the UK? (reels/IGTV worthy)
26:25 TV:The last of a dying breed? (reels/IGTV worthy)
30:30 US’s Trump & UK’s Niko Omilana- Beating the Odds in elections with Social Media (reels/IGTV worthy)
33:50 Shows Kobina’s Favourite TV Shows
35:22 Kobina’s favourite Childhood shows
37:04 How Kobina got into TV
47:55 Kobina’s faith being key to his professional career
49:34 Tips for those aspiring to get a career in TV (behind the scenes)
54:30 ‘What the Sound of Accra’ is to Kobina