Jerry Adjorlolo

Jerry Adjorlolo, one of Ghana’s celebrated event hosts has advised MCs who are paired to run a programme to see the job as a team work and not a competition. 

According to him, the work of co-emcees is to complement each other and not to prove who is better. 

“When you have the chance to play by another MC,  don’t see it as competition. It’s a matter of cooperation, collaboration. And one where you complement each other. Strength over weaknesses,” he told Kwame Dadzie on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z. 

He further commended Anita Erskine as someone he gels with when they are paired as MCs for events. 

“Anita Erskine and I have been doing this for a very long time. She is one person I respect. She is the best co-host ever,” he said. 

Jerry Adjorlolo and Anita Erskine

He also advised MCs to build networks so they get more recommendations from their colleagues. 

“Yesterday, Nathaniel Attoh called me for a gig that he can’t do because he was not available. That is how we grow. We build each other up,” he said. 

Giving out some nuggets of emceeing to up and coming event hosts, Jerry urged them to first know who they are, their strengths and what they seek to achieve.

He emphasized the need for fledgling MCs to have mentors who would guide them on their journey. 

Jerry Adjorlolo, intimating that the work of MCs is lucrative also noted that the payment for work done depends on the weight and value the host brings on board. 

“Starting out, my basic understanding of this job is that you start from a certain position where you are prepared to work for free.  Then you graduate to a point where you are prepared to be paid something. And then as you graduate further you get paid a fee. And as you grow, you get to be paid your fee. And as you grow further you get to be paid above your fee. And when you have hit the top, you are actually paid because you are you,” he said.

He made these submissions while discussing the art and craft of emceeing on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Other speakers on the panel were Nathaniel Attoh, Anita Erskine, Merqury Quaye and Kabutey Ocansey. 

About Jerry Adjorlolo 

Jerry Adjorlolo is a gifted professional master of ceremonies, moderator and storyteller, with an impressive track record of successfully hosting numerous state, diplomatic, corporate and social events from in Ghana since January 2014.

He is the Managing Director of Domotale Africa, a consultancy provider for Ghana’s state, diplomatic and corporate landscape with a specialty focus in media production, events management, protocol services, public relations, business facilitation and other business-on-demand creation services. 

Some notable events he has hosted include investment fora and banquets in honour of eleven (11) visiting heads of state and government (The Presidents of South Africa, Hungary, India, Turkey, Kenya, Guinea Bissau, Tanzania, Mozambique, Prime ministers of – Barbados, Ethiopia, Trinidad and Tobago and HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex).

He has moderated numerous international conferences, seminars, inaugurations, awards and dinners with reputable multilateral, governmental and corporate institutions namely; The World Bank/IMF, World Economic Forum, Afcfta Secretariat, the African Union, Ecowas, Afri-Eximbank, International trade centre, GIZ, USAID, YALI/The Mandela Washington Fellowship, MTN, Vodafone, Newmont, Tullow, Unilever, Nestle, Oracle, Standard Chartered Bank, Ecobank, Zenith Bank to mention but a few.

Additionally, Jerry is highly patronized as a preferred host for many high-level social events for their excellencies (Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo & Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo), President and first lady of the republic, former presidents of the republic, HRM Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, King of Asante and the life patron of the millennium excellence foundation, the King of the Akyem Abuakwa (Ghana), His Royal Majesty Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the diplomatic community and the state, at state assisted funerals in honour of many distinguished statesmen and women.

Through the years, Jerry has come into his own with the right blend of exposure, corporate experience, social interactivity, wit, business etiquette and protocols which have placed him in good stead as the nation’s most sought- after premium event host. 

In between his very hectic schedule, he makes time to mentor young talents through the Domotale Institute; the training arm of Domotale Africa.

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