BPM | Turning Creativity into a Day Job

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021
Odario Williams
Manitoba Music


Join us as we sit down with artist, CBC radio host and the creative jack of all trades that is Odario Williams. This conversation will speak specifically to the art of forging a career from Canada's centre most province, Manitoba. Odario will touch on his journey as an artist, his path to CBC and how to balance creative pursuits while working in the music industry. This will be a must join conversation for those interested in learning how to turn their creativity into a day job. If you're interested in being in on the convo, please reach out to Andrew Sannie via for the Zoom link.

Guest Mentor

Odario Williams is a Guyanese-born entertainer, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Today Odario resides in Toronto and is the lead vocalist for the award-winning hip-hop collective Grand Analog. His rap career began while studying creative writing, theatre and film at the University of Winnipeg. He always considered Winnipeg, where he honed his craft, to be a hotbed for creativity & self-expression. As an entertainer, Odario wears many hats, describing himself mainly as a storyteller (he's also been titled a “modern day renaissance man”). Aside from being an actor, songwriter, producer, teacher, journalist and poet, Odario is no stranger to the CBC airwaves as a broadcaster. Over the last decade he has been a regular host on Radio 3. He's also guest-hosted The Signal, CBC Music Top 20 and the Weekend Morning show. Odario is currently the host of Afterdark on CBC Music.     

How To Get Involved

To get involved, please email Participation is free and open to residents of Manitoba who identify as a Black musicians or music industry professional. 

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