Hello Mentor EP23 | Mark O’dea, Former Boy Band Member Turned Malaysian Show Host & YouTuber

“If it wasn’t for the boy band, I wouldn’t have come to Malaysia and really fell in love with it. When I was in the boy band, I had so much free time so I started a YouTube Channel and that’s when I got noticed by The 8TV Quickie.” – Mark O’Dea

About the episode

In this podcast episode, Mark shares how he made the decision to move to Malaysia many years back to join the boy band – The London Boys.

He talks about being a social media personality and how he first started building content on YouTube as well as on other social media platforms. He also shares the differences between being a TV host on Astro and being a content creator on social media. 

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Getting to know Mark O’dea

Hailing from the UK, Mark O’Dea (@markodea8) has made a name for himself in Malaysia in just over six years! From a young age, all he wanted to do was perform and be in front of the camera. He appeared in TV Shows and Musicals in the UK until the age of 22 when he received an offer to be in the Asia-based Boyband called ‘The London Boys’.

Whilst being in the band, Mark started his own YouTube channel which has now grown to over 317,000 subscribers and has a total of over 110 Million Views to this date! He also creates viral content on his Instagram Account which has garnered over 213,000 followers.

After he parted ways with The London Boys, he became a TV Host on 8TV’s Daily Entertainment Show ‘The 8TV Quickie’ for two years. Mark also joined Astro SuperSports as the host for the International Sports Travel Show ‘Wishlist’! Currently with Astro, he hosts a weekly Sports News Show called ‘SuperSport Daily’ where the viewers get their weekly dose of Sports news delivered with a fun twist!

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Hello Mentor is a podcast show that platforms raw discussions on career, ambition and success with inspiring and accomplished individuals.

Hello Mentor is hosted by Derek Toh, Founder and CEO of Hiredly.

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