We had the good fortune of connecting with Olasunkanmi Ogunade and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Olasunkanmi, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Over time, I have come to discover that Humility is the major key. I generally credit four major things, firstly it’s the grace of God that makes everything possible, humility comes next as it opens doors beyond your imagination and takes you places you would never believe, consistency comes and then talent is the last factor. for me personally, humility has been a major factor. Relating to your clients and strangers has a way of turning around for good. I pray, stay humble, stay consistent and polish up my talent/craft. I pray to stay humble for the rest of my days.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I commenced photography arts 10 years ago and have been improving on the art. I got to a point and wanted more, I devised a way to tell more stories with colors, human elements, and models. one of the things that set me apart is my color style and attitude. I also do acting and modeling professionally, I do media/digital production, branding, and advertising where we shoot television commercials and short films. Everything I do is in line with Arts and media, they are interwoven and there are no limits. I am proud of the fact that I get to do what I love and explore, make an impact, and gain profit.
Been in the Media arts business for 10 years and it has given me the opportunity to live, explore and visit many countries. Built clientele and executed life-changing projects. Nothing on this planet earth comes easy, there are challenges at every turn, we have to fight hard for what we want, I am still fighting, I am not there yet but I got God, I am hopeful and I got faith that things will work.
Life teaches you a lot as you grow older but I have learned that having a good relationship with Yeshua works wonders, staying consistent, staying humble propels you faster, and staying close to your family/ loved ones helps you to stay grounded.
I am hopeful that with the grace of God, I am going to make a huge impact in this generation, change lives and be a blessing in numerous ways. I will eventually want my brand to represent hope and make people believe that anything is possible.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
hmmm let me see, I will definitely make them see a historical museum, then we go catch up on some grilled delicacies at some Suya spots downtown, we end the night at some nice bar till mama calls. loool
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my Parents for the unending love, my siblings for support and love all the time.