Abiola Ogunbiyi is an actress, musician, writer and filmmaker based in London who also works as a career strategy and creative practice coach for professional artists and designers worldwide.
Best known for Jamestown, A Boy Called Christmas and Sexellence (a short film she wrote and starred in), Abiola is also currently studying for a masters of science in Psychology. And if all that wasn't enough, she also generously shares advice for creatives via her platform, To Be A Better Artist where she focuses on topics like consistency, work-life balance, and setting up the foundations for a long and happy career, doing what you love.
In this episode, we talk about the highs and lows of being a creative person. We get a fascinating insight into the world of acting and why we have to learn to accept rejection by staying grounded and finding a balance between knowing about the things we can control and those we can't. We also chat about having confidence in our abilities, why it's ok to recognise our strengths and celebrate who we are and what we've achieved. And, as always, there's lots of fun talking about other stuff, like Grease and Danny's hair, favourite movies, and why Abiola almost became a DJ. Enjoy.