Last week, I mentioned we will be introducing a new category, THE INTERVIEW. I was really stalling interviewing the person because I was really nervous, and I had not done it before. It was really amazing, and I enjoyed conversing with her. I had the privilege to interview OLUFEMI OLUWATOYIN, one very amazing somebody.
She was super nice, and she made it look like I was talking to somebody I had known over time. I chose to interview Toyin because she seems to have her life planned out, she knows what she wants, and she is already working towards it. Even when network wanted to disrupt our talk, she still made sure we had the interview. Let’s get to know the amazing Toyin.
CAN WE MEET TOYIN?
My name is Toyin,I’m 18 years old.I am a TV presenter,OAP (on-air personality)and Host.I am a youtuber, a social media influencer.My Favourite colour is black. I’m in my second year of university in the United Kingdom studying Mass Communication
I WAS REALLY SMILING HERE BECAUSE MY FAVORITE COLOR IS BLACK TOO. I’VE WATCHED ALL YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS, WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR OWN CHANNEL?
I’m very passionate about my dreams and I wanted a platform where I can express myself without being controlled or forced to be a certaimyself.I just wanted my own space to be myself.
IS THERE ANY YOUTUBE CHANNEL YOU LOOK UP TO, ANY CHANNEL YOU WANT YOURS TO BE LIKE?
I would not say a mentor,but I watch a couple of channels to develop myself and get more knowledge about what I do. It’s just more like building myself and motivating myself to do better.
THAT’S NICE, HAVE YOU ALWAYS KNOWN YOU WILL BE GOING INTO MEDIA? OR DID YOU JUST FIND YOURSELF THERE?
No. I have always been a science student, studying to be a neurosurgeon. I even got a scholarship for my A levels but this was around the point I discovered my love for media. I knew then that I was made for media
WOW, YOUR PARENTS MUST BE REALLY UNDERSTANDING TO LET YOU TAKE THE BIG STEP
Yes they are,thankfully my parents are really supportive and I’m so blessed to have them.
YOU SEEM VERY CONVERSANT WITH THE CELEBRITIES, HAVE YOU ALWAYS KNOWN THEM, OR YOU MET THEM IN THE COURSE OF WORK?
Yes I do,I have not always know celebrities.i meet them in the course of working as a social media influencer.
IN ONE OF YOUR VIDEOS, YOU SAID YOU ARE A TALKATIVE BUT YOU ARE SHY. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Okay.I’m a very reserved person and I am very shy which people find really hard to believe but it is the truth I’m very active and jovial when I’m in front of the camera and get in my element but when I’m done I’m just back to being me. That’s why most times when I have to do shows and appearances I’m always shy at the beginning and then I get better.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
Done with my Bachelors and Masters degree.Working as a Multimedia Personality well know respected in the society.Making my parents proud and engagedengaged.
A RANDOM QUESTION, WHAT IS THAT EXPERIENCE IF YOU REMEMBER NOW, YOU WOULDN’T STOP LAUGHING.
Whenever I come into Nigeria without telling anyone and my friends get really surprised when I show up at social outings.
That was the end of the interview. What I personally got from Toyin is, I shouldn’t be scared to follow that which I want, no matter how weird it sounds at first. You can follow Toyin on Instagram using @toyinxx and also her YouTube channel, the link is in her bio on Instagram
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