My passion for young women – Bukola Fasuyi, actress
By AMEH COMRADE GODWIN
For Oluwabukola Fasuyi, a young actress and motivational speaker, the entertainment platform has always been her dream. The artiste who studied Mass communication and Language at the Ondo State Polytechnic disclosed to Daily Sun recently that to become a successful artiste in life, one must be submissive and focused.
Born in Ikale, Okitipupa LGA of Ondo State, Fasuyi, who came into entertainment industry in 2003 said, “Then I showcased my acting talent in a Yoruba movie entitled Anipulapo as directed by Femi Philips.” She explained how she was inspired into acting by a brother and friend, Lekan Ayinde, who equally discovered her talents as a writer, motivational speaker, reporter, producer and director. All these enabled her to feature in other Yoruba films such as Adiye Abuja, Arobi and Adunmin among others.
Her words, “I’m the producer of Aso Iboiwa (Behind the Garment) which will hit the market soon. I am also the author of The Vision for Success & How to Overcome Life Situation. I came into acting to make a difference in the world, I want to use my talent to change the lives of the female youth and the nation in particular, I also want to be a role model to my generation”.
Asked about her views on Nollywood, Fasuyi observed, “Nollywood is a promising industry, I see the nation turning better in the hands of Nollywood, we are blessed with artistes who are intelligent and popular, but the problem is that we lack cooperation and understanding, we can even do better than Hollywood if there’s cooperation.”
Fasuyi, who is also the Project Manager of The Classic Magazine said her targeted audience cut across the female youth, noting that her role models include her mum, Jaunita Bynum, Oprah Winfrey, an American cleric and journalist as well as Joke Sylva. She said that she’s still single but hopes to get married in a couple of years.
To her fans and up-coming artistes, Fasuyi advised, “your destiny is in your hands, you can shape or disfigure it yourself, the way you see yourself depend on how far you can go.