Creative Spotlight: WanaWana

Creative Spotlight: WanaWana

"I am quite lucky to come from a very liberal and non-traditional family. No one cares too much about your career choices as long as it is honest, you can take care of yourself, and  you can live comfortably doing it. "

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Creative Spotlight: Temi Coker

Creative Spotlight: Temi Coker
"My sophomore year in college was when I knew I was meant to be a creative and embrace my creativity. This was the same year I switched my major from biomedical engineering to digital media. That was the turning point in my life. "

Temi is a Photographer, Graphic Designer and an Educator in Texas. He is widely known for his creative approach in photography and design.

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Teacher Spotlight: Edward Okougbo

Teacher Spotlight: Edward Okougbo
“Music provided a sort of solace for me. It was an escape from my harsh reality at that time.”

Edward, who is known in the music scene as “EdWord,” is a regular host at The SoulHub (@TheSoulHub), a platform that showcases live music, poetry and rap in Lagos, Nigeria. He was also the singing instructor at the 2016 Orisun Summer Institute for Creative Arts.

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Student Spotlight: Jamiu Olamide Adejumo

Student Spotlight: Jamiu Olamide Adejumo

Orísun wouldn't be possible without our wonderful students and volunteers. In order to celebrate them and their continuous support to our cause, we are starting a new monthly series highlighting our students and volunteers.

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How Many Stories Go Untold Because Young People’s Gifts Remain Unnurtured?

How Many Stories Go Untold Because Young People’s Gifts Remain Unnurtured?

It is not enough to be driven by fear of future regret and "what-ifs"; It is much more purposeful to be driven by a love for a passion. Nurturing creative arts in the next generation opens the door for limitless possibilities.

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I'm Here to Support the Brave Ones and Encourage Those That Are Afraid

I'm Here to Support the Brave Ones and Encourage Those That Are Afraid

We have that one thing we used to do or be really good at when we were kids. But not anymore. Sometimes, our excuse is that we simply grew out of it and moved on to other things. However, most times, the reason we did not pursue that interest was because we either lacked the resources to develop it or we received significant discouragement from our families or communities.

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Living Your Childhood Dream Is Possible

Living Your Childhood Dream Is Possible

Dreams are important. They have the ability to shape a person’s life. I went from being a wide-eyed 11 year old sitting in front of the TV fantasizing about acting, to now living in Hollywood, California working as a professional actress.

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Now Is The Time To Be The Creatives That Nigeria Needs

Now Is The Time To Be The Creatives That Nigeria Needs

Although I did not live out my then dream of becoming a singer, looking back I am extremely grateful for these experiences because they taught me how to imagine numerous possibilities for my future as a young African immigrant girl in America.

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