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Tolula Adeyemi: Redefining creativity, talent

By Guardian Nigeria
03 January 2022   |   2:21 am
There are so many success stories across the world with different levels of brilliance and excellence,especially amongst young people. Many young talents these days are leaving no stone unturned creatively, and this is more true for Tolula Adeyemi who is a musician, Dj, an actress and visual artist. Born in London, she pursued her acting…

There are so many success stories across the world with different levels of brilliance and excellence,especially amongst young people.

Many young talents these days are leaving no stone unturned creatively, and this is more true for Tolula Adeyemi who is a musician, Dj, an actress and visual artist.

Born in London, she pursued her acting dreams when she turned 21, after previously starting out as a poetry and art enthusiast. Her dynamic personality and presence shines through her many projects,including setting up and running her own theater company between 2007-2009, called Le TAtre, as well as devising,writing and installing pop-up shows around London.

All these led her to the big screen where she was cast in a feature film in which she played a jazz singer, opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in Last Chance Harvey (2008).

A British style icon, her peculiar style has made her a favourite on the red carpet. Describing her style as a mix of masculine and feminine influences, she said she could be girly and glamorous one day and graphic and boyish the next or even both at the same time.

Studying Contemporary Art at Chelsea college of Art London,she captured the attention of the media and fashion world with her success as Vivienne Westwood’s muse (she appears in the acclaimed designer 2008 Gold label Ad campaign).

After her debut in Last Chance Harvey, she appeared in Anywhere With You (We,The Coyotes) set in LA and was supporting lead opposite McCaul Lombardi (American Honey) Morgan Sailor (Homeland), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) and Lorelei Link later (Boyhood). The movie oremiered at the Cannes Film Festival and The los Angeles Film Festival in 2019.

Passionate about women and girls as well as issues affecting them, she’s using her voice and influence to advocate for improved female empowerment and drum up support for black women in entertainment, saying she hopes to lift people up not just as actors but as passionate individuals.

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