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#WCW: Actress and DJ, Tolula Adeyemi

September 20, 2017

#WCW: Actress and DJ, Tolula Adeyemi

 

The trifecta of Badassery: British actress Tolula Adeyemi tells us about her career as a model, actress and jet set DJ.

Name: Tolula Adeyemi
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Role: Actress / DJ
Tolula Adeyemi is a London born Nigerian actress, model and DJ. A lover of poetry and the arts, Tolula's vibrant and dynamic personality is showcased through her many projects - including setting up and running her own theatre company between 2007-2009 called Le TAtre, devising, writing and installing pop-up shows around London as reported in The Evening Standard and Harper's Bazaar's September Highlights.  Tolula is huge supporter of human rights, especially for women and child in war torn and poverty stricken countries. She supports many charities such as Kids Company and charities that help preserve the environment.

What was your career path to becoming a Badass?

I started modelling from age 15 for some years appearing in British Vogue and Vogue Italia, campaigns and runways for Vivienne Westwood, amongst others. Meanwhile I was studying drama and trained in theatre and musical theatre in London. Got an agent and then my first movie had a role alongside Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in a UK film. Meanwhile started my DJ career doing events for Vogue, parties for Bungalow 8 London and worldwide pop up events, Soho house at Coachella, DKNY, NYC hotspots....
 
What is the first thing you do in the morning?

Finish my dreams and wake up. Then I get straight into work mode or try to meditate or work out if I have time.

Proudest Moment to date?
My family in London watching my success

What is your favorite daily expletive?
Oh for Fuck's Sake
Favorite Badass Balloon?
Hot Tramp! I love you so & Champagne Campaign

When they make your biopic what is the scene that you are going to hope they leave out?
Probably being thrown out of a club in London age 16, losing my handbag and my friends back in the club.....

What's your best piece of advice for aspiring Badasses?
As my mother says (and a certain shoe company) Just Do It! Also - Take on, listen to all advice and then do what you feel is right, instinctively. I love a quote by author Neil Gaiman : "The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only can."


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