Friday, 7 August 2015

My Profession Can't take The Place of My Family

Talking about strong ladies whose love for  Arts know no bounds, Osasogie Efe Guobadia comes top of mind. Sogie started her career 14years ago as an actress with JOS REPERTORY THEATRE, an independent Theatre Organization based in Jos. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology  from the University of Jos and also a Bachelor of Arts in Film studies from the National Film Institute Jos. 

Guobadia stressed in a chat with her that she will never prioritize her profession above her family as family comes first in everything we do. She further expressed that life has taught her to respect her family and put her mind at her job. One must not take the place of the other she said. 

The Edo born Thespian is the first child of five children. She has acted as Queen Amina in the Play  "Queen Amina of Zauzau", Jane Pilkings in Wole Soyinka's "Death & The King's Horsemen, Narrator in "King Christophe, Sadiku in Wole Soyinka's Lion & the Jewel, Biola in Sefi Attah's Last Stand, Taiwo in Ahmed Yarima's "The Sisters" among many others.

She is also a Latin Dance Instructor, director and a  Make-Up Artiste. Some of the works she has directed are; Charles Fullman's "Zoo man & the sign, Adenoyi Onukaba's "Body Part" and August Wilson's "Ceremonies In Dark Old Men".

Guobadia is the CEO of Husky Makeup Studio where she trains people on Bridal makeup, personal makeup, character makeup and special effect makeup. She also cover events( still photo) for weddings, birthdays, pre- wedding shoots, etc.  Her philosophy; With education, the sky is the spring board to achieving our dreams.

"The most painful event of my life is the death of my brother whose story taught me to always put family first in all I do".
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