Tell me about you (family, academic and career background)
My name is Mosope Agbeyangi. I am a final year student of Geology and Mineral Sciences at Crawford University. I’m from a family of 5 – the first child out of 3.
At what point did you start writing and painting; what inspired it?
I started drawing at the age of 5 in primary school. Fine art was my favourite subject and i was always the “Artist of the week” in my class. No one beat me to that. But I started writing in SS2. I had lots of creative thoughts so I bought a journal and started writing them down. Then in my first year at the university, I started my blog. www.mosopesdiary.wordpress.com . I’m still working on it though. It’s a blog where i share my personal experience with people.
Your biggest influences are?
My biggest influence is to be unique and be the best; to stand out among my peers. To be known for something great and inspiring.
What’s your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is to own my Art gallery just like Nike Art Gallery. I want to build an art empire. I also want to inspire young ones. It’s not just a dream, I’m working towards it.
What’s the traffic to your blog like?
The traffic is not huge yet. School is taking a lot of my time. Hopefully, when I graduate this year, I will be more consistent.
How has social media influenced you?
Social media has influenced me a lot. It has given me a free opportunity to showcase my works. I have also used social media as a platform to meet other beautiful artists who have inspired me.
5 things that inspire you
Nike Davies Okundaye of Nike Art Gallery; I love her to bits. She inspires me a lot. My mum also inspires me. My desire to be the best artist in the world. The urge to be successful and unique also inspires me. I want to afford a good life. I am also inspired by my thoughts and imaginations.
What are your favourite themes?
Abstract: Making sense out of no sense.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In the next 5 years. I see myself holding and attending one of the most outstanding exhibitions. I see myself exhibiting my artworks an exceptionally unique way.
You can follow her @_moarts on IG & Twitter
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