Exclusive Interview with Desola Lasisi, the Young Prolific Artist

Desola LasisiAkaụntụ: Please tell us about yourself, your background and interests….
Desola: My name is Lasisi Adesola Khadijat. I am the first of three kids, hometown Ibadan, Oyo State, born and grew up in Lagos. I had my primary school education at Abbey Junior Mixed and Infant School, Lagos, my secondary at Ad-din International College, Ibadan. I studied Fine and Applied art at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology specialized in Painting and my interests are art, design and photography.

Akaụntụ: How easy was starting up?
Desola: Not so easy. I mean you meet a lot of people but thanks to God. I have been holding up.

Akaụntụ: What were your biggest failures and how did they affect your success?
Desola: Biggest failure, not yet, am no perfect but I have been getting through

Akaụntụ: Tell us about your startup, Desola’s Gallery
Desola: Desola’s gallery, though still at the infant stage is an art, design and photography outfit that caters for various paintings, and drawings. We also accept commissioned works.

Akaụntụ: What inspires you to draw?
Desola: Everything around me.

Akaụntụ: Could you show us some of your drawings and tell us the ideas behind them?

Sleeping Baby, Charcoal on Paper, 2011

I love babies because they are so cute so when I saw this sleeping baby. I couldn’t resist I had to draw it

Watching the Moon, Oil on Canvas, 2012

I like watching the moon but I don’t sit on my window. I just wanted to portray that moment in a local environment.

Arewa, Charcoal on Paper, 2012

Arewa, Charcoal on Paper, 2012

First Lady of Ekiti State, Pencil On Paper, 2012

First Lady of Ekiti State, Pencil On Paper, 2012

Portrait, Charcoal on Paper, 2012

Portrait, Charcoal on Paper, 2012, I drew this for a family member

Akaụntụ: What milestones have you achieved so far?
Desola: That would be when I drew the portrait of the first lady of Ekiti state and I am about receiving an award for the Olusegun Obasanjo Premier Library National Art Competition.

Akaụntụ: If you are not into art business, what would you have been doing?
Desola: I really can’t imagine doing something else.

Akaụntụ: What impact have social media had on you personally and business wise?
Desola: Positive impact, I must say. It helps promote the awareness both personally and business wise.

Akaụntụ: Going forward, what should we expect from you and any announcements or upcoming projects?
Desola: Expect a lot, God willing.

Akaụntụ: Any final advice for budding entrepreneurs?
Desola: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”

Akaụntụ: Thanks for granting us this interview, keep on with your good work.
Ya mere, to contact Desola for your paintings/drawings jobs, please use the details below;

Phone: 08131561450
Emails: desola3011@yahoo.com, caitlinabidex@yahoo.com
Blog: www.desolalasisi.blogspot.com

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