Nollywood actress and ‘Tinsel’ star, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi has taken to Instagram to share her recent experience as an actress. She revealed how she had to employ an acting coach despite having 21 years of experience as an actress and 10 years as a Tinsel star.
According to her, there is always something new to learn. She therefore, implore her fans to develop their skills, step out of their comfort zone and acquire knowledge.
“Pt 1: Meet Dorothy Gould, a South African Actor/Director. She has 40 years acting experience cutting across Theater, Radio, TV and Movies. ???She has worked all over the world as both actor and director and is now imparting knowledge in others. She has worked with veterans as well as upcoming talents, prisoners and the homeless, is well versed in voice work, accents, physical performance, contemporary/period pieces and is currently working with actors on Generations – The number one soap opera in South Africa??? Why do I seem to be gushing about this multi talented woman, it’s because I recently had the privilege of drinking from her fountain of knowledge. Yes, despite my 21 years experience as an actress, and 10 years on Tinsel, FAR decided to engage the services of an acting coach!??? An experience I will never forget and will always return to…..I don’t care who you are, what you know or where you’ve been, I believe there is always something new to learn. Be Inspired!!
Pt 2: Honored to have her attention for a few sessions, she took me into her ‘space’ ( a room containing a large rug, table, chair and a wall shelf that holds hundreds of books) we worked on everything from movement to monologues, Characterization, auditions, scene prep and even breathing techniques….Wish I could see her every week.
I fell in love with her transparency, was overwhelmed by her passion, I choked on her knowledge, inspired by her consistency. Her comfort with the craft knows no bounds. Like a sponge, I soaked up as much as I could, while I could❤️??Knowledge truly is power because after a few sessions with Ms Dorothy, I feel like I can conquer the world. Lol!! As if I knew nothing about acting prior to meeting her…… Whoever you are reading this, whatever it is that you do, I employ you to 1. Acquire knowledge 2. Develop your skills 3. Step out of your comfort zone 4. Go for Gold 5. Don’t take NO for an answer..”