Lewisham Live: Getting to know you, with AYC’s Assistant Artistic Director Omolara Oyeneye

As part of Lewisham Live, the Albany Young Creatives are going to be presenting We Didn’t Start the Fire? an evening of music and dance with acts which raise burning questions of the youth of today. We’ve been talking to the Albany Young Creatives to find out more about themselves and their opinions on identity, today…

Name: Omolara Oyeneye
Age: 17, 18 at the time of the show
Fun fact about you: I can name all the Kings and Queen from William the conqueror to our
current Queen in order.

What is your role on the Young Creatives team?
Assistant Artistic Director

What is your favourite part about it?
I enjoy working with the other producers and getting to see new pieces by Trinity Laban.


Lets talk about the topic of the event now, what is identity for you?
Identity for me is how you choose to present yourself to others. You may see yourself a certain
way but Identity is an external thing as that is how people ‘identify’ you.

If you could choose a destination to best describe your identity what destination would be
and why?
Peckham High Street.

Do you think identity is defined by the country you were born in?
I believe that the country you were born in should be a part of your identity but you should not
make being proud and patriotic your entire identity and it may appear like you’re forcing your
nationality in someone else’s face.

How important is identity to you?
Identity is important to me because although I believe in community and unity I strongly believe
that everyone in a group should have their individuality and be allowed to express it.

If you could, would you change your identity? Why?
No, because I’m proud of my Nigerian roots and also my British identity because I feel that I am the
person I am because I have two nationalities and can look at things from two different points of


Lewisham Live! We Didn’t Start the Fire?
Saturday 24th March at 7.30pm. Ages 16+.
To book tickets and find out more, click here. 

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