Today we’d like to introduce you to Aminat Odunbaku.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I moved to LA to model and act. Experiencing the industry led to working behind the scenes where I created an online fashion store and opened a film and photography studio. I took some years off to study hospitality and sales and now I’m back in the game producing and filming content. The new platform I created is called Odunbaku Media. We create food content, documentaries, podcasts and digital questionnaire games.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Smooth road?!?! Haha, No way! I moved to LA when I was young, it took years of struggling through depression to find my true purpose. I grew up with a lot of trauma and that hindered my life and creativity. Although I had big dreams and great intentions, I was very impatient and it led me to a ton of self-doubt.
The struggles I experienced weren’t necessarily with the industry but with my perception. My mental health.
After several years I realized I was in my way and learned meditation. That changed my entire life.
I would say, as artists/entrepreneurs, if you’re struggling with your business or craft the first thing to look into is yourself. Check on your mental health, start meditating, get therapy and do research on trauma (especially abandonment trauma). Once you understand you’re in your way, it’s only a matter of time that you’ll get out of it.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a creator. I love creating ideas, food, content, photos, etc. It gives me so much joy and through my experiences and social media, I’ve found a way to capitalize off of my talents. My company Odunbaku Media is where I shoot restaurant menus on a weekly basis. I film documentaries of people coming up in the industry and I created a questionnaire game called “That’s A Good Ass Question!” A digital game that promotes openness, honesty and vulnerability. There are many categories, sexuality, relationships, finances, etc. It’s sold on Apple Books, Google Playbooks, Kindle, Kobo and for Africa Okada Books. I also still model and act so that keeps me in front of the camera.
I’ve very proud of all the work I’ve done and currently doing. I’m expressing myself each day with things that I love so much. I’m very grateful for my process and my experiences.
How do you think about luck?
I don’t believe in luck. I prepare. That’s my formula. Preparation leads to opportunity and opportunity leads to success.
- That’s A Good Ass Question! $9.99 – $25.99
- Food Photography: varies
- Modeling: $250/ hr
- Website: https://linktr.ee/AminatOdunbaku
- Instagram: https://Instagram.com/aminatodunbaku
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCmbNcZu2ooSh_6mmvB1sPOw
Image credits Odunbaku Media