In SARO, Oluwatoyin Olokodana James plays the role of recharge card seller, sales girl, and dancer. Oluwatoyin Olokodana James talks about her experience in theatre and her excitement for SARO The Musical.
Tell Us about Your Career in Theatre?
My career in theatre started as far back as 1994 when i joined a theatre group, but professionally, it started while i was studying at the Lagos state university where i acquired a diploma in theatre, film and television production ( 1999). I was introduced to a professional dance company at the national theatre by a course mate.
Who/What inspired you to join SARO The Musical?
Actually i was invited by the artistic director: Mr Uphopho Kenneth.
Which other project do you do aside acting?
i do a lot of things, such as singing, dancing, costuming.
What is the biggest challenge you've faced so far in Theatre?
I don’t think i have ever faced any serious challenge in this field
Who are your favorite plays or playwrights?
My favorite plays are Wives by Ahmed Yerima, oya by lekan Balogun, women of Owu by Femi Osofisan, Azagidi and Obaseki by Don Pedro Obaseki,
What role are you gonna be playing in SARO The Musical?
I am playing multiple roles in the play, aside dancing; i am also taking the role of producer, recharge seller, sales girl, dancer etc
How Far your Role in SARO does goes?
Like i mentioned above, i have more than one role, therefore i would say that my roles are quiet interesting and demands a high level of concentration and skill in order the distinctively play these roles. And i must say i am really excited playing these roles.
How do you feel taking part in SARO The Musical?
It’s a two way thing, first it’s an honor to have me on this production and at the same time, i feel honored to be part of this history making event, especially playing alongside these caliber of artist.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
5 years from now, hmmmm. Believe me, something’s are not within the jurisdiction of human brings to dictate or accomplish. So, i will be where God wants me to be.
What are your favorite inspirational quotes that you live by?
The world is a stage and all men merely players, they have their exits and their entrances.
Oluwatoyin Olokodana James has featured in numerous stage productions and she has to her credit HUMAN CARGO BY FRED EGBEYEGE, OYA ORIRI DIRECTED BY STEVE JAMES, WOMEN OF OWU BY FEMI OSOFISAN, YEEPA SOLARIN NBO DIRECTED BY NIJI AKANNI, AZADIGI, IDIA AND OBASEKI DIRECTED BY DON PEDRO OBASEKI, ORISA DIRECTED BY STEVE JAMES, THE WIVES DIRECTED BY KENNETH UPHOPHO.
She has also featured in many soap operas and films such as - GIRLS NEXT DOOR, BURNING SPEAR , SWEET REVENGE, SUPER STORY, THIS LIFE ( soap opera) CINDERELLA, HEROES, AIYE OKO LOKO, ABETILUKARA, ATELEWO OKU