Adebanjo Aderinsola Abibat, a versatile young woman and entrepreneur is a graduate of Performing Arts, Olabisi Onabanjo University, (OOU). She is an indigene of Ogun State.
She is a hair stylist, a fashion designer, make up artist (including special effect) and an actor. She is also the CEO of Black doll and Rinsola Aesthetics and the Co-Founder of Costume Sisters.
Aderinsola shares her ‘Ruby Girl’ story in this interview.
My name is Adebanjo Aderinsola Abibat, popularly known as Rinsola. I am a graduate of Performing Arts, Olabisi Onabanjo University OOU. I am from Ogun State.
I’m an hair stylist, a fashion designer, make up artist (including special effect) and an actor. I am the CEO of Black doll and Rinsola Aesthetics and the Co-Founder of Costume Sisters.
I am a freak when it comes to applying makeup and taking pictures. I also love dancing, drawing and standing in front of camera, either acting or making my short videos.
I am mostly inspired by my Milieu, especially when I have to express myself through drawing. I draw what I see, and I also do this sometimes when it comes to making a creative outfit. Social media is another source of my inspiration. When I see people’s work, I get motivated to do more than ever someone else has done, plus it’s a constant reminder not to relent and also improve to be the best. Hakeem Effects (Onilogbo Hakeem) inspires me more on the area of special effects or makeup fantasy.
ONE ACCESSORY I CAN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT
BALANCING IT ALL…
Everything in life has its own season or time. Especially when it comes to hair and sewing. There are times when I get jobs for make up only or sewing e.t.c. So far, I haven’t been in a situation where I have to do all at the same time. It’s either two or three at most.
I remembered a situation where I had to dance, act, and was also the costumier and makeup artist for that production. It was actually stressful, but I was able to pull through because it was something I really enjoyed doing. I have passion for these things and also derive happiness from doing them.
Make hay while the sun shine.
ONE THING I WILL LIKE TO CHANGE ABOUT ME
Low self esteem especially when it comes to competition or public speaking.
WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT
Social media. I love feeding my eyes with things that are trending, especially things that have to do with fashion.
MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE ON STAGE AS A THEATRE ARTS STUDENT…
My induction ( initiation to Theater Arts). Walking around the school bare footed with palm front in my mouth alongside my course mates and dancing on stage with public figures including the likes of Abbey Lanre, Yinka Quadri, Jide Kosoko, Shola Kosoko, Faithia Balogun, Toyosi Adesanya, and Victor Olaotan who was the chief priest of the occasion.
IF GIVEN THE CHANCE TO BE THE PRESIDENT FOR A DAY…
I would change the economy. It is one of the biggest problem that Nigeria is currently facing. The rate of buying and selling has drastically increased and is negatively affecting the citizens. Inflation in prices of goods and services is rising and our currency is depreciating. Income earned by workers can no longer sustain them, which is a threat in the lives of many people.
My upbringing didn’t prepare me for all that I am today. Maybe I would have been better than this if that was the case but I thank God for where I am today.
MY BRAND IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS
I see myself becoming the woman I have always dreamt of. A successful entrepreneur and a public figure.
WORDS OF ADVICE FOR GIRLS YOUNGER THAN ME
No matter how bad your background is, how broke you are, where you are today or what anyone else says about you, your life and your future matters. Hard work is the younger brother to miracle, put in effort and hard work in whatever you do, just be yourself and never follow anyone else path and the sky will be your starting point.