Omolola Orenuga


Omolola Orenuga is a final year student of Performing Arts at Olabisi Onabanjo University. She is an award winning stage manager, director, thespian, event planner, model and fashion designer.

She won the award for Best Stage Manager at Theatre Students Award (TSA) on 30th November, 2019.

Cool, energy bubbling and fun lover Omolola is a fashion, beauty and natural hair enthusiast.

*1. Let’s meet you. Who is Lola….?*

1) I am Orenuga Omolola Oluwapelumi AKA Aduffeh, a performing Arts student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago –Iwoye; Ogun State.

*2. Who and what is your inspiration?*

I really can’t pinpoint a particular figure as my inspiration. I draw inspiration from anyone and anything, depending on what I need at that particular point in time. I just try to be the best I can be. Therefore, I feed on anything that makes my creativity juice flow.

*3. Your best quote?*

Think like men of action: act like men of thought – Bergson

*4. What is that one accessory you can’t leave home without?*

My phone

*5. As a performing Art student, thespian, director, stage manager, how many plays have you directed/stage managed? Have you ever been discouraged or downcast? What is your most memorable experience as a Performing Arts student?*

I directed The Sisters by Ahmed Yerima and Romeo and Juliet in pidgin. Also, I stage managed Kurunmi and I was part of the stage managers for the convocation play. Lastly, I have been in several stage productions, class productions and private theatre companies, and participated in Roadblock, Modern Slave, Agriculture, and Banner of Peace amongst others.
My most memorable experiences are my induction and NUTAF’19 which is a festival for theatre arts students.
I felt discouraged and was downcast when I had to drop my roles due to sickness on two occasions.

*6. Which city or country will you love to visit soonest?*

Santorini, Greece (Smiles).

*7. What is that one thing you’ll like to change about yourself?*

Saying NO… for my best interest and stop overthinking

Omolola Orenuga

*8. You are a creative versatile young woman and entrepreneur. You are a Model. Hair stylist. Fashion Designer, event Planner yet a finalist. How do you balance all of these with your academics?*

It is not so easy, sometimes I have to multi-task. However, I plan ahead and keep things simple in order not to get overwhelmed.

*9. What do you intend to do beyond school and upon graduation from the university? Do you intend to go into the movie industry or pursue other passions or business endeavours?*

Mostly business endeavours, private brands, and go into the movie industry. However, Plans might change (smiles).

*10. If given the chance to be the President of Nigeria for a day, what will you change?*

I will provide laptops for every university student and legalize abortion.

*11. Did your upbringing in any way prepare you for everything you are into today?*

Yes, it did and looking back now, I’m grateful for it.

*12. Where do you see yourself/your brand in the next 5 years?*

I see myself as CEO of my own fashion line; Supply costumes/designs for movie productions ,events, modelling. Get more innovations in fashion. Plans change though.

*13. If you were given the opportunity to address a group of girls five years younger than you, what will be your advice to them?*

Be confident, ask questions, don’t be in a haste to grow, enjoy and make memories.