Today we’d like to introduce you to Dubem Onwumere.
Dubem, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Pretty much how it started was I was working inside a bank and was getting comments to think about it. It came to my interest when I was in college but didn’t really think anything of it. Fast forward back to the work, I decided to do a photoshoot just to try it out and see how I like the atmosphere. I loved that feeling of creativity amongst all parties while I was doing the very first shoot. Bouncing ideas off one another and keeping the energy intact. The rest is history.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Thank goodness the road has been on the up & up. Have had a lot of support with what I wanted to do and go about it. Still though, there have been a few snags in between. Such as financial obligations, wrestling what the steps would be years from now, and everything else in between.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
The simplest way to put it is that I am a model. I also do a bit of acting as well. With that though, I am very big on creativity and trying to push the creative spark I have within myself as well as others in my field. One of my proudest moments I have when I work is when me and another person/other people catch that one spark of “wait a minute… you thought the exact same way and the juices start to flow. I also have dipped into directing photoshoots for different companies/brands that haven’t utilized models before. Actualizing creative concepts for myself and other people is something that I am proud of.
What were you like growing up?
As a child, I was very very very shy. That was one thing that I really exuded when I was younger. A bit quiet, a little quirky and slightly timid. I think universally, my friends and family thought that and I would agree. It wasn’t until I got a little older especially into my early 20’s that I really grew into myself emotionally and mentally.
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