Tuesday, October 23
Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories
Season 4, Episode 6: Imole Ladipo
A conversation with Imole Ladipo on growing up in Nigeria, her experience immigrating to Canada, and moving to the US later in life with her three young children. She is an engineer AND filmmaker. You will hear about her most recent releases, three short films that are bound to have something to connect with on a deep level.
From a young age, Imole Ladpio has been involved in one form of the arts or another. She has a bubbly personality and a contagious smile that lights up a room. It is no coincidence that the name Imole is interpreted as “Light” in her native Language.
Imole moved from Nigeria to Canada to continue her studies and had quite the culture shock changing from a tropical climate to the cold weather of Alberta Canada. She also had to overcome a lot of the cultural differences between both continents. This experience played a crucial role in developing her character and perseverance.
Imole went to University for Engineering but remained an active member of her Church and was involved in the Choir and Youth department throughout. She graduated University with Honours and then married the love of her life in 2014.
Imole had always been interested in modernizing the way her church operated so when her husband bought her a camera for christmas she jumped at the opportunity to develop short videos for announcements. Little did she know that the announcements were just the beginning of her finding her lifelong passion. She fell in love with the process of video production and created Lumiere Films. Her vision was to use videos as a means for spreading positivity based on the fundamentals of Christian values. Since the purchase of the camera Imole has created multiple short movies that have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people online.
Imole currently works as an Engineer and uses her technical background to plan and organize her movie development. She loves ice cream but has been trying to abstain from it in the quest to lose weight. She isn’t always successful in avoiding it but is hopeful that next year she will do better. She enjoys going to live shows with her husband, eating seafood and travelling. She recently had a set of twins and they have kept her quite busy, but she still somehow finds the time to make movies and smuggle the occasional ice cream from creamistry.
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