Fehintioluwa (Fifi) Ojelabi

Fehintioluwa (Fifi)

Ojelabi

Nigeria
The best part of the course has been single-handedly creating my own documentary on the ex-president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo. 

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Fehintioluwa (Fifi) Ojelabi
BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism

"Before I came to NTU I studied at Bridge House in Ikoyi, Lagos and studied Law, Sociology and Psychology. I considered NTU as I knew the facilities and teaching in journalism were so good. My course, BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism, is intensely practical. The best part has been the opportunity to single-handedly create my own documentary. I did this for my dissertation and it is based on the ex-president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.

"The documentary took five years to make and I was able to interview him twice about his experiences. I also had the opportunity to meet and interview his close friends about his personality, his likes and dislikes and his background. The documentary is called A glance: Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo and it's on YouTube. I did all the aspects of the project myself, from the initial research and interviews to the filming and editing. It's something I'm so proud to have created.

"The Nigerian Students' Forum at NTU has opened so many doors to meet fellow Nigerians in Nottingham. I'm surprised at how close we've all become in such a short space of time. We're all constantly in touch and have Whatsapp groups that people post jokes and conversations to all day, every day! There's a real bond between us which is a great feeling and it's shown me Nigerian personalities in a different light.

"When I graduate, after my military service and training, I want to pursue my dream career in the media. I'd like to be a documentary-maker or perhaps work for a radio station such as Cool FM. I worked at Inspiration FM last year. In the short term I want to work in the UK over the summer. In the long term I want to do a master's course.

"My advice to other international students coming to study in the UK is to take advantage of all the opportunities here, 'a closed mouth is a closed destiny', as they say! Also get in touch with the International Development Office - I'd like to thank Selma Toohey in their team for going the extra mile and for understanding and taking care of us Nigerians every step of the way."

Fehinitioluwa Ojelabi is one of our NTU Brand Ambassadors for Africa.

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