5 Life Lessons Every Woman Can Learn From Kemi Adetiba






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FUNMILOLA SHOETAN

Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director and entrepreneur, Kemi Adetiba is a major force to reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment industry.


She started her journey into the media as a young child where she headlined two national television commercials for the iconic detergent brand OMO, Towing the path of her father, Dele Adetiba, a veteran in the advertising and broadcast industries who played a pivotal role in the development in Nigeria.


Kemi started out professionally as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7FM, she transitioned from being a voice on radio to being a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on Mnet.

After years of success being in front of the camera, Adetiba enrolled into the New York Film Academy to learn about being behind the cameras and today, her bodies of work as a director are spread across the African continent and beyond its borders.
On 8 September 2016, Kemi Adetiba’s first feature film “The Wedding Party” (a Nigerian Rom-com film) premiered opening night, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as the opening film of the City-to-City Spotlight.




Here are 5 Life Lessons Every Lady Can Learn From Kemi Adetiba

1. Don’t Rest On Your Father’s Laurels
Kemi Adetiba’s Father, Dele Adetiba, a veteran in the advertising and broadcast industries who played a pivotal role in the development in Nigeria. As successful as her father is, Kemi didn’t rest on the laurels of her father, instead she set out to achieve her own dreams. The fact that your parents are wealthy and influential doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set your own goals and strive hard to achieve them.

2. Keep Learning New Things
If your follow Kemi’s story properly, You will notice one consistent thing- she keeps learning new things. From radio to Television to Movie Directing to owning her own web series. Every lady can learn for Kemi in this aspect. Learn a new skill regularly. If you don’t need it now, it would be needed much later.

3. Be Enterprising
Adetiba isn’t just a music video director, she is a filmmaker, TV director and an entrepreneur. Every lady should learn from that.
Aside from learning continuously, put all the things you have learnt over time to good use. Have an entrepreneurial mindset.

4. Take Risks
Adetiba enrolled into the New York Film Academy to learn the ropes about being behind the cameras and today, her bodies of work as a director are spread across the African continent and beyond its borders. Another lesson every lady can learn from Adetiba is to learn how to take risks. Sometimes venturing into a new terrain might be scary but remember if you don’t do it, somebody else would.

5. Be A King Woman
According to Adetiba, ”The reason why I developed King Women is because I wanted women to see these role models of the earth, these women that we draw inspiration from that we put on pedestals, I wanted them to see them in their glory, but also understand that they have also gone through life, and life for them was not easy… People need to hear these stories, and I’m so grateful to everyone who gave me their time to make this series.”

Another important lesson to learn from Adetiba is that what ever you find yourself doing, do it well. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Make sure you have a king woman mentality and put that mentality to work.
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