Laide Bakare Reveals Inspiration Behind Career in Entertainment Industry

Laide Bakare

Actress Laide Bakare recently shared insights into her journey in the entertainment industry and what has motivated her to stay committed to her career.

During an interview, she reflected on the pivotal moment that led her to pursue acting. Bakare revealed that she drew inspiration from broadcasters, highlighting her natural inclination towards journalism as a contributing factor to her decision.

“I was inspired by broadcasters, as well as the deep love I had for journalism. I initially aspired to study Mass Communication; but fate steered me towards Theatre Arts.

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“The twist, though unexpected, turned out to be serendipitous. Studying Theatre Arts not only broadened my perspective on storytelling and communication, it also ignited a fervour for the entertainment industry.

“The vibrant and diverse experiences I had at the University of Ibadan became the stepping stone for my professional journey. Now, as I navigate the dynamic field of the entertainment industry, I appreciate how that unconventional path has enriched my skills, offering a unique blend of creativity and communication that defines my roles in this exciting industry,” she stated.

Asked the factors that inspired her in the early stage of her career, Laide said: “Studying Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan fuelled my passion for the profession, but what truly shaped my journey were the numerous actors that were around me at the time.

“Back then, filmmakers usually used my father’s house backdrop for their movies. Surrounded by that creative environment, I gained hands-on exposure to the world of filmmaking.

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