I get asked a lot of question on the various social media platforms that we are all a bit partial to so I thought that it would be good to put it all together in a cheeky post.
Also I got a bunch of new swimwear from Ann Summers and wanted an excuse to take some pics seeing as I work pretty much every day and won’t be going on holiday for a while *sad face*
Ok I am done moaning! Have a read below at what I think is quite a good attempt at a Q&A and if you don’t see your question please feel free to pop it in the comments ❤
IS YINKA YOUR REAL NAME?
Yes, you would actually be surprised by the amount of times I am asked this. My full name is Olayinka (kinda the same way Thomas=Tom) My dad is Nigerian (WHERE ARE YOU FROM?) and that is where my name originates. Specifically it is a Yoruba name.
HOW MANY TATTOOS DO YOU HAVE MATE?
Ok honestly, truly honestly I don’t know. I mean I counted but I forgot (which sounds very silly now I have typed it) but its somewhere between 45-47 which leaves a pretty small margin for error. If I am honest not every tattoo has a deep and wondrous meaning (WHAT DO YOUR TATTOOS MEAN?)
There are a few that mean ALOT and some that I just like the look of.
DID YOU FINISH SCHOOL?/ HOW FAR DID YOU GET?
I actually went pretty far, I have a Law Degree from UCL (WHAT DID YOU STUDY?)
WHAT IS AN AVERAGE DAY AT WORK LIKE FOR YOU?
The thing I like about my career is that most days tend to be different, I do have a bit of a routine in that I try to get up early (ish) even if my day isn’t due to start in the AM. Of course I have radio each day at 7pm (still excited when I say that) which is probably the most routine part of my day
HOW DID YOU GET INTO RADIO COR BLIMEY?
Well I auditioned to be on Rinse FM a few years ago, if I am honest; when I auditioned I didn’t do so thinking that I would make an actual career out of it. I had no idea how ‘real’ radio presenters got their job’s. (WHEN DID YOU KNOW THIS WAS WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO?) I don’t really know, its like I found myself waking up at 5am every morning (The Rinse Breakfast Show) saying no when I was invited to the coolest parties and events because I wanted my show to sound amazing. One day I just realised it had become my main focus.
DO YOU HAVE ADVICE FOR ANYONE WANTING TO PERSUE THIS KIND OF CAREER?
I try not to give people advice about work, we are all so different and our talents vary so widely that it is quite hard to be specific. If two people are given the exact same opportunities and the exact same time, they will still differ and the outcome won’t be equal for both.
Although I will say that with whatever you want to do, its hard. (LOL THAT SOUNDS SO DEPRESSING)
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A ROLE MODEL?
Never, I mean I know I have no say over whether I am or not but I don’t see myself that way. Don’t get me wrong I do love it when people say they like my radio show, or they saw me on tv. That makes me happy (so sad lol) and I do try to be aware of WHO may be looking at the things I post. But role model? Probably not.
HOW DO YOU REMAIN CONFIDENT?
I don’t think it is about ‘staying’ confident. I definitely portray this image of an uber confident lady, and I am to a certain extent but for me confidence comes first with accepting who you are and secondly learning to love the reality of you. Not what people see or say they like. Not what you think you should be. Actually loving the person you are.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
I don’t know why but I get asked this ALOT COR BLIMEY GEEZERS. Honestly I don’t really get embarrassed that easily. I mean I talk to strangers for a living and I come from a huge family so I have pretty thick skin. And to be fair I embarrass myself at least once a day, I think its good for your soul!
DO YOU WORK OUT?
I try, if you follow me on Insta you’ll see that I vary between eating the best of the best healthy cuisine to ordering a take away every day for a month. I wish I ran more and I wish I liked the taste of celery, but I really don’t.
I have tried this year to be more consistent and really look after myself, trying. TRYING!
WHATS NEXT FOR YOU?
Well I have my hopes and dreams of becoming Beyonce (OBVIOUSLY)
I have a few exciting things this year coming up. I have decided to play out (DJ) more and host a few more bits and bobs. basically it’s gonna be a great year, thats all lol.
That was soooooo much longer than I meant it to be! Hopefully I didn’t bore ya (:
All pics taken by @OlufemiPhotography