Sam Adefe

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Having worked on a number of exciting projects, we managed to catch up with Sam Adefe to discuss what he's now working on, his journey so far & of course - some helpful words of wisdom on breaking into the industry!

Hey Adefe, are you currently working on a personal project?

I'm not really working on any project as of right now, I'm really just enjoying creating again and seeing where that goes.

Have you always wanted to work in the creative industry? If yes, can you tell us why? If not, how did you land your current position?

I believe I've always been a creative individual from early. Although I wasn't always sure I wanted to be in the Art industry. As I got older, the more I did art, the more I've come to love it. Through years of self development and understanding of what it means to be an artist, I am now committed to changing the way artist are represented within the art industry today.

What has been your biggest achievement to date and why?

I'd say being able to take a step back, not produce anything for almost a year and just visit the mountain for a while. I did this in order to get a better understanding and direction in which I'm steering the narrative of my career as a creative.

What would you describe as you biggest obstacle so far?

Time management is one of my biggest obstacles, sometimes it's easy to get carried away with certain projects.

Taking a lighter note what and who inspires your creative process?

Being creative is an everyday thing with me, it's not really a single matter of who/what inspires what I do or how I go about doing it. I'm surrounded by an array of inspirational things/subject matters. I believe creativity is the very reason we all exist, it’s our chance to make something out of nothing. This world is governed by this basic fundamental. To do that, one must have an open mind about everything, just as we were once toddlers. Playing, dropping toys, experimenting...all in the name of discovery.

What three tips would you give your younger self?

Be patient.
Scam the day before it scams you.
Don't be hesitant and go for it.

What words of wisdom do you have for other creatives?

There isn't a right or wrong way to go about what we go. Stay true, always be forward thinking because the present is only temporary.

If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would you message be?

Love more.
There's way more to this thing called life.

What legacy would you like to leave behind?

I'd like to be known for the artist who empowered other young/emerging artist to pursue their artistic dreams.


Sam Adefé

Artist & Consultant

Instagram: @adefe___

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