INTERVIEW: “How My Parents Influenced Me To Study Architecture,” KSO’ son, Aseyori reveals

 

The second child of Legendary Gospel Filmmakers and Politician, Evang. Kolade & Sunmbo Segun-Okeowo, named Aseyori Chosen Segun-Okeowo has revealed how his parents influenced him to study Architecture at the University. Aseyori who recently graduated from Bells University of Technology on the 10th of April, 2021 told Gospel Film News in an exclusive interview how his father helped him get it right in choosing career, his challenges as an undergraduate, how he managed to graduate with 2nd Class Upper, amongst others. Excerpt:

 

WE SAW YOUR POST ON GRADUATION FROM UNIVERSITY; CAN YOU TELL US HOW THE JOURNEY WAS?

Well, It’s not been easy so far, For those who studied architecture, they know what I’m talking about. From the room to the studio, from the studio back to the room and back the studio. Apart from the fact that studying architecture is expensive, it’s time taking and requires a lot attention.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF STUDYING ARCHITECTURAL IN UNIVERSITY, WAS IT INFLUENCED BY YOUR PARENTS?

As a young boy then, I wanted to become a pilot. A big shout out to my parents that knew what I liked and what I could do as a young boy. They saw better than me then, I’m so opportune to have them. When I was younger, I drew potraits, I played around with used cartons, I was really creative with papers and cardboards as a young boy i remember I modeled my dad’s second house when I was in SS1, it was so beautiful that it was placed in the living room for so long. My secondary school fine art teacher then saw my skills and told me it’ll be best for me to become an artist, I was convinced and ready to become an artist. When I got home and told my dad I was going to become an artist, he sat me down, explained who an artist is and who an architect is. I wasn’t too sure yet of which to pick at this point, but as time went on, I loved technical drawing and became one of the best on my class. Long story short, I decided to study architecture.

YOU STUDIED ARCHITECTURE BUT YOU ARE IN FILM PRODUCTION LINE JUST LIKE YOUR PARENTS, IS THERE ANY PLAN OF ABANDONING FILM PRODUCTION AND FOCUSING ON YOUR CAREER SINCE YOU ARE NOW A GRADUATE?

Film production is an already embraced ministry; it won’t be abandoned even as a graduate. Architecture is my career.

 

HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO GRADUATE WITH 2ND CLASS UPPER?

It was God’s grace, encouragements from my parents, and some extra efforts from me.

 

WHAT ARE THE UNFORGETTABLE CHALLENGES YOU FACED WHILE STUDYING THAT COURSE?

The greatest challenges were times when I had to do “JURY” architecture project defense.  I’ve approximately done this more than 15 times during my undergraduate level. It’s always stressful and hectic.

 

WHAT IS “JURY” ARCHITECTURE PROJECT DEFENSE?

Yes JURY is an architecture design presentation that happens during the semester. It could be done twice or more.

 

“MSC ARCHITECTURE LOADING,” HOW SOON IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN?

By the grace of God I should be graduating from the postgraduate school of architecture next year.

 

YOUR FINAL MESSAGE TO PEOPLE OUT THERE?

One thing I’ve learnt so far as a student and as a growing child of God is to stop comparing myself with other people, there’s only one ME so I’ll rather compete with myself.  They that compare themselves among themselves are not wise

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