For the last 3 weeks I’ve been working with the producers of Brainy Radio as I’m going going to be presenting a new radio show soon!🎉 Brainy Radio is an online radio station that can accessed anywhere around the world. My radio programme is going to be called ‘My world of entertainment (with Omone)’ or something like that lol and I’m going to be talking about music, films, tv programmes and things that affect young people. I’m aiming to interview (in real life or through the phone) young aspiring actors, musicians, creatives etc. on my show so if you are one, don’t be afraid to contact me and we can discuss a time best for you to be on my show. My programme is most likely going to air at the end of September/beginning of October but I’ll keep you guys updated. Don’t forget to check of Brainy Radio station by clicking on the link below.
I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend,
So its been around 4 months since I wrote my last blog post and I know that its a really long time. I was fully concentrating on my A-level exams and making sure I did as much revision as possible before my exams. The period between Easter break and my exams was one of the most stressful periods of my life…but now its ooovvveeeerrrrr! If I’m being honest about how my exams went then I’d say they went OK. I had two exams on the first day of exam period which didn’t make me feel any better but I believed that I did the best I could do in all my exams. My media studies exam was good, the questions were very much like the ones we did in the past so it wasn’t too bad. Psychology as well wasn’t too mad but on my final psychology exam there were 3 16 marker questions when I thought there was only going to be two (thank you OCR!) but, luckily I still had enough time to answer all 16 markers. My biology exam was ummm….. interesting, I knew it was going to be hard due to the fact that there was soo much content to learn.
After my exams, I was soo happy that it was summer. This summer has been one of the best summers ever. Its funny because I felt guilty for not revising even though my exams are over hahaha. I spent most of my time listening to music, watching new films, seeing friends etc. I’m currently living with my mum and brother in Manchester which has been great. My mum went to Nigeria for 2 weeks and came back with awesome Nigerian snacks e.g. Gala (a sausage roll), suya (spiced meat) etc. All the fun I was having was building up to the dreaded results day. Usually on UCAS you can see if you’ve confirmed your place at a university by midnight however this year you could only see if you got a confirmed place at 8:00am (ish). I wanted to check UCAS before I looked at my result and when I did check I got an offer from my top choice of university! However, they wanted me to do a foundation year first before I did the course I wanted to. A foundation year is a year in university that prepares you for the course you want to study usually because your grades aren’t high enough. This was my first clue that my grades weren’t as good as I hoped for. I went into school and looked at my results and saw that I got a B – Media studies, B – Psychology and D – Biology. Turns out I was one mark from an A in media!! Oh well, whats done is done. I decided to reject the foundation course place at university and I got a place at the University of Aberdeen! I think that I’m going to take a deferral year (a gap year) so I can work and do other projects that I want to do in my life.
Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of old films like The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Endless Love (1981) and I’ve enjoyed both films even though they may not be a cinemtaic masterpiece. These films star Brooke Shields who was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the world. It was interesting to read about all the controversy around her film roles like in Pretty Baby where she had to be nude at just the age on 10!
I hope you guys have had a wonderful weekend and I’ll try to post every week,
Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great week. I’m not posting a personal blog post today because I’ve been so busy but here’s a link to a great playlist I’ve been listening to all week! I haven’t done one of these in a long time so have a listen:
I hope you enjoy it,
I have been bombarded with work this week. I’ve had 3 assessment in 3 days and I’ve got mocks coming up in January. I’ve been given a timetable for my mocks and I have 2 of them on the same day😫. I’ve been given a table of what could come up in my psychology exam and I have to go through 4 AS topics that I did last year. Also, I have to mention that my biology exam is 2HOURS AND 15 MINUTES long. It’s longer than any exam I’ve had at GCSE but for the real biology exam we have more than one paper that are at least 2 hours long. I’m glad that we break up for Christmas holiday on Wednesday and technically I don’t have to come in for periods 1 and 2 because I have a free period. Also, I need to get my secret Santa a present for Wednesday and I have no idea what to them! I’ve usually been quiete bad at finding the right gifts to get people as well lol😂.
Good news! I’ve booked an audition for a theatre in London, they said i don’t have to prepare anything but I should wear suitable clothes to move around. I’m mostly doing this for fun and to gain more confidence in myself. I think it will be a good experience and maybe I could do more in the future. If you have any tips or advice please feel free to comment, it would be really helpful.
Also, my mum and I are going to Manchester on Wednesday. If you remember from my previous posts, I live in my old city so I can finish year 13. It’s going to be great seeing my mum and brother again, I haven’t seen them in about 4 months. I really miss them but I’m trying to really focus on my education this year.
I hope you have been having a great week, please tell me what you’ve been up to☺️
San Junipero is the fourth episode in season 3 of one of the best shows on Netflix, Black Mirror. It’s about two tourists who meet in a town called San Junipero and a lot of things are revealed throughout the episode. I watched this episode of black mirror last month and I was blown away! I love this episode so much and the extended spotify playlist, created by the writer, brings back the best songs from the 80s from some of my favourite musicians such as The Smiths, Belinda Carlisle and Whitney Houston. One of my favourite songs in San Junipero is Fake by Alexander O’Neal. I’ve been obsessed with this song for a while now because it’s so catchy and has a very 80s vibe. I highly recommend that you watch this episode of Black Mirror and check out this great playlist below:
Since I was 13 I’ve always wanted to be a psychologist but it was only until I started doing psychology last year that I decided that I’m particularly interested in forensic psychology. I’ve always thought of myself as having 2 parts: a creative side and a more studious side. I like having a balance of both in my life and hopefully in my future career, that’s why I want to get into other projects even though I’m still focused on becoming a psychologist. I particularly like anything to do media e.g. Filming and I also like graphic design. I would have taken graphics as one of A-levels however graphic design in sixth form is art based. I’m still not sure if I should take a creative route in my life and I’ve always believed that people only think of me as being someone who isn’t very creative.
I love media studies, it’s been my favourite subject since year 9 and it’s the only subject I think I’ve been consistently good at. My teacher watched my opening sequence for my documentary and she was blown away with it which, makes me so happy especially when the deadline is in under 2 weeks. I’ve also been thinking about doing a bit of theatre as well, just for fun.
You may remember from my blog post: The Missing Cord! that I left my iPhone cord at school and I couldn’t find it the next day so I had to buy a new one. Guess what happened yesterday! Yep, I left my phone cord at school! HOWEVER, I walked back to school and luckily I found it plugged in the computer I was using. Thank God!
I hope you have been having a great week and please tell me what you’ve been up to this week!
This weeks song are:
1. Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’
Sean Paul is one my favourite hip-hop and dancehall artists and We Be Burnin’ is one of my favourite songs by him. This song was released in 2005 and appears on his album, The Trinity (2005). This song reached no.2 on the UK’s singles chart and no. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The beat of this song is so catchy and makes you want to get up and groove. Please listen to this song below:
Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’
2. Shakira – Gypsy
Gypsy is one of my favourite songs by Shakira and it appears on her eighth studio album, She Wolf (2009). This song is heavily influenced by Indian and Middle eastern music and this song is literally about what its like being a gypsy. I love how delicate and soft this song is and I also like the music video. Check out this song below:
Shakira – Gypsy
3. Timbaland & Magoo – Hold On
Hold On is a song dedicated to Aaliyah after her death. It’s a sad song which is reflected on the melody of the song as well as the lyrics. Timbaland talks about how things haven’t been the same since she passed on. I love the opening lines of this song which is “It’s been three years (AH!), livin this fast life. I think on it, I know one day I won’t have life“. I love this song beacuse it’s so raw and honest and they talk about their feelings which is so beautiful. R.I.P Aaliyah. Please listen to this song below:
Timbaland & Magoo – Hold On
Please tell me what you think about my song choices for this week!