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Masterclass With John Boyega: the fundamental of Becoming a successful creative

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Masterclass with John Boyega by Accelerate TV and Access Bank was one of the most insightful moments of my life. I fell in love immediately and I got home telling my parents I already found my husband.
For those of you who do not know John, He is a British Nigerian Hollywood actor. He acted a lot of movies including “Detroit,” “Half of a Yellow Sun,” ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and Law and Order UK; which is one of my best series among others.
John Boyega is an intelligent young man with a spiritual sense which you can tell from how he makes reference to God, grace, prayers. He mentioned that the first thing he did with his Star Wars cheque was to pay his tithes, buy a house for his parents and invest in his production company.john boyega
 
John is very humorous. His jokes and gestures got everyone laughing really hard. He kept his listeners interested with his Nigerian sauce; a blend of both Yoruba and British accent.
 
He shows great interest in the development and growth of Nigeria, especially, the entertainment industry. He has also started making great moves towards it.
 
Let me get over my fantasy about getting married to John Boyega. Here are some of the wonderful lessons I learnt from the class:
 
  • The decisions you make now determines your destination:
John talked about how he refused to limit himself to acting the common roles which are the ones mostly given to young black folks in the UK at the time he decided to pursue acting as a career. He knew he wanted to be in lead roles in future and there’s a way big director/producers can tell from your CV where your career is ending from the roles you have taken. So he took steps out of his comfort zone which at that time was the UK.
 
  • Surround yourself with the right people:
He consistently made mention of a guy named Femi who changed his life and thinking; Femi was a mentor who is now his producer. He talked about how he and Femi shared thoughts and ideas which influenced his successes as an actor. Femi is like the hero of his story.
 
  • Get on stage:
John also stated clearly that everybody aspiring to be a successful actor has to go on stage (a tip he learnt from Femi). He said to be a good actor, you get on the stage because it is a different ball game when it comes to knowing the scripts and delivering as supposed to. The stage not only applies to actors but to everyone. The stage is where we undergo thorough training and lessons that prepare us for the bigger screen.
 
  • Handling silent/low moments:
He told us how he got no calls or audition from those who promised to make him a star after his first movie “Attack the block” became viral. Even though it was depressing, he dedicated the time to be preparing and getting ready for the future he wanted. Our low moments shouldn’t be the time when we sulk and form pity parties or engage in the blame game.
He said he was grateful for the lash back he had that moment because he wasn’t ready for what he wanted. He talked about how much hard work he put into self-development during this moment nobody wanted him. In his words, he said “it was like I was cancer”, but in the down moment, John said he took out time to study more about acting, watched a lot of movies, read lots of online scripts and was preparing for his big break.
 
  • Learn to listen to correction:
John Boyega told us about the critics he got from some of the leading heads of Hollywood. He said when he was auditioning for Star Wars and the producer told him he was fat and won’t fit into the role. He had to go the gym and train with a trainer at central London and drank gallons of water every day. He said if you want to be successful, you must learn to take to corrections, listen and act towards it.
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The fundamental of being a successful creative by John Boyega

  1.  Train, train and develop
  2.  Know how to balance creativity with business
  3.  Have a team and a representative that can make good decisions for you
  4. Be specific and disciplined
  5. Do a lot of research and be educated.
  6. Know when to post/let out that right content.
 
John Boyega shared his wonderful inspirational journey on his humble beginning and background, how he had no money and his role in Star Wars changed his life. It was a heartfelt passionate class where he poured his heart. He wept briefly when he said “it’s had trying to explain to people that you have a dream and a vision but your life has never reflected that and your family don’t reflect that, my mum and dad were seen as just a number in the minority in the UK, that were given average wage, that what I see but for me it was like my life has changed, my life has changed in this very moment”.
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I’m going to leave with this saying by John;
 
‘not every risk works and not every risk I have taken has worked but it has guided me into where I have gotten’
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McB

Your blog indeed has great contents. Every post reveal a finer and better you.
Like the last line, you know just when to post, what to post too.

I can relate mostly with where you highlighted Get on Stage… Sometimes all we do is read and read and learn and never practice.

Thanks for attending this for us yo!

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Damola

thanks Mcbarth

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Mojirade

Get on stage! I picked that ain’t dropping it!Thanks Mola!😍 your blog is getting the spotlight soonest!

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Damola

Amen, thank you

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TheValueAdder

Thanks a lot for sharing! So many action points I can apply to my 😍

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Damola

Thanks dear

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Idowu

I like how you captured the key messages. It must have been quite an experience.

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Damola

Thank you, I’m happy you liked it.

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Ifeoma Enuka

How is it that I’m just reading this post? Thanks for sharing with us.. even though we didn’t attend with you .. we’ve definitely learnt a thing or two from this write up. I feel like this post was lowkey directed at me, I need to stop imagining and actually get on the stage and do my stuff.. thanks Coco!

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