Bolanle Austen-Peters

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Bolanle Austen-Peters

Bolanle Austen-Peters (born February 4, 1969) is a Nigerian movie and theatre director and lawyer. She is the founder and Managing Director of Terra Kulture, the foremost Nigerian Art and Culture centre located in Lagos.

Quotes[edit]

  • “Money is not an end, Value is the end. Focus on adding value to the society and money will follow”.
  • “I followed my passion”.
  • “Finding my passion has really helped me, I go to work not thinking I am working”.
    • [2]] From an interview(June 30 2019)
  • I'm a woman of faith, but what I found in Nigeria is that a lot of people have increasingly been driven into this crazy love for worshipping men instead of God.
    • [3] Bolanle Austen-Peters speaks on ‘ Man of God’.
  • And a lot of men are turning this spiritual institution into commerce and they are using it for personal gains.
  • I am a student of literature and history. I believe that art is a powerful tool for us in our society to use, to depict all the things that are going on, and a possible escape for some of us who are traumatized by the things we see in Nigeria.
  • So in directing over the past 10 years, I understand how to make a connection with people. This is because what’s often lacking in a lot of productions is the ability to connect. So, once the emotions are not there and people can’t feel what you are saying, you have lost the audience.
  • The resources we have as a Nation is not what is critical, what is critical is the development of the human mind. The creative mind is the most important resource tool in any nation.
  • There is no laziness in any business, that wants to succeed.
  • Even though your family and friends discourage you, and you know where you're going, keep your focus and surround yourself with positive minds.
  • You're bound to meet a lot of stumbling blocks, and you’re bound to fail at certain things, but the number of times you fail is not the issue, it is the number of times you pick yourself up, dust yourself and continue your journey.
  • Relevance itself is wealth, it's a quality and a value. Time buys you relevance, time buys you greatness, time buys you money. So you must stay in the vision and with time, you would reap the benefits.
  • You're bound to meet a lot of stumbling blocks, and you’re bound to fail at certain things, but the number of times you fail is not the issue, it is the number of times you pick yourself up, dust yourself and continue your journey.

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