Eunice Olumide
Online Event

Upgrade Yourself: Inspiration | Creative Entrepreneurship with Eunice Olumide

Thu 22 Apr 2021
13.00 - 14.00

Join Eunice Olumide as she walks us through her illustrious creative career, and we ask what it takes to become a successful creative entrepreneur.

During this Inspiration session, Eunice will share how she has evolved and sustained her career outputs in the public eye; originally emerging as a fashion model in high-end editorial campaigns and on international runways to becoming a published author, actress, businesswoman, gallerist, presenter and producer whilst still retaining her title as a Brit supermodel.

In this session, we will hear some of Eunice’s motivations and ideas as a creative professional, and how she manages several projects and commitments at once whilst holding on to her values and integrity. Eunice has gained an international following of fans, peers, and big-name collaborators, having worked across radio, music, TV, film, fashion, theatre, and production, all while being a passionate activist and campaigner.

Much of Eunice’s career has focused on social justice and sustainability issues and she uses her various platforms to promote inclusive conversations, promoting activism and connecting social thinking. In 2017, Eunice was awarded an MBE as part of the Queens Honours list for services for her work in broadcasting, charity, and the arts, and in 2018, the V&A celebrated Eunice as a Design Champion for her work in design & production.

There will be a chance to ask Eunice questions during the live session via our host Jahnavi Inniss from the Future Producers programme at Somerset House, so please immerse yourself in this multidisciplinary insightful discussion.

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Eunice Olumide by Misan Harriman
Eunice Olumide by Misan Harriman

About Eunice Olumide

Originally born in Edinburgh, Scotland Eunice Olumide is an international supermodel, broadcaster and curator. In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Arts, Broadcasting and Charity work. She has appeared in world #wide campaigns, fashion weeks and editorials such including WAD Paris, ID Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Oyster, Paper Cut NY, New York Magazine, Pride,,, Bahrain Confidential and many more. Eunice has walked for designer’s including Mulberry, JJ Noki, Christopher Kane, Henry Holland and Harris Tweed. Much of her time is spent fundraising for charities including Children’s Hospice Scotland, The Well Foundation and The Columbus Hospice.

This Scottish Supermodel, has grown as a talented actress with a sell out show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Apollo NY and five star review for her solo production ‘Metamorph’ at The Traverse Theatre. She is also a regular contributor on BBC News and SKY TV and an avid presenter at events such as The Herald Fashion Awards, Berwick Film Festival, Business For Scotland Awards and the Inn Travel Film Awards. Eunice has also written for the likes of reputable broadsheets including The Herald & The Guardian.

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About Jahnavi Inniss (Future Host)

Jahnavi studied for a BA in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins in London and graduated in 2020. Jahnavi often reflects on the role of designers, artists and curators and the direct influence they all have in the construction of social attitudes towards underrepresented groups of people. Jahnavi's practice is primarily focused on surfacing lesser-known narratives, dismantling 'single stories' and providing visibility and empowerment for underrepresented groups of people.

Jahnavi's process involves experimenting with and evaluating a wide range of mediums. In addition to design work, Jahnavi also curates, connecting objects and ideas, surfacing and presenting them in the most appropriate way to tell stories.


Upgrade Yourself: Inspiration

Industry voices and game changers share their career journeys and practical tips to both home and international audiences in these online talks. There is also the opportunity for audience members to ask live and direct questions via one of our Hosts from the Young Producer Programme at Somerset House.

Led by members of the Somerset House creative community and external partners and guests, these digital sessions primarily aimed at people aged 18-25 are for those looking for access routes into the Creative Industries and the Cultural Sector.