1) Tell us a little about yourself. What are you doing now and where do you come from?
Hello, I am an Israeli expat lady living in Lagos, Nigeria. Highly experienced drama and acting coach, a director, actress, singer-songwriter, and vocal trainer. Yes, I’ve touched many aspects of performing arts and recently, upon coming to Nigeria, found myself immersed into the film industry. I am a never ending student and creative artist. Creation and learning are my most powerful drives in life. Creating with other people and for other people is what I enjoy most. Teaching and guiding are of my fortunate gifts, each student I taught in my life has touched and empowered me. I am also a mother and wife – leader to a harmon of men that I nurture and love. I am here in this world to pass my knowledge to others, and to learn from them, while creating art that is both beautiful and meaningful.
2) What are your topics of interest? What do you post on Instagram the most?
My posts are mostly knowledge I’ve acquired through my own experience, to be shared with my followers. I come from the world of acting and performing, as a performer, a director and a producer. With over a decade of experience in stage I now endeavour to the film world. I’ve recently directed a film, been AD on several others, and am in midst of producing/directing my first documentary which I am extremely excited about. In addition I am currently working on a stage show+reality show for a partnering client. I create platforms for actors in Nigeria to showcase their talents and mingle with directors and producers giving them opportunities to leverage on their performances. I am board member of WIFTIN-The Nigerian chapter of Women In Film and Television International, an NGO aimed to empower and support women in those industries worldwide. I also train actors in Lagos. All these activities feed what I write about. And I only write about what I know.
3) How did your Instagram name come about?
Ronyamanarts is the name of the company I started, and it basically means all my activities are from the Arts and for the Arts.
4) What are some apps you use to edit your photos? Share with us your photo-editing routine!
I try not to edit too much. I usually use only Instagram filters. I find them quite useful.
5) Any Instagrammers whom you really like? Which Instagrammer inspires you the most?
Any Instragrammer that offers knowledge and personal experiences inspire me, especially those who keep posting moments of them doing things within their goals and objectives . You can see by their posts that they are all over the place but very focused. That focus is a characteristic I like to follow.
6) If there’s one thing your fellow Instagrammers just gotta try now, what’s it gonna be?
I think Insta is a great platform to share the milestones of our lives. Insta is the best platform for sharing photos, obviously. Photos are moments. Moments mount together into lives. I would say, choose the significant moments that shape your lives and share them to make a difference and inspire others. It is the milestones we follow that differ the roads we take, but inside, we are all the same.
7) What’s your favorite part about being an influencer?
That I inspire people, that I give them value they want and need. That I can answer people’s needs. Then, that my creativity has room to be shared and known.
8) What are some of your top tips to brands for running campaigns? How do you maintain authenticity?
I believe authenticity comes by sharing what one is passionate about. Your passion comes across through the words and photos in your posts.
9) What would your advice be on the importance of quality and original content?
Originality is key to oneself. If we aren’t authentic and original then we are replaceable. There is only 1 like me or you in this world. And that’s enough to make one unique. Leverage on that. For example, I think it’s ok to read others to learn from and be inspired, but then, make your own conclusions and understandings and write those in your posts. It’s wrong to read others and then copy from them. Not quote, copy! Even if they inspired you, copying gives no value to your own posts and in my opinion is undignified. And if one does choose to quote, give it your personal POV or how the quote influenced you.
10) What do you like best about partnering with brands?
Sharing audiences, sharing interests, sharing ideas and knowledge.
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