Being fulfilled in life comes in diverse circumstances; such is the case of this young man who hails from Ibadan, Oyo State, South-West Nigeria. He says a point came in his budding career as a financial analyst with a prestigious investment firm, when his results where not matching his effort and at that moment, he decided its time to move on..Lanre believed he had always had some artistic genes in his DNA and so, it was not difficult switching careers...Ladies and Gentlemen, the birth of Leke Shades.
Though creativity is key, Lanre admits that it is a very challenging field because he meets different kinds of clients and models; the sweet and nasty, and getting to stand and bend for hours..All of these is done to ensure that the Photographer's editing time is drastically reduced...I think its time some people take this career seriously because Its way more than just applying powder and foundation.
Oyeleke is also very concerned about the industry as too much attention is being paid to packaging, I was not sure what that meant but he explained further to say that some people get jobs simply because of where they trained or possession of a complete make up set...He has heard some tales of brides who cried and bit their fingers on wedding days because they hired a make up artiste based on the name of the outfit he or she trained..In essence, packaging is important but not the criteria for hiring a make up artiste...By the way, I was stunned at his zombie creations; how else can one define the power of creativity from such a shade of another kind of life...
He shared some fond memories about growing up as a child, that which he spent greatly with his grandparents..basically an indoor boy from school back home, he recalled reading story books from grandpa's library which helped shaped his English Language...Olanrewaju was very playful as a child but the world should be glad at what he turned out to be..his shades breathes a life of creativity.