"Don't expect somebody to give you a handout. With whatever it is you're aspiring to ... Nothing comes easy, and you need to make those sacrifices. If you're not making sacrifices, then you're not working hard enough. I had to learn that, and that's why I try to share this with other people, out of love and respect."
On this episode of The Moonlighters' Club, Joel and Funsho sit down with another true moonlighter: Kemi Omisore. She's both a success coach at Umass Boston and producer and host of the children's program Playhouse Party TV.
As a success coach, Kemi works as an academic advisor, specifically helping college students coming from Boston-area high schools navigate their first year on campus.
Kemi credits the diverse hobbies she's had throughout her life for the inspiration for Playhouse Party TV. As a trained dancer, her interest in performing has led to a number of opportunities in addition to the television program - she was even a backup dancer on a successful reggae tour. After a family brainstorming session and some meditation, Kemi had the idea for her special sidekick Puuka Panda. And once she got a script down, she knew had a recipe for success.
Through all the excitement and attention she's building with Playhouse Party TV, Kemi says she still stays focused while at her higher ed job.. It's not always easy having to devote the same 8 hours to she same thing, but she enjoys the work and is able to make the most of her other time.
Listen to learn about what she considered while creating her character on the show, and why she once moved to Atlanta. After the show, keep up with Kemi on Twitter and Instagram at @idreamanyway, as well as playhousepartytv.com and @playhousepartytv on IG