I was a multi-award winning screenwriter and director pre blogging and vlogging (winning awards at film festivals internationally, Ch 4 and more) and I'm now writing my first book Mumboss for Piatkus/Little Brown under the Hachette umbrella.
A weird post to write I hear you cry (does anyone cry anymore or shriek for that matter or do we now just insert emoticons and move on with our lives?!)- I digress, for those who don't know (where've you been people)-I just won the double at the BritMums in Brilliance Awards and am literally walking on air...
...As many of you know I'll soon be setting off for a few days at the Cannes Film Festival... First up is a dress fitting for frocks for the festival and BritMums Live with Fever London in the Big Smoke and a crazy-early flight to the South of France on Tuesday morning.
Kids have honestly made me more creative. That's a fact.
I was of course creative before kids working as a screenwriter, director and magazine editor...you get the picture. I was born creative, baby.
Hear me out though, those kids took my creativity to another level.
Throughout history (and I've found throughout my life so far too), creativity arises and thrives within limitations, be it time, budget, tools/access, they exist and are are actually vital in making creativity happen.
Uju Asika is the mum of 2 delicious boys, ages 3 and 6, and the founder of Babes about Town, a city guide and curator of all things cool for kids and families in London and beyond.
She’s also a freelance writer, social media consultant and a screenwriter for the hit Nigerian TV soap Tinsel, produced by South African company M-Net and broadcast across 45 countries.