Member Profile – Eunice Olumide

| 10/10/2013 | 1 Comment

eunice2Eunice is a global super model, who has recently launched her own fashion design business. She was originally scouted at the age of 15 by ‘Select’ while shopping in Glasgow. This was the beginning of a career which has taken her across the world – from the U.S. and Japan to Paris and Milan.

Eunice has been signed with several top agencies including Ford, IMM Dusseldorf, VIVA & LAAGENCIA, AMQ and Mega.

Over the last few years she has grown as a talented actress and presenter with a sell out show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, performance at the Apollo NY and five star review for her solo production ‘Metamorph’ at The Traverse Theatre.

As Scotland’s first black supermodel, Eunice says that it has been a challenge to succeed in the industry. “It has made me very tenacious, resilient and realise the importance of perseverance.”

Eunice is confident that an independent Scotland will also succeed amid the challenges and opportunities of taking control of our own affairs.

“I believe that Scotland has been given a unique opportunity to change the course of history.  Certainly, it is the chance of a lifetime.  Many people have commented that they don’t think that Scotland can be independent.  To them I say, don’t we remember all the talents and resources that Scotland has?

“Why then do we have so little faith in ourselves?  It is a large country with a small population so it should be fairly easy to manage.  Being scared of change is a natural human defence but one must be logical.  We know what it is like to be under Westminster rule. With independence Scotland can be more successful.”

Eunice also believe that this will create greater opportunities for people who want to promote Scotland. “Personally I believe it will be better for people in careers like mine.  I believe there will be a rise in the need for local Scottish broadcasters and media personalities. It would enable me to work in Scotland rather than travelling to London and Manchester.”

Eunice thinks this especially applies to the fashion industry.  “I am sure that it would bring more opportunity and freedom.  The majority of the most significant designers of  my generation are Scottish but as always have to move to London for credibility. For example Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Henry Holland.”

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Michael is Head of Research with Business for Scotland. A recent graduate from the University of Glasgow, he has carried out a series of interviews with academics, politicians and the public in Denmark, Iceland and Ireland. Michael's on twitter @GrayInGlasgow.

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