After moving to London from Oxford it was really hard for me to start looking for work again, having been on the same employer BMW manufacturing plant for over 5 years I couldn’t get the same job any where in London and my maintenance loan was on hold due to unexplained gap in my studies when I moved from Oxford Brookes to Middlesex university.
I enrolled with some health care agencies as this was the only easily available work, I later got a night shift job with Ocado.com as a personal shopper that lasted until student finance England approved my loan. I changed my shift at Ocado from full to part time to facilitate time for studies and managed to maintain myself and my small family with the two jobs and the loan. I had spare time in the entire term and engaged myself in voluntary work especially on weekends with some play groups looking after children with learning disabilities and shop assistant work in charity shops around North London. All these jobs gave me some experience in life and I came up with some film and documentary ideas that I’m planning to make on completion.
At the same time I managed to involve myself with some independent film and Television producers mostly working for free in order to expertise my knowledge and get some work experience. Among the people I worked for was OK Nigerian TV and I did the sound for the official OK magazine launch at the Nigerian Embassy and had a chance to meet with some top British TV stars among them Chuky Venn aka (Ray Dixon) from Eastenders, Jimmy Akingbolla aka (Antonnie Mallick) from Holby City and as (Dennis Dutton) from the Crouches BBC 1, and Jocelyn Jee Esien aka (miss jocelyn) from BBC 2’s Little miss Jocelyn.
Below is a link to the Official OK Magazine Nigeria, London launch.