Ireti Doyle recently celebrated her 53rd birthday and to celebrate this day, she shared a number of images on her Instagram page. The images showed her transition through life from a toddler to the 53 year old woman that she is.
She also shared an inspirational message on her social media page. This message was about a lesson she learned through life.
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This time, the call came from my manager. Yes, I’ve had one of those at different times in my career…now that’s a whole different topic – contracts management -the “business of the show” – that’s a module all on it’s own. Anyways, this time it was an audition for a lead role in a major series produced by Endemol that year. After 3 wks of back and forth and several call backs, my manager asked me to go to the production office and pick up a letter. I thought that was odd seeing as she was my manager and any info should naturally flow through her. No worries, I took myself there, it had to be good news seeing as my “manager” was also intimately involved with the project in other ways. Imagine my chagrin when it turned out to a rejection letter signed by my manager in her capacity as the Casting Director. 🤦♀️ Don’t let that distract you. Moral of the story: It will not always be peaches and cream. You will not always get the role. You will face rejection. Some will be more painful than others. Know it. Embrace it. Rejection is a large part of this business. You may hear several “no”s” before you hear a yes. Don’t let it stop you. Keep it at. Brush it off quickly and on to the next. Do not be resentful, be genuinely happy for others and lose that sense of entitlement. We can smell it a mile away. Most importantly “keep wearing your red shirt”… sooner or later the right people will take notice. Time tomorrow is 4-5 PM on IG live. #MasterTheCraft #BirthdayLoading
Here are facts you probably never knew about Iretiola Doyle:
Ireti Doyle was born Iretiola Olusola Ayinke on the 3rd of May, 1967;
She began her career in the entertainment industry in the 90s;
She has a diploma in Mass communication and a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos Plateau, Nigeria;
In 2000, she began the show, Oge with Iretiola, and this show ran for the next 10 years;
In 2017, she ventured into snail farming and founded Ologe farms;
She has written several screen plays with Amaka Igwe’s Tempest (Season 1) being one of them;
She has starred in shows like Fuji House Of Commotion, Gidi Up, and Fifty;