Oluwaseyi Mercy Omisakin, “TheOluwaseyi” (@the_oluwaseyi_ on Instagram) is Georgia-based Nigerian medical student as well as a podcaster. She is the host of “Talk The Talk Podcast With TheOluwaseyi.”
She hails from Ile-Ife, Osun State, currently studying at Caucasus University, Georgia and intend to specialize in pediatrics.
In this interview, she spoke about her career, life and aspirations.
Enjoy the excerpts:
Tell Us What Growing Up Was Like
My childhood was filled with adventures, being a Yorùbá girl born in the Northern part of the country. I recollect that I had to make people call me Mercy because a lot of northerners couldn’t pronounce Oluwaseyi – a Yoruba name – aright.
As a child we moved around a bit. For example, I was born in Bauchi state and when I was two we moved to Kaduna state.
Though we were six – our parents and four of us as children – but there had never been a time where it was just us and our parents: we always had relatives from uncles to aunts staying with us. My parents were caring and loving. They oversaw and guided us through everything we did. Nowadays children are prone to call it “overprotective”.
Being the first child always come with a lot of responsibilities. For example, staying at home meant I had to take care of my siblings and study, and I dispensed these two simultaneously as best as I could.
I loved to act as a child so we would have our own stage plays which were massive to us as well as full of fun. When guests come over we would present to them.
As a child I kept hearing “omo yin yi o le di actress abi lawyer”, meaning your child is likely to be an actress or lawyer. I guess they said this because I was vocal as a child. My dad was not buying none of that, he is a doctor and had his plans for me. When I was about 8 he would take me to work with him. Sometimes I would be in the operating room observing from afar, so by 15 I was sure I wanted to be a doctor.
What Are You Into Now?
I am the podcast host of Talk The Talk Podcast With TheOluwaseyi.
Also, I am currently in medical school, that is, Caucasus University, a private university in Georgia. I intend to specialize in pediatrics.
What Would You Say Affect Your Choice Of Career?
My dad definitely for my medical career, podcasting majorly my personality as someone who is vocal, so it flows naturally.
How Much Of Social Media Do You Depend On?
Hmmm… I feel the right word would be I leverage on social media for my craft. Social media bring a lot of visibility into content creation, podcast included.
What Would You Best Described As Most Fulfilling Moments As A Podcaster?
Must fulfilling moment for me is seeing people relating to my stories. Of course, I know that we all have our individual peculiarities but then we still have a lot in common. I got to realize that through multitude of replies I get from my audience.
How Do You Unwind?
I sometimes read a book, go cycling, listen to music and watch movies.
What Are Your Prospects?
I definitely want to be one of the top podcaster in the Africa and a top tier doctor.