In this inspiring Masterclass Jahman Anikulapo describes himself as a cultural communicator whose career has spanned theatre, television, film, and journalism. As an artist, he tells us, you must produce. ‘In spite of the environment, despite whether or not you get approval. Art is a very jealous thing, demanding commitment, and great attention to detail. It allows no distractions.’
The goal in theatre is to reach a moment of catharsis and that catharsis must impact on people, on the audience. And to do that as an actor you have to start with talent, then add skills which you acquire through training, then the discipline you have for yourself, and the discipline imposed on you by the people that influence you in the profession. You need commitment to your work and to working with others and through all of that you need to be self-motivated to continue to learn and grow.
According to Anikulapo in African society, an artist is a catalyst for social change who works to help create a better society. After studying this interview consider the following points.