Muyiwa Oyatogun

Muyiwa Oyatogun

Major in Biology. Minors: Theatre; Business, Xavier University

Experience: Starred as Polonius in college HAMLET production; Biology senior Thesis: Review Paper on “The effects of cigarette smoking on the arteries”

Areas of Interest: Music, TV/film, Performing arts, Theatre, Photography, Video/digital media

Ideal Job in 10 Years: I would like to be in a position where I can influence culture in significant ways through my writing, teaching, storytelling and innovative content.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? It seems to be a good fit as a program that will develop my creative skills as well as give me the tools to be a mature and faithful leader of other people who are equally keen on displaying art in its various and diverse forms.

Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? Play: HAMLET ; Musical: The Phantom of the Opera

What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? I’m really excited about the spring break trip to New York/LA! I have never been to either so I am both curious as to which trip I will end up in and excited for all I will learn there.

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? All of it! Get ready, Chicago.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Charles Spurgeon. He was an English preacher who lived in the 19th century. He lived a REMARKABLE life and has taught me so much; I consider him my friend. Look him up!

What thought or message would you put in a fortune cookie? “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” (Psalm 126:5)

How do you plan on spending/did you spend your summer before starting MSLCE? Reading a TON of books I didn’t have time to read while in college.

What award would you most like to win? Are there awards for orators/public speakers these days? I would love that.

What is something people find weird about you? I see the craziest resemblances between people that no one else notices.

Where are you from? Lagos, Nigeria