Fresh from the success of Top Boy, we introduce you to Araloyin, a young actor, who took us around Hackney showing us where he grew up. He explains what motivates him and what advice he would give to the younger generations on how to follow their dreams.
It doesn't matter where you come from, it doesn't matter what your obstacles are, you can overcome all challenges life throws at you if you believe in yourself. Younger generations need to know there is always a way they can achieve whatever they want and be whoever they want to be.
Think fashion as a way of carrying yourself. It goes beyond what you are simply wearing. It is a way you can express your creativity. You get to be the version of yourself you want to be, you can decide what ways you can represent your persona, and your style is what people get to see before they know who you are.
'I want to inspire young people with a similar background to me and let them know they can achieve anything, and the struggles we face can become our biggest strengths'
'In life, you may experience any downfalls, and you may feel like giving up. But that's the moment when you have to push and turn your challenges into platforms so you can stand up to your losses as a victor, and say, I won.'