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Quotable: Folake Olowofoyeku, In Her Own Words

Exclusive interview quotes from the star of CBS' hit comedy series Bob ❤️ Abishola.
Posted on Apr 27, 2021 | 04:00pm
When not inspiring love in Bob ❤️ Abishola, Nigerian-born actress and musician Folake Olowofoyeku shines bright for the camera shutter.

Watch teamed up with photographer David Needleman and stylist Toye Adedipe to capture Folake for a fashion and photo shoot. Read on to see more gorgeous photos and highlights from her Watch cover story for the January-February 2021 issue.

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Photography by David Needleman

"I'm straddling so many experiences: the Black experience in America, the immigrant experience in America, the woman experience in America, the Nigerian experience in America. There are so many different worlds I feel I have to juggle." — Folake Olowofoyeku on navigating the intersection of work and real life 


Photography by David Needleman

"It was very important for me that Abishola not be a caricature. I wanted her to be real and relatable, not just to Nigerians but all immigrants, and, of course, Americans." — Folake Olowofoyeku on her audition process for the show


Photography by David Needleman

"When I got to America, I bought an acoustic guitar. The first thing I taught myself to play was the first guitar solo from Guns N' Roses' first album." — Folake Olowofoyeku on her love of music

Originally published in Watch Magazine, January-February 2021.

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Bob ❤️ Abishola airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS. Steam anytime on Paramount+.