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When I was a baby I become Deaf trough illness, my family are all hearing. I was 11 years old when my parents decide it would be best for me to board at Royal school for the Deaf Exeter, it is a long journey from London, I would visit home some weekend and in the holidays. It exposed me to British Deaf culture in Exeter; it has its own community. However, there was no African-British community within the school so I was not so aware of this heritage. At 16 I decide to stay on at Exeter and continue to board for my college education.

I have been studying in further education since 2006 after leaving secondary education. Amongst this education includes the course ABC Media & Art foundation Level 3 qualification at Ravensbourne College from Greenwich, London, United Kingdom in 2009-10. The focus of the course for me was to develop skills in a variety of areas within art, this lead me to the Final Project using Animation which I developed a passion. This idea I developed for this final project was a Deaf woman playing basketball against a Hearing man, the viewer is unaware that the players have a difference in terms of being Deaf or hearing until the end when it is explained via text. I wanted to challenge people's view of what they may believe a Deaf person is and show that we are all equal.  


I am currently studying Animation and Illustration combined honours degree. My interest in animation and passion continue to develop with time and I also enjoy the variety offered by Illustration. Since starting the course a short while ago I have learn Panorama's and have developed my use of transmitting information via this format in a visual communication of images and ball's movement to produce smooth flowing animation sequences. This has satisfied my need to gain clarity and extend my knowledge in this area and I am looking forward to continue this learning experience. 


I would like a carrier in animation but feel I would like to continue to have freedom to express myself artistically so would like to split my time between these two passtions. Well I have a dream. But I will tell to word more is coming soon..... 

Cultural diversity: 

Being Deaf means I experience the world differently to Hearing people I meet deaf people and we use visual communication. This visual language is different around the world This visual imagery in my mind is strong, and is my memory. I always remember that Sign Language and art is different around the world. When I meet new Deaf people, I always want to make new friends, because Sign Language starts a new relationship because that is deaf culture, but I don't think so much in Hearing people. 

When I lived in Exeter, South West Devon (2001-8) I learned the experience and knowledge of the Deaf community from the people who lived in Exeter, so I already had an identity. That childhood experience of British Sign Language and culture in Exeter is different to London. So when I left Exeter and made my home in London, I had to learn a different form of BSL. In London the BSL is more modern, but in Exeter BSL is more classical, both in language, community and society. In London there is more a mixture of African-British and other ethic group of Deaf people.  

Personal interest:

•Books, •Basketball, •Life Drawing, •the program See Hearing and BSL Zone in BSLBT of two both on TV , •Travel, •attending Events, •Party, •Origination, •Deaf Culture, •Comedy, •Gyms & Fitness, •Camp Action, •Travels, •Tourism.

:) (Smile):D (Big Grin);) (Wink)
  • Reading: Yes
  • Watching: Something.
  • Playing: Yes
  • Eating: Yes
  • Drinking: Yes


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Dayo Beyioku
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United Kingdom
I am Dayo. Just sure I am Deaf and Proud. Can i do what. I like is Deaf and Hearing both. I lovely respect for Deaf and Hearing each. Please need you don't worry about me for Deaf okay. I can do communication for chat to with you and and pen on write paper i can do try that with communication hearing people and you work fine.

•Current Residence: London, England, United Kingdom
•Favourite genre of music: Rap, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Grime.
•Favourite photographer: Strength exclusive
•Favourite style of art: Life Drawing and Sketchbook
•Operating System: Apple MacBook Pro
•MP3 player of choice: I don't have a there iPhone. Damn
•Skin of choice: open too
•Favourite cartoon character: Tom & Jerry, Superheroes comic and Manga & Anim

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ssjgogeto Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thanks for the fav XD
Metamine10 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
hsvhrt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Thank you for being the first to fav.
Neokoi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!!! :)
OLUDAYONBA Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Welcome! :)
Metamine10 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s
OLUDAYONBA Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Moffett1990 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thaks for the fav on the screen shot to DBSQ here is a link to a clip of the actual animation [link]
SnowSultan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
OLUDAYONBA Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Welcome. ;)
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