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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)
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: No.
  • 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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Neokoi Nov 9, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!!! :)
OLUDAYONBA Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Welcome! :)
Metamine10 Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s
OLUDAYONBA Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Moffett1990 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 Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
OLUDAYONBA Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Welcome. ;)
Thank you for faving my artwork, I really appreciate it.
TixieLix Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave on my Street Fighter work!
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