Still Life

Side Walks is an annual pop-up storytelling, ideas and literature festival held in venues across Perth and Northbridge.

Side Walks is an annual pop-up storytelling, ideas and literature festival run by Centre for Stories. In unique venues across Perth and Northbridge, Side Walks is a curated whirlwind of talks, performances and readings with a special emphasis on homegrown talent. Side Walks was made possible in 2021 with funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Centre for Stories Founders Circle, Rayner Real Estate, and Aspen Corporate Financial Planning. Thanks also to our in-kind venue partners, Randal Humich, North Metropolitan TAFE, and St George’s Cathedral.

In this portrait of a life, Carmie Olowoyo is in conversation with his father, Segun Olowoyo, about culture, family, and love.

Carmie Olowoyo is a husband and father of four currently working in corporate finance. His family established Bridgepro Foundation, a not-for-profit focused on developing cultural/heritage understanding in youth, utilising sports as an enabler. He has played professional basketball with a number of NBL teams, including the Perth Wildcats. He has also been Vice President of the African Professionals of WA.

Segun Olowoyo grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, moving to Australia in 1977 where he secured degrees in agriculture and education. He was the founder of the African Community in WA. Segun recently received a public recognition award from the Nigerian Association of WA, where he previously held the role of Vice Chairman. Segun’s perspective on community has changed since losing his sight in recent years. He believes that one must always seek out learning and that learning is never-ending.

Photo of Carmie and Segun Olowoyo at Side Walks. Photo by Simeon Neo.
Credit: Simeon Neo
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