• 2.12.9 Couchsurfer Abbéy Odunlami – Hosted

    Abbéy Odunlami

    couchsurfer Abbéy Odunlami

    Nigerian born, Detroit raised, and a current Chicago resident – Abbéy is one of a multi layered character. I hosted him for several days in February and got only glimpses of him. There are many titles to throw at him – film maker, screenplay writer, camera man, avid runner, capoeira practitioner. He has experiences and stories you can’t help but admire. One of his stories he told on my friend’s radio show where he spoke about how he signed on to couchsurfing website was quite interesting. It had something to do with his determination to get into Sundance film festival in Utah. I loved listening to his dreams and ideas, but more of his work he has in progress.

    I got a chance to talk with him extensively only just a few times. He came to stay when many of couchsurfers were here. He got along with everyone especially with John. They both specialize at different sides of the entertainment industry. Conversations flew over my head a bit listening to them talk about funding and distributing functions of various entertainment media/formats…. or something about green light process.

    Abbéy has some pretty strong views. Friendships that can come after airing out our views on politics, social, religions, personal philosophy and relationship are ones that I cherish. Our group discussions often turned intense, but not without much laughter. He definitely knew how to quit when debating with women. I enjoyed exploring the parameters of his opinions. I learned a lot from him, of ambition and conviction. It will be fun to get him into a debate again. I hope to get to see his scene in Chicago first before he gets back here in Los Angeles.

    Abbéy Odunlami

    Abbéy Odunlami talking on Mike Watt's radio show

    Abbéy Odunlami

    Abbéy Odunlami on Mike Watt's radio show

    couchsurfers Abbéy Odunlami and Hanna Rosendahl at the Griffith Park Observatory

    couchsurfers Abbéy Odunlami and Hanna Rosendahl at the Griffith Park Observatory