She is most popularly known for her role as Sophie [with the tag line-Sophie so fine, so fly] in the MTV hit series show “Shuga…
Shuffling between Lagos and London, Dorcas Shola Fapson has risen fast in her career as an actress. M-Lifestyle met up with her to learn more about her and share her story to inspire. The talented and beautiful Dorcas Shola Fapson has recently begun as new host of the entertaining TV show “The Juice.” Dorcas is engaging and skillful as a host that gives her audience a new insight into the lives of the various celebrities and entertainment personalities that she interviews.
Popularly known as @Ms_DSF across her various social media platforms, she is most popularly known for her role as Sophie [with the tag line-Sophie so fine, so fly] in the MTV hit series show “Shuga.” The series revolves around the casual sex scene in Africa and seeks to educate the youth about sexually transmitted disease/infections. With season one and two bringing the world Lupita Nyong’o, the show maintained popularity with Dorcas being one of the audiences’ favorites.
Dorcas was born and raised in North London to Nigerian parents. A victim of bullying in Primary school, this impacted her behaviour in secondary school. “In school I used to get excluded all the time and a lot of teachers probably didn’t think I was going to make it to college let alone University.” She went on to disprove this belief and attended University of Bedfordshire and attained a degree in Criminology. For this reason, she considers graduating from University as one of her greatest achievements.
After University, Dorcas gained a full scholarship from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) but for personal reasons turned down this offer. Instead, she ended up doing a six-week intensive summer course at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) and then went on to star in MTV’s Shuga. Nevertheless, Dorcas accepts that she is not the finished article when it comes to acting and seeks continuous growth and improvement. “I’m hoping now to go to drama school and do like a year intense course or something.” Dorcas has also recently completed writing a script for her own play titled ‘Decisions’ which she hopes to put in production soon. Her talents aren’t limited to acting in front of the camera alone; she has more strings to her bow.
Social media plays a large role in Dorcas’ personal brand as it gives her the chance for to relate to her fans and the general public beyond the roles she plays as an actress and routine interviewer. Dorcas is very opinionated and vocal and shares her views on political and social issues for example the #BlackLivesMatter movement and current affairs on these platforms. “I put everything on my social media.” Thus allowing people experience her personality.
Dorcas is a firm believer in you can do anything you put your mind to. Her advice to M-Lifestyle viewers and readers is for you to:
- Try to be different
- Put yourself out there
- Have your own platform
- Don’t wait for opportunities, jump at them.
- Work hard, but work smart.
Written: by Toni Peters
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