Written by: Victoria Williams, Storytelling Assistant, DePaul University Career Center
Many people know Femdot as a Chicago rapper featured in Billboard and performer at Lollapalooza. At DePaul, we know him as Femi Adigun, a DePaul University Class of 2018 graduate who frequented the John T. Richardson Library. When starting his journey at DePaul, Femi was inspired to find so many people willing to help and support him. His professors were willing to spend extra time with him if he didn’t understand the material and also allowed him creative freedom in how he best learned course information.
Exploring your interests is key to figuring out what you want to do in life. Femi feels that it’s important to pursue your interests to the fullest extent and not box yourself into one category.
“If you’re unsure of what to do next, plan to be occupied. Try to find something to do and, from there, figure out what your interests are and use that to gauge what you want to do.”
Femi started his own scholarship at DePaul, Delacreme Scholars, because he knew that financial aid can be scarce during the middle of the school year. Black and brown students are at an increased disadvantage when it comes to paying tuition and Femi himself remembers days when he struggled to get the dreaded “hold” removed from his account. Being a resource to current students is a mission of Femdot’s, as he strives to continue to expand his scholarship program.
“My big homies taught me that the ability to help someone is not reserved for the affluent.”
Femi feels that time management is an important skill to learn in college that will benefit you for the rest of your life. He wishes he had listened to his own advice more during his undergrad years.
“Many people get exhausted their sophomore and junior year, especially when all their friends are at home and we get out in June. That’s when time management is most important.”
What’s next for Femdot? He is currently in the studio working on more music and recently performed at Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash in June. If you want to keep up with him, follow him on Twitter @femdotdotcom.