Anambra State. I am the second child of my parents and I have three
siblings. My father was a banker and my mother was a comptroller of
prisons in Ibadan, Oyo State. I developed a liking for the arts when I
partook in several stage productions in primary and secondary school. I
studied Medicine at University of Lagos.
medicine for a career in acting. I’m just doing what I love. When I was
in secondary school, I was always interested in stage performances and
debates. When it was time for me to go to the university, I chose to
study Medicine. However, by the time I was done studying Medicine, I
realised that I was still drawn to the arts. I practised for a little
while, but I needed to go with my passion.
Service Corps programme at a health centre in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local
Government Area of Lagos State, I found my way into acting almost
immediately. My first role was that of a lead actor in a drama series
titled, Beyond the Smile, in 2011.I am best known for my role in Blessing Egbe’s TV series, Lekki Wives
and I have gone ahead to star in over 30 productions. At the onset of
my career, many producers did not even know that I trained as a medical
doctor. In fact, many of them got to know this aspect of my life by
chance or mere coincidence.
opinion that I am harsh in some of the movies that I feature in, I don’t
think that I am being typecast. I consider myself a method actor. A lot
of the times, I rehearse my lines in front of a mirror. I do this to
take note of my facial expressions and intonation. I constantly like to
hone my skills. I also read a lot of acting books, notably the Actor’s Bible.
I also watch a lot of movies because I love to learn how other actors
interpret their characters. I observe people a lot by studying how they
react to other people and situations. It gives me a variety of reactions
to choose from, depending on the character that I’m asked to portray.
Actress (Supporting Role in an English Language film)’ at the 17th
African Film Awards, in London, barely a year after making my acting
debut, remains dear to my heart. My role in the movie titled Sting,
won me the award for the Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 Global
Icons Academy Movie Awards, which held in the United States of America.
The film is based on true events that I observed as a medical student.
It tells the story of a philandering husband and the consequences he
leaves his family to bear. I played the lead character alongside Eric
Didie, Bimbo Ademoye, Blessing Ambrose and Nathan Kingsley in supporting
roles. I hope to produce a couple of other short films and also shoot a
feature film in future.
going to the cinemas to see a good movie. I also like to hang out with
friends because I am a people person.
breathing exercises. I am only able to convincingly portray any role by
paying attention to the tone of my voice and how well I project. When
you are able to control your breath by ensuring that it comes to your
diaphragm, it becomes a lot easier to control your voice.
right. When I see my husband, I will know. If I start naming the
qualities I want in a man, I may end up with somebody that does not
possess these qualities. However I like intelligent, God-fearing and