second child and I have three siblings. I was born and brought up in
Abeokuta. My childhood was eventful and fun.
Abeokuta. Thereafter, I proceeded to Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, for
my post-elementary education. I studied International Relations at
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. I graduated in 2009
took an elective course at the Institute of Cultural Studies, OAU, in my
first year. It was there that I met a lecturer who told me that I would
make a good actor. I did not pay heed to his observation until there
was a strike action that lasted some months. During that period, I
visited Lagos and my visit coincided with an audition by Tunde Kelani.
Because I was much smaller than I am presently, he asked me to go back
to school when it reached my turn to be auditioned. He said I did not
look the part because of my stature. His statement challenged me and I
refused to leave his office. I sat at his reception until he finished
auditioning other people. His staff graciously let me into his office
again and somehow, I convinced him to give me a try. He sent me a script
and a few months later, I got a role in Arugba. I played Princess Mobandele and that was my first major feature.
tell my parents that I had dabbled into acting. My elder sister was the
only person in the know. I only developed the courage to tell my mum
when I realised that she did not have much longer to live and she made
me promise that I would not bring dishonour to the family.
pertains to my stature. I don’t see every other thing as a challenge
because it is not peculiar to me. I am small in stature and because of
that, I don’t get as much jobs as I ought to. A lot of times, I would
audition and even take the final reading only to be told that I don’t
look the part. It is only recently that my stature has been helping me
to secure roles.
interesting and tough. These days, everyone wants to become an actor
but truthfully, life in the industry highlights the Darwinian concept of
survival of the fittest.
Yoruba movies. I do more of English movies because I get more offers
from that genre of Nollywood. Sometimes, I feature in Yoruba films and
my character has to speak English.
In December 2015, Funke Akindele-Bello, invited me to audition for the
role. At the audition, I was supposed to break a bottle but I could not
bring myself to do so. That was a major flaw, but I got a second chance
to prove myself.
in television production and presentation at Federal Radio Corporation
of Nigeria Training School. Subsequently, I got a job with Goldmyne
Entertainment, as a producer and presenter. In 2012, I also joined
is also about production but I am not prepared to produce a film yet. I
want to acquire more skills because if I have to produce a movie, it
has to be worth the effort and time. I want to do movies the proper way
like Tunde Kelani and Kunle Afolayan do it. Currently, I produce my own
television show which is broadcast online and on WAP TV.
rewarding to some extent. Notwithstanding, it has other benefits and it
gives you access to a lot of places and people. So far, it has made me
Okwo who always looks out for me, Funke Akindele-Bello, Tunde Kelani,
Kunle Afolayan, Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs and many others.
to be a God-fearing person. I usually do not like to discuss issues like
this but when I see a man that possesses the qualities I want in a
husband, I would know.
overburden my frame, so I like to wear things that look good on me and
those that will accentuate my best features.