the screens for three years, Nollywood diva, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde
popularly known as Omosexy, is back with a bang!
building my businesses, film village in Badagry and some other personal
international projects. I took time to creatively re-organise myself.
plus acres of land in Badagry. He has his for his ‘Aquatic Jungle
Entertainment’ and I have mine for the film village. We have started
with the first phase, which will have a cinema and other attractions. It
is in its early stages, but surely, we are making progress.
year. We are talking to some investors because the film village is quite
a huge project. Buying lots of plots of land could be stressful. But at
this stage, we are building gradually.
former governor (Babatunde Fashola); he knows about the project but I
haven’t visited the new governor (Akinwunmi Ambode) yet. I also started
another project in Ikeja, it is like a smaller version of what I am
doing in Badagry. It is called The Double Doors Film Village. So, these
are things that I have been putting together.
movie that a couple doesn’t have chemistry. It is not something you can
force. Some actors are very good at acting it. But sometimes, when it
has to do with love, relationship, it’ is not easy to play. When you
want to act like you love the person, there are some natural acts and
gesticulations that you can’t force. But if you are a well-trained
actor, you would not find that difficult. There are some little tricks
to these things that some actors don’t know. You can make it happen and
look real too, especially in love and sex scenes.
movie was the first time we got together. When we got to know we would
be acting together, we spent a lot of time playing; we played very
rough. I understand the power of being so close to your love interest in
a movie, so we became very close even before the shooting. We ate
together and spent lots of time together, and had each other’s interest
at heart. It helped us to bring out our best in Alter Ego.
ready for them. I don’t even like watching myself on screen. If I do, I
will feel like burning inside and might even start crying because I
criticise myself a lot. Sometimes, I pity those watching especially when
I poorly do a sex scene. I would be like ‘what was that for?’ It can
kill the whole movie when it’s poorly done. For me, if a sex scene is
not going to be well done, then why do it in the first place? If you
must kiss, you should be able to kiss well; make it professional.
being authentic and real. But in all, you must make sense. I am blessed
that at a very tender age, I was able to find God, so my Christian
values have been able to let me know what is wrong and what not to do.
That way, the core me is real. I no dey form. With me, what you
see is what you get. I don’t have time to live fake lifestyle. Whenever I
come out, it is still about the real me. Talking about work, I never
take it for granted. From the beginning of my career, I knew what I
wanted. I had a vision and kept staying focused. Even now, I remain
undistracted. The more you are inspired and focused, the more you are
blessings of my life because I look back and ask myself ‘if I hadn’t
gotten married then, would I have married now?’ It is hard nowadays. It
is difficult to find someone who would love you for who you really are
and not the image they see on the screen or the image they have in their
minds of who you are. I understand what my unmarried colleagues are
going through; it is not easy. Having said that, I also think getting
married to my friend, a wonderful, confident and powerful man has really
helped me. He allowed me to have that stability and still go out there
so bad. I am coming back. It is not like I care what people are saying
but I will be back soon.
fight a lot. I used to complain a lot before but I have stopped because I
know he takes after me. He knows what he wants and goes for it. I am
always like ‘you’ve not even started yet and you are always acting so
stubborn and pushing me around’. I don’t think we can ever get to work
together because we are both headstrong. But on the other hand, I would
love to work with him because he is a very fantastic producer. I just
hope someday we can find a balance, agree and just let it happen. I want
to do music in a way that I would always be at concerts. I don’t want
to be like Tiwa Savage because that is her first career and I have
movies as my first. I can’t compete with Tiwa. I like to express myself
with music and I like to perform where people can come and watch me. So,
I am planning on shaping my music career towards that end.