over 150 movies, here narrates how it all began and what she did to
make an armed robber drop his gun on a particular day at a film
intervention; it wasn’t what I was thinking of at that particular time. I
was rounding off my HND programme at LASPOTECH when Wale Adenuga
Productions came to shoot in my school. The director gave me an
opportunity to play a particular character, which another actress
supposed to play but wasn’t on set that day. And that began my acting
get funds to produce films; we don’t get the support we ought to be
getting. And usually those who don’t understand what we are doing, those
who find it hard to separate your person from the character you play in
movies, harass us. Sometimes fans and friends attack you verbally and
emotionally. But then I have no regret. I am coping well or what else
can I do? I remember a day when armed robbers attacked us on location.
We were spared just because one of them fell in love with the way I
handle guns in movies. And instead of robbing us, they left us unharmed.
getting there. Most times, we act free of charge out of sympathy for
film producers. Most producers don’t get to recoup the money invested in
their movies because of piracy. Piracy is killing us. However, we are
getting better scripts, better structures but the remuneration is
nothing to write home about.
long time to write my scripts. I will write scripts and keep them for
years. But there are some stories I must tell. For instance, Tomiteje is a true-life story I came across when I was doing my youth service in 2002.
Initially, I wasn’t interested but his producer called me and I later
agreed to do it. While shooting the video, I liked the way he did things
and I promised to invite him the moment I was ready to shoot my first
movie. And God made it happen.
me a shy person. Yes, I have been able to kiss once on set. I remember I
kissed once and that was the father of my kids, then we were married.
and don’t get desperate. There are bad eggs everywhere; people will
definitely want to play upon your intelligence. Don’t allow people to
use you, your destiny is in your hands.