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What project made you fa­mous?

My first project was the movie ti­tled: ‘Samu Alajo’ by Odun­lade Adekola.

How would you de­scribe your jour­ney in act­ing so far?

It has been won­der­ful and in­ter­est­ing for me. I never be­lieved that I could get to where I am to­day, and by the grace of God, I am still go­ing higher. De­spite the chal­lenges I faced, I am still sat­is­fied with what I do be­cause act­ing is some­thing that I like so much.

What are some of the chal­lenges you have faced since you started this ca­reer?

Well, one the chal­lenges I tend to face is try­ing to pro­vide time for my­self be­cause act­ing is time­con­sum­ing and you have no choice but to fo­cus on the project that you have at hand. Also, there are times when you get to the stip­u­lated lo­ca­tion and you find out that there is no pro­vi­sion for ac­com­mo­da­tion for the ac­tors and you have to sort your­self out. There are many oth­ers, but still I thank God.

Apart from act­ing, what else do you do?

I am still a stu­dent, so I am usu­ally busy with school work also.

Who are your role mod­els in the movie in­dus­try?

My role mod­els are Odun­lade Adekola, Bimbo Ak­in­tola, Toyin Ai­makhu and Genevieve Nnaji.

How did you get into the movie in­dus­try?

I started act­ing when I was younger. When I moved to Abeokuta, I met some friends who in­tro­duced me to Sa­heed, a mem­ber of Odun­lade Adekola Film Pro­duc­tion, and that was how I met Odun­lade Adekola, who fea­tured me in his movie. That was how I started. But be­fore then, I usu­ally went for movie au­di­tions.

What do you hope to achieve in the movie in­dus­try?

I want to re­ally show the world my tal­ent be­cause I love act­ing, and I also want to be­come fa­mous.

How have you been able to han­dle your fame when you see your fans?

I have been able to han­dle it be­cause whether I am in a good mood or not, I have to honour their kind ges­tures to­wards me be­cause the fans are im­por­tant peo­ple and you can’t de­spise.

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