Fast rising Nollywood actor, Olayinka Adeboye also known as Otunba had an exclusive interview with official Olamond Naija. Read the discussion below:
WELCOME TO EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH OLAMONDNAIJA #TRENDING STORIES IN NOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY WITH OLAMOND NAIJA
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
I’m Olayinka Adeboye A.K.A Ajigbaremu also known as Otunba.
HOW DID YOU START YOUR JOURNEY INTO THEATRE ART?
I have been in this movie industry for a while now. I started to become more active from 2012 till date. Just like the common sayings, “If someone doesn’t have history, he can’t shine and if he shine without history he may not shine too long” which means one must pass through some challenges in ones career before rising to the top. Quickly, I want to use this medium to appreciate few of my mentors and boss in our Nollywood field, great appreciation to Fatai Isiaka a.k.a Dynamic. He’s my current director who has so much believe in my career. Fatai Isiaka’s support in my career is beyond measure. I pray God grant him more grace to excel in his dealings. Gratitude also goes to Ayo Olaiya and Ibrahim Chatta for Their tremendous mentorship in training and advising every upcomings approaching their ways. We have other top actors too but some of them refuse to encourage, train the upcomings because they want to be the champion alone at all times.
ARE YOU MARRIED?
Yes I’m happily married with two kids.
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU FACED IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
I have come across so many challenges, I could remember when I was given some roles to play for a movie and I got prepared by using almost all the money I have to purchase costumes that is, clothes I will wear to act. Surprisingly, someone else was given my role to play while I was still around. Another one was when I was slapped by my director back then, Seun Olaiya slapped me because I refused to pushed Yinka Quadri at his chest. These are unforgettable scenarios in my career. Today, I gain more confidence, more skills also more experience.
WHAT DOES IT ENTAILS TO BECOME A MOVIE ACTOR?
At first you must be talented, be a literate. Then you undergo a training under an active movie production group.Therefore, you undergo consistent training in movie acting both at rehearsal ground and location before you become an actor.
WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR?
He or she must have enough understanding of casting, directing, and filming.
IS IT TRUE THAT MARKETERS IN NOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY ARE NOT ENCOURAGING?
Thank you so much for your question. It’s not that the marketers are not doing well. The truth is, some marketers are bunch of ingrates. Let me say that out of 100 marketers, very few among them are accountable and reliable. It’s so shameful that producer will produce movie with huge amount of money and marketers will be pricing so low to purchase the movie. Take for instance, I produced my first movie #Bukkysneh at N550,000 naira in 2014 and Suntab films purchased it at a very low price. Even one of my movies titled #Alaanu Kan was sold to GB Marketers, till date we never had concluded business transactions. It takes the grace of God to produce a movie and make your money back.Marketers in Nollywood Industry needs to encourage the filmmakers. I thank God Almighty for the existence of YouTube that makes the promotion of our work becomes easy.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT YOUR LEISURE HOURS?
I play PS games a lot. I also listen to good music. I’m a very good fan of Seyi Lewis Alapanla. His songs are so inspirational to me.
WHAT ADVICE DID YOU HAVE FOR THE YOUNG STARS?
Everyone of us should be more devoted to our creator. Pray well and be of good behavior. Additionally, we should be devoted to our career, talents, we should continue to rehearse well. Practice makes perfect . Thank you.