- Actress Jumoke Odetola recently revealed how she started a career in the movie industry
- The actress said she was able to achieve her dreams because she was the last child of her family
- Jumoke also spoke on the assumptions that actresses trade their bodies to be able to afford their lifestyle
Jumoke Odetola is a popular Yoruba actress who has featured in hundreds of movies.
In a recent interview with journalist Adeoye Adewunmi for Legit.ng, she refuted the claims that actresses sell their bodies to be able to afford their lavish lifestyles.
"That is not true. A lot of times, people just sit and sum up things. Have they seen those people? Did they catch them? Did they admit to it? Anybody can just sit down and say something. We have to start talking with facts. If you have the fact, it is fine then.
"At times, you don’t want to explain the businesses that fetch you money to people. I am talking about real businesses, not personal affairs. That might be your trade secret. So, most times when people don’t understand how you make your money, they can just make up assumptions."
Going down memory lane, Jumoke stated that she decided to venture into acting after she finished university.
"I had always liked acting but I did not know I would take it up as a profession. I had always enjoyed watching great actors like Omotola Jalade who was my screen goddess then. Then, I would act in front of my mirror, something I had always been doing from childhood until my sister caught me and told me I could act. I told her not to let my daddy know but she was like “are you still a child?” So, she was the one who actually engaged me. That was how she told me about an audition."
According to the film star, if she had not been the last child of her parents, she may not have been able to fulfil her dreams of being an actress.
"If I were not the last born, probably I would not have been able to do this because my parents were very strict. For a long time, I did hide and seek with this job. I did not let my dad know. He loved me so much. In fact, I was the closest person to him. Because of this, I did not want to break his heart by letting him know that I had a flair for anything that has to do with entertainment as he was a core professional man with the belief that his children should go into core professional fields like engineering."
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In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that actress Toyin Abraham responded to the statement of singer Ruggedman about Nollywood women.
Ruggedman had asked why it was only actresses buying cars in the industry after Destiny Etiko shared the news about her new ride.
Reacting to the question, Toyin stated that there are many actresses that charge many millions of naira to be featured in a movie. According to her, she just paid millions of naira for a car which is yet to be delivered to her.
Not long after, news surfaced that she splurged millions on Mercedes Benz Brabus.
The film star’s close friend and colleague, Nkechi Blessing Sunday, broke the news on social media as she shared a video of the powerful ride.
Sola Oloruni is a Legit.ng journalist with five years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, where she obtained a post-graduate diploma in 2015.
Prior to that, she studied Linguistics and Nigerian Languages at the Ekiti State University, Ekiti, where she obtained her first degree. She is passionate about social development and women’s health.