In this chat,nollywood new diva,Toke talks about her journey into the movie industry ,her aspirations and advise to aspiring actors. Read full scoop below:
CAN WE TAKE A BRIEF LOOK AT YOUR FAMILY BACKGROUND?
I am the second child in a family of three children.My Dad,mr Jamiu is a contractor and my mum who was a business woman is late.
SO HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT ACTING?
Hmm, finding myself in the movie world is like its been ordained by God because it was TV presentation I had much flare for until a close friend who had passion for acting came to me and I helped her to get Dare Ogungbe’s contact. So on a weekend we came to Abeokuta to obtain her form and that was how I got mine too. That made me join SEGOF group in 2014 and I started developing strong love for theatre as a whole since then which even made me relocate to Abeokuta to face it squarely…And today I really give praises to God Almighty.
DOES THAT MEAN YOU DROPPED YOUR INTEREST FOR TV PRESENTATION FOR MOVIE MAKING ALREADY?
No,I still have passion for it,it is still an entertainment thing.
WHAT IS YOUR DEBUT MOVIE?
“Alamu olorin” A movie written & produced by Kola Ajeyemi AWILO
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE COMPETITIONS IN THE INDUSTRY?
With God,I see myself as a fast rising actress taking solid stand in the industry. I believe hard work pays with prayer
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM THE DIRECTORS THAT YOU HAVE WORKED WITH SO FAR?
Dedication to theatre as a whole,taking the person of the character I am playing as myself, modulation of character and delivering creative movement on each scenes.
RIGHT NOW,DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A FULLY MATURED ACTRESS?
I am still learning,no one is an island of knowledge
IS IT TRUE THAT YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOURSELF IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT SCENE?
No,you just have to be yourself.It is better to let people accept you for who you are than to love you for who you are not.
YOUR MOST AWE-INSPIRING MOMENT ?
That was 2015,I featured in my boss movie titled “Ofin Iluwa” and acted a role I never dreamt of then,I believed I delivered my best on that set.
WHAT WAS THE ROLE ABOUT ?
A princess who is in love but later realized that the king is not her biological father. However,she actually fell in love with her biological brother… It’s a long story,watch out!
IS IT HARD EVEN AFTER YOU GET ONE ROLE IN A MOVIE TO KEEP GETTING ROLES IN OTHER NEW MOVIES?
No,God has been faithful concerning that
THREE YEARS AND RUNNING IN THE INDUSTRY,HAVE YOU PRODUCED ANY MOVIE YET?
IT IS A LONG WAY TO THE END OF 2017,ARE YOU INTENDING TO PRODUCE A MOVIE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?
There is a possibility,with God Nothing is Impossible
HOW DID YOU USE TO SEE THE MOVIE SCENE WHEN YOU WERE NOT PART OF IT?
I thought it was an industry that is easy to realize dreams and achieve goals but after joining,I realized it’s not easy at all because one has to face a lot of challenges before shooting to limelight and stay relevant.
WITH DIFFERENT CONTROVERSIES FROM VARIOUS ANGLES IN THE INDUSTRY,HOW DO YOU INTEND TO STAY OUT OF CONTROVERSIES IN FUTURE?
*Smiles* God will order my every steps
WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
Will like to keep that to myself, just keep your fingers crossed.
YOUR WORDS TO ASPIRING ACTORS?
Put God first because with Him all things are possible and you should be able to adapt to anything in life