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“If You Find A Man Who Understands You And Your Job, Nothing Can Break Your Home”- Actress Banke Akinterinwa

Meet and get familiar with the career journey of fast-rising actress, Banke Akinterinwa in this exclusive chat with Emiralty Africa.

KINDLY TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AS COMPREHENSIVE AS YOU CAN.

My name is Banke Akinterinwa, I’m from Akure ondo state and I graduated from Lead City university, ibadan.

WHICH COURSE DID YOU STUDY AT LEAD CITY?

I studied Educational managements .

AS A GRADUATE OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT, HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY INTO THEATRE PRACTICE EVOLVE?

I have always loved acting .. although I didn’t choose it as a course in my university, because my mum wanted me to study educational management.

TALKING ABOUT YOUR MUM’S INTEREST IN WHAT YOU STUDY, DO YOU SEE THAT AS A GOOD IDEA? I MEAN PARENTS ENFORCING CAREER ON THEIR CHILDREN

My mum retired as an headmistress.. her belief is that every woman needs enough time to take good care of her family and the best job a woman can do to have that kind of time is being a teacher.

SO, HOW DID YOU JOIN THE MOVIE MAKING INDUSTRY?

I started in 2012, a friend introduced me to Mr Tunji Bamishigbi and I featured in one of his soap operas.

HOW HAS THE JOURNEY BEEN SINCE THEN?

I have been on and off, so I can’t really say anything about the journey, but now I’m fully back in the industry.

SO FAR SO GOOD, HOW MANY MOVIES HAVE YOU FEATURED IN AND HAVE YOU PRODUCED ANY MOVIE?

I have featured in few movies, I am yet to produce my own movie, but hopefully before the end of the year, I’m working on it.

CAN YOU TELL US THE TITLES OF THE MOVIES YOU HAVE ACTED IN?

Honestly, I can’t remember all, valley between , ija-ilu, Iji ,èbèloku.

HOW WILL YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MOVIE DIRECTORS AND PRODUCTION MANAGERS?

Wow! I have met very good directors and production managers on set of different movies and I’ll say the best team I ever worked with are the Adebayos, Tope and Sodiq.

DO YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAYING THAT MOST FEMALE ACTORS IN NIGERIA DON’T HAVE HAPPY HOME?

No, I don’t believe that, I believe if you find a man who understands you and your job, nothing can break your home.

WHICH ACTORS DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE INDUSTRY

Bukky Wright and Ayo Adesanya

WHO IS YOUR CRUSH AMONG MALE ACTORS IN THE YORUBA SECTOR OF NOLLYWOOD?

None of them.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON PIRACY IN NOLLYWOOD?

It’s crazy. Actually, the government are doing something to curb it , but we pray it could be eradicated totally.

WHEN YOU PRODUCE A MOVIE, WILL YOU PREFER TO SELL IT TO AN ONLINE MARKETER OR OFFLINE MARKETER?

Until then I can’t say anything about that for now..

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THE ISSUE OF DIRECTORS AND PRODUCTION MANAGERS ENFORCING EMOTIONAL ADVANTAGE ON UPCOMING ACTRESSES FOR ACTING OPPORTUNITIES?

I have never experienced anything like that before, so i don’t know what to say about that .

DO YOU EVER SEE YOURSELF DOING ANOTHER THING ASIDE FROM ACTING, BUT WITHIN THE AREA OF THEATRE?

Not really but if i have to choose something else I’d love be in the section of special effect makeup.

AS A FAST RISING ACTRESS WITH A LOT TO OFFER, ARE YOU CONSIDERING MARRIAGE ANYTIME SOON?

Yes

KINDLY TELL US ABOUT THE LUCKY MAN IN YOUR LIFE PRESENTLY?

I don’t want to talk about him because he likes to keep a low profile.

YOU MEAN HE IS A NOLLYWOOD PERSON TOO?

No he’s not a Nollywood person.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON FEMALE ACTORS THAT CAUSE CHAOS AND ATTRACT UNWARRANTED ATTENTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AT ALL TIMES?

I think it’s what they want , it’s their life they can do whatever they like, I don’t think I have any problem with that.

AS AN EDUCATION MANAGER TURNED ACTRESS, DO YOU HAVE INTEREST TO FURTHER LEARN MORE ABOUT ACTING?

Yes I do and I will .

ANY PARTING STATEMENT TO YOUR FANS AND OUR READERS?

Yes, I’ll like to tell them to please keep supporting this little girl. Thank you .

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

Thank you.

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Author: Idris Bello ( EmiraltyAfrica@gmail.com)

Editor: Ayo Adams ( Abdulfataiadams23@gmail.com)

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Five ladies and a guy are set to blow your mind in this hilarious Sitcom.

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Joke’s adopted parents were the late Chief E.A Silva, a reputable lawyer, the then Babajiro of Lagos and his wife late Dr Abimbola Silva, a pioneering female doctor, who died in July 2015.

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She was living in a foster home of the Red Cross in Yaba, Lagos, with her foster parent, Mrs. Desalu, when the Silvas took her away. she said. “Everybody would be calling me whenever my adopted mum (Dr. Silva)came with cakes and a lot of things during her visit. I went to YWCA Nursery, which was not too far from the Silva’s home in Yaba.

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I also have memories of moving in with them when they moved to Glover Road in Ikoyi. “I remember reading newspapers to my Dad in our sitting room and pronouncing Brig-General Aguyi Ironsi, the then Nigeria Head Of State, Agolo Iresi! My father could not stop laughing at my hilarious interpretation of the newspaper.

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“Also I remember making them proud, when performing at St. Saviour School. My parents would be standing and were congratulated by other parent too for my acting skills. My parents were so excited that this child was incredibly talented.

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“I have memories of going to Holy Child College Lagos because my parents insisted on me going to Holy Child because that is where Julie Coker, Pearce Olusola and Ibidun Allison went and they believed with all my performing talent skills, that is the kind of school I should go to too.

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“I remembered going out with my cousin and we met a big cousin She introduced me as ‘my cousin’s daughter and this is Dr Silva’s daughter. Then, the older cousin was like, ‘Dr. Silva ke? Se Doctor Silva bimo ni? (meaning does Dr. Silva have a child?). Did Dr Silva ever has a child?’ “I was so confused and when I got home I told my mum, ‘I met this lady that says you never had a child.’ My mum froze and she said, ‘don’t mind them, they are used to rubbish talk.’

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Though they have different styles, they both have an undying passion for music.
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Teni’s song, ‘Fargin,’ which dropped last year, annouced her presence in the music industry. She has released two other songs -‘Pareke’ in December and ‘Wait’ this week.
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In an encounter with GoldMyneTV, she said there was nothing she could do better than music.
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She stated, “When I am sick, I can still stand up and record songs. Music is something I can do without being paid and the easiest thing for me to do.”
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Reacting to insinuations that the lyrics of ‘Fargin’ are too vulgar, she replied, “If you listen to the lyrics well, it has many meanings. The part I said ‘o ni ki bo pata (they asked me to remove my pants)’ talks about rape and the fact that young girls need to understand that being a virgin is not bad. Young girls are now under pressure because the society feels it is uncool to be a virgin.”
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While admitting that Niniola has been instrumental in her life, she stressed that she had also challenged her to prove herself to the world.
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She added, “My sister is my family and nothing can change that. I don’t care about what anyone says. Our happiness comes even before music.”