Nollywood is rising and new stars rise with the industry by the day. Thankfully, social media has been a helpful tool to keep our radar on activities of these new kids on the block. Today, we caught up with one of these amazing thespians who is set to take the industry by storm, her name is Peju Johnson. She had a lot to tell our correspondent, Ayo Adams.
Read more below:
WHO IS PEJU JOHNSON?
I am Peju Johnson, a native of Ile Ife, Osun state, born and bred there. I am the 3rd child in a family of 5. My dad is late and my mum is still alive. I had my primary and secondary education at Community Primary School and Kingswill College, Ile Ife. I relocated to Shagamu after my secondary school, before I traveled to Egypt where I started my acting career.
ACTING AND MOVIE PRODUCTION, TELL US HOW YOU STARTED?
Back in 2013, I joined tampan ( Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria) branch in Cairo. So, it all started from there. I came back to Nigeria last year December to start my acting career back here fully, because acting is one of my dreams so I am trying and putting more effort to make it come true.
ALMOST 4YEARS AGO, WHO WAS YOUR MENTOR WHILE IN TAMPAN, CAIRO?
Hon Olamilekan Oluomo Balogun AKA, Oluomo Apesin 1.
IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHAT ARE YOU CONCENTRATING ON AT THE MOMENT?
I am concentrating on how to produce my own movie very soon. Because, it is what I have been wanting to do and also it is very important too, you know.
AS A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK, WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING TO THE TABLE?
I am bringing a couple of good contents to the table pretty soon, everyone should watch out for me.
WHICH PRODUCTIONS HAVE YOU FEATURED IN?
I have featured in up to five movies namely IKANJU, LBO – LAWORI BABA OLE, LEKKI GUYS, BANUSO, GBAJUMO.
DESCRIBE YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE ON SET?
It was kind of stressful, but fun and interesting at the same time. I actually learnt a lot of things that very day.
WHICH DIRECTORS AND ACTORS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO WORK WITH ?
I can’t wait to work with Opeyemi aiyeola, Iyabo Ojo. Odunlade Adekola, Daddy Antar laniyan, Mercy Aigbe , Femi Adebayo and a host of them.
WHAT ARE YOUR LONG TERM ASPIRATIONS IN THIS JOB?
I want an established career that would inspire others too, and to achieve that, I believe I need to fuel in more efforts day by day.
WHEN SHOULD WE EXPECT YOUR FIRST OFFICIAL PRODUCTION?
Soon, in two months time, we should commence the project.
YOU WOKE UP TO NEWS THAT HAS YOUR NAME IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCANDAL, IT IS UNREAL YET THE NEWS HAS GONE VIRAL, HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE THE SITUATION?
*Laughing* I don’t react to scandal like that , but if I am to react , I am just going to explain myself and make it clear to people I know nothing about it. And in other news, I might not even say a word, I am just going to move on because I know shit like that happens.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OF ALL TIME?
Be thankful, Life could be worse.