lost my father when I was 11 years and one week old; it was only my
mother that I can say reacted when I started acting. But she was never
against my acting.
I actually began acting in the
university community. My mother spoke with Bayo Oduleye (then a lecturer
at the University of Ibadan.) She also spoke with Yomi Shohunde. My
mother, being an educated woman, did not have problem when I began
acting, though she thought I would study law.
that I became a star early did not let me have the problem my pals were
having. I became a star at 15. When I got pregnant, there was a crack
between me and my mother – which any mother would react to. At that
time, I was 17, and an undergraduate. She felt it was her fault, having
lost her husband, she had the responsibility to look after us so that
she would not lose any of us.
I started acting (stage and
television) in 1979, when I was 15 years, and I joined the Nigerian
film industry in 1982 with Ola Balogun’s Money Power. But if you want to
talk about home video, I joined the home video industry in 1994. I was
the lead female character in the first attempt at home video production
in Nigeria by Jimi Odumosu, Fiery Force (1986)."