Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Acting, truly my first love - Temi Otedola


Daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola has stated in an interview that acting has been her first love, and she is happy she is finally at a place she loves. Speaking about her first feature and in a major movie -- ''citation'' produced by Kunle Afolayan, Temi said she was actually introduced to the producer/actor and not the other way round, has it has been speculated the actor sort for her.

Explaining how fate brought her back to her first love, she said:

“I have been watching Mr. Afolayan’s films like forever. From ‘Figurine’ to ‘October 1’, ‘Phone Swap’, and I was actually introduced to him, I told him that from university and through school I have always been into acting and that was my first passion in life and he told me about a script coming out and the lead character is actually a girl of my age and a university student and the story tells a tale of something that is so relatable and relevant to what is happening today, not only in Nigeria but all over the world.”

On why she accepted the role, Singer Eazi's girlfriend said; “the lead character is a girl of my age and in the university while also treating a global issue that confronts women. So it is a story that is close to my heart, and I thought I could really bring that story to life.”

On why she kept this creative side of hers for so long from the public, she said;

“For me, it’s all about timing, so, for me until this movie proposal had come, I don’t think I would have entered into this arena of creative work, but this script is perfect for me. I’m so happy that I waited for this time. With Kunle Afolayan’s film, it means I am starting at the top. So, I’m just so humbled to have been given this opportunity. The message is to tell women that we are hearing their stories, that we believe them. Women are being harassed in several ways.”

Will she leave fashion for acting? The young actress said;

“Both of them are still very close to my heart; I will always be designing and doing fashion, but also, this is my one true love. So I’ll continue acting.”

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