[Popular Nollywood actress, Ayo Adesanya turned 50 over the weekend and had an interesting chat with blogger Kemi Ashefon, read excerpts below:
I am Ayo Adesanya. I am an actress.
Journey into acting
I started acting right from primary school. Then, the Nigerian Television Authority used to bring their cameras to our school and we would act Shakespeare plays. I also took part in drama competitions. I attended St. Ann’s, Ibadan, where I also acted. I read Communication Arts at the University of Ibadan. In 1996, after my national youth service, I worked in a company at Agege, Lagos and was living in Lekki. After a year, I got to the office late and was suspended. I seized the opportunity and went to AIT for an audition. There, I met someone who said he was going for auditioning. From there, I was at Zeb Ejiro’s office, left and was at Opa Williams’ office, where I was auditioned for ‘Onome’. After a few takes in some films, I found myself in Tunji Bamishigbin’s soap, Palace.
No other passion
I love acting! I don’t see me doing something else. I can diversify but I will always continue to act because it is my world. There are some things you cannot be in real life but you can act it out. I have acted for 19 years and I can tell you that some people treat actors like gods! It has been fun and I give God the glory.
They are too numerous to mention. I have been
There was a
As a producer, there are days
I was never married to
Actresses and failed marriages
It is not only actresses,
I think some fans just get it mixed up. Some see you on television
None. I try not to go back on things in the past. That is what makes
Everything inspires me— music, movies
I am a bit on the big side and I wear what fits me. I know I have
I am lucky I have
You cannot match humility and if you are humble, you learn a lot. I
I am in one now and having the best of my life.
Another shot at marriage
Why not? I am still young and will definitely get married someday. But I am still learning because there are many things I need to know.