BARELY 4 years after becoming a member of Nollywood, Adebimpe Mo Bimpe Oyebade has since featured in over 100 motion pictures and received hearts of film lovers. The producer and former mannequin speaks with ADENIYI ADEWOYIN on her unintended journey into Nollywood, relationship with actor Lateef Adedimeji and different points.
How true is it that the feminine gender faces extra challenges than their counterparts within the trade?
I believe it’s each methods. We face the identical powerful challenges within the trade. Lots of people have been by so many issues that I at all times say that I’ve by no means skilled. I believe it’s particular person variations not gender associated.
What’s your relationship with Lateef Adedimeji?
I actually don’t wish to discuss that as a result of I don’t like to speak about my non-public life as I’m a really non-public individual. What I’ll simply say is that we will’t actually put a relaxation to rumors as a result of we are going to nonetheless be in folks’s faces. We’re nonetheless right here, we’re not going anyplace. Allow them to speak, it’s regular, that’s what the job comes with, that’s the value to pay for fame.
What finest methods are you able to describe Lateef Adedimeji?
I’d say he’s a God fearing man. Lots of people misunderstand him, and he’s a really form, hardworking and candy man. In fact as we will all see he’s very proficient.
How has it been because you joined Nollywood?
It has not been clean, nothing good comes straightforward however we thank God. In this sort of job that we’re doing you should be affected person as a result of it’s traumatic, it’s time consuming and exhausting. You might want to actually have ardour for it so you possibly can pull by. I really began professionally in 2017 as a result of after I featured in that one film in late December 2016, I didn’t even consider appearing anymore, I simply left for my NYSC, I went again to Benin and continued with my life. I didn’t even have contact with the producer anymore, we weren’t in communication anymore till the film got here out. I didn’t even know the film had been launched in September 2017 and when it did, lots of people began reaching out to me that please we want you within the trade. I used to be like what occurred as a result of I completely forgot I used to be featured in any film.
It was like virtually a 12 months so I began getting roles then I stated let me simply have enjoyable since I used to be already completed with NYSC ready for the subsequent factor to do with my life. From there, I began producing my very own motion pictures and totally different alternatives got here knocking, lots of people began liking me which is the fan love and that’s one thing that has helped my profession so much.
It hasn’t been clean however we thank God.
What have been your main challenges?
The most important problem could be that I got here from a unique world solely. Once I was in class I didn’t examine theatre, I studied English though we had one course (Theater Workshop), however I used to be at all times operating from the drama a part of it. I wasn’t as a result of I’m a naturally shy individual. I didn’t see myself doing it, so the most important problem could be me having to maneuver from my regular self-trying to be one other character in numerous areas.
Appearing itself is a really difficult job particularly for somebody like me who’s an introvert. I believe I acquired over it virtually instantly as a result of as quickly as I began that job I fell in love with it and I stated: ‘okay Adebimpe you should actually get used to this job.’
One other problem goes from one set to a different, it is extremely traumatic and it will rob you of your private life.
You might be fondly known as ‘Omo’ba’, are you from a royal household?
That is usually because I produced a film in 2019 titled ‘Adebimpe Omo’oba’ and it was nominated for AMVCA in 2020. And sure, in actuality I’m from a royal household.
Which film shot you into the limelight?
I’d say Agbede Meji which was the very first film I featured in, produced by Yomi Fabiyi. I believe when that film was launched, if that acceptance was from followers, actors and producers weren’t optimistic I’d most likely not be the place I’m at present. I’d say Agbede Meji shot me into the limelight as a result of I used to be accepted instantly. Individuals began saying who is that this Onikede (the character I performed) on this film and I used to be like what’s so particular in what I did within the film. One other film I’d say shot me into the limelight the larger method is Adebimpe Omo’oba.
What are you most grateful for?
What I’m most grateful for is God’s grace over my life, my profession as a result of with out Him I received’t be the place I’m at present. Then I’ll say I’m grateful to my household, I’m very grateful to followers, entrepreneurs and colleagues.
What have been you into earlier than you lastly gave in to appearing?
I used to be a full time mannequin with an company and it was by that company I acquired to know in regards to the audition I first featured in.
You performed a significant function within the film, Ige, what strikes you most within the film?
What strikes me most in Ige is the storyline itself. The grass to grace story, lots of people wish to go from zero to hundred in a blink of a watch today folks don’t wish to do legit work. Ige is a film to look at, it’s inspiring, you’d get to know you don’t need to go by shortcuts to achieve wealth and that God’s time is the very best however the place you’re or your loved ones background. Ige exhibits that your current scenario doesn’t decide your future and being a biopic makes it more durable. The character I performed is the spouse of Ige and in actual life I can see them doing nicely so more often than not when she comes on set to say hello to her I simply watch her attempting to grasp her and see how she does and know extra about her. It was fairly difficult telling the story of individuals which are nonetheless alive however we thank God we have been capable of pull by.
What would you want to alter within the trade should you can?
That may be to create platforms for filmmakers to take their content material to extra platforms that can pay nicely. A few of us wish to create good high quality content material for our viewers however there are not any platforms to promote to and the little ones we’ve are ripping us off. I hope the federal government can assist us. One other factor is that I’ll create extra alternatives for up and coming and the paying technique within the trade is extraordinarily low so I’ll attempt to work on that too.