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I didn’t plan to become an actress-Jumoke Odetola

By Kehinde Ajose

The name, Jumoke Odetola, might not be a household name yet, but the talented actress has feathers on her cap. The graduate of Information and Communication Technology, from Ajayi Crowther University is one of the rising stars to watch out for in Nollywood.

Jumoke surprised many movie buffs when she won the award in the Best Indigenous Language Movie category, for her flick Binta Ofege. Unknown to many, Jumoke didn’t plan to become an actress. Hear her: “I didn’t plan to become an actress. It wasn’t something I set out to do. When I started out, I didn’t have the support of my family. It’s a passion I nurtured secretly all by myself. I wasn’t bold enough to tell anyone. I wasn’t bold enough to speak about it to any of my family members. My sister caught me in the act one day and I didn’t know she was right behind me. She was watching me and she was overwhelmed. That was how it started. She was the one who encouraged me. “

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