I’ m the first of five children and I was born in Lagos State . Growing up was interesting for me because my parents gave us everything we wanted, but they didn’ t spoil us .
I really appreciate the way we were brought up, as my parents prepared us for what we would face in the world as adults.
I attended Bright Star Nursery and Primary School , Somolu , Lagos , and Bright Star Comprehensive High School , Bariga , Lagos .
After obtaining a diploma in Network Engineering from the National Institute of Information Technology , I proceeded to Babcock University to study Mass Communication .
As a child , I was a handful . I wanted to be everything . I liked telling stories during break hours while I was in primary school .
I will say destiny brought me into acting .
My parents were supportive from the beginning .
As a matter of fact , they sponsored my very first movie production in 2006.
I started acting professionally in 2002 when I joined Alphabash Music and Theatre Group .
We were into stage performances . Prior to that, I had been a storyteller and actress right from my primary school days .
I was actively involved in school theatre , even in the university . I produced my first movie in 2006 and it was titled , Life Secret .
It was later turned to a TV series.
However , I believe that I am just getting started . There is always room for improvement and there are still many grounds to cover .
The journey has just begun and I pray for more grace to keep pushing on.
I can go to any length to interpret a role assigned to me in a movie . However , the people I work with know my stand about nudity and featuring in scenes that are sexually explicit , so they don’ t send me such scripts .
I have always been like this so it has nothing to do with marriage . I am an African woman and a mother .
I am grateful to God for giving me the strength to withstand the storm as an actor . I must confess to you , it was really challenging at the beginning of my career in 2002 .
When I look back at the stormy moments that God helped me to conquer , my heart is always filled with thanks and appreciation. No one could have survived those troubled moments without the strength and grace that come from God .
But despite all the challenges that came my way, there was never a time I felt like quitting the industry .
The rumour that I was arrested for fraud in America in 2017 was false . I woke up that day and saw the news everywhere .
I felt the journalist was paid to write such defamatory news about me by someone who was threatened by my brand . But she made a huge mistake because she attacked the wrong person .
I didn ’ t travel to the US in 2017 as she claimed ; I was in Nigeria working .
I am an upright citizen and I have never been associated with anything illegal . All claims of this sort should be disregarded .
The American government is not silly; I have even travelled to the US and Canada after the fraud news . The journalist didn’ t apologise or retract the story; so , my lawyers were left with no option but to sue her . As we speak , the case is in court.
The said journalist has refused to turn up in court since the case started.
Piracy has been a major problem in the industry for a very long time . Other challenges have become part of us and we have learnt how to deal with them . The industry is growing and I believe we will become a force to reckon with across the globe pretty soon .
I am happy with my life . Given a chance to turn back the hands of time , the only thing I would do differently is to get married and start making babies earlier.
I am still who I am. Fame has not changed anything about me . Fame has only taught me to be more humble .
I don’ t have a role model, but I have people who I admire and respect their talent and courage. I admire the likes of Genevieve Nnaji , Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde, Bimbo Akintola , Funke Akindele, Fathia Williams (Balogun) , Bimbo Oshin , and a host of others.
I have been married for six years and it hasn ’ t changed anything about me , except the fact that I am a wife and mother . Motherhood is beautiful. I thank God for the grace. I wish I had married and started a family earlier .
I like simplicity . Even as a person , I am very simple . I am a workaholic and people tell me I am fun to be with .
I like to stay indoors with my family . I also enjoy travelling and seeing new places .