UK base Omoyeni Belle is one of the most tallented yoruba actress in the industry, taliking about her life challenges and career.
Thanks for your time, and we are glad for welcoming us..
How did you discover yourself as an actress,
firstly am into writing stories, I write stories all the time, I had accident in 2004 and i was hospitalized for two years all through I was still busy writing stories, and every time I write a story I see myself as a character in the story, have always knew am going to become an actress, I love to act so much and I av not even started yet, am still warming up I see myself in more challenging roles soon.
So, we can say you were motivated by what happened to you?
Yes it will not be wrong to say I was motivated by what happened to me because I discovered my interest in story writing and acting while I was dying on hospital bed.
What has been your favorite role so far?
My favorite role so far in few ones have done is my role in Hila – hilo, because it’s actually real, I want through it for real, it was my true life story, it’s like repeating what I have been through again in-front of the camera. And its the most challenging role have taken so far.
What role would you love to play that you haven’t yet?
I would love to play a role of a ghetto bitch or Gang star
Lol….thats gonna be interesting to see you in another dimension
Yes my brother, am working on the story already,
Besides acting, what other training have you had (voice, dance, stage combat, etc.)?
I have never had any training in this field but I would love to be trained In, stage drama and movie directing
Which state in Nigeria did you originated from?
I am from Awe town in Oyo state.
How do you feel or how do you react to critics, especially bad comments on your work or acting style ?
I try to see it as normal thing, because firstly i am still new, am not yet a professional and it’s just normal that there will be mistakes, all I make sure I do is check my mistakes, what I didn’t do right and make sure I learn from them and not repeat them.
What’s the worst part about being an actor? And What’s the best part of being an actor?
The worst part I have experienced so far is, making a movie and running at loss because maketer wouldn’t pay you, for your job. even the kind ones would pay you less than your capital and no profit at all.
The only best I can say I have enjoyed so far is doing what I love to do, fulfilling my dreams and passion.I know God will still reward me I have chosen to be patient cos I know my time is coming sure….
Amin, it will surely come…
What is something embarrassing or unexpected that happened to you on set?
I have never been embarrassed on set before, But what is unexpected that I have experienced is, actor getting paid and not show up on set.
Lol, thats not fair enough..
Yeah it’s really bad and discouraging
If you could choose, what three actors would you really want to work with?
My number one is John Dumelo, am seriously looking forward to acting with him, second Odunlade Adekola we planning on something together already, and my third is of cos Funke Akindele we are also planning something
What are the five things you can?t live without?
I can’t live without praying, if I haven’t prayed in a day, i am not ok. Praying is the only thing I can clearly say I can’t live with aside breathing.
If I was to turn on your ipod right now, what five artists/songs would I see on your recently played list?
KSA (eri okan and Apreciation) Olamide (melomelo) , D’banj ,wizkid, Tiwa Salvage
Are you married? Single or seeing someone?
I am engaged
Would love to come chop rice on that D.day
Are there any new projects you are working on that you can talk about?
Yes am presently working on my new movie titled OMOYENI, yet to complete d shooting, Am outside Nigeria now, i will finish it when I return to Nig.
Omoyeni will be more of a non-fiction right? Because thats your real name
Yeah. It talks more about my real life
We are anticipating….
Can you name few of the movie you have produced so far?
My first movie production is Hila-Hilo, second is Potato, Iwa Won ni, and my latest is OMOYENI
Thanks for you time ma, we so grateful for welcoming us, lastly, whats the quote you live by and any word of advice to young actors , willing to be just like you?
Av got few quotes that rings in my head everyday and I live by them, “Life is a Journey Not a destination show me he who thinks he as arrived and I’ll show u a failure ” “Success ln someone else’s life does not hinder the chances of success in your own life. I read this quote In one of John Maxwell’s book I read when I was on hospital bed. Blowing other people’s candle doesn’t make yours shine brighter
The word of advice I can give to any young up and coming actor is, whatever u love and av passion for don’t hesitate to go for it
You will never get tired or frustrated doing what u love doing
Thanks so much
Ur welcome my brother. And thanks for recognizing me I am humbled.