Nollywood actress Adebimpe Oyebade, who was crowned ‘The Best New Actress 2018’ in the Yoruba section of the City People Awards ahead of so many big names in the industry, has revealed how she stumbled on acting and why she’s got no man at the moment.
Here are excerpts from the interview Adebimpe Oyebade granted Vanguard;
You just won ‘Best New Actress 2018 (Yoruba) at the City People Magazine Awardsthat held last Saturday. What’s the feeling like, in view of having being in the industry for just two years?
I feel great. It is by the grace of God and hardwork. I joined the industry in 2016 but started professionally in 2017, after my NYSC in Benin in 2016. I started with modeling when I was in the university but didn’t go professional until my service year in Edo State.
What spurred your interest in acting?
Honestly, acting was never in my plans; as a child I wanted to be an air hostess or a newscaster. Acting happened by chance for me. During my NYSC I got an information about a movie audition, the director was casting for a lead role of a movie. I decided to audition for the role, it was an online audition, so, I sent different videos to the email that was attached to the message that I got. Eventually, I got selected to play the role, the movie was titled ‘Agbede Meji’ (cross road) by Yomi Fabiyi.
I acted alongside Gabriel Afolayan. After the production of the movie I went back to Benin to complete my service year. The movie however got a lot of good reviews and that got me so many acting opportunities.
Are you in a relationship?
I’m very single and not searching. I’m focused on my career so I don’t need any man.
You mean having a man in your life will disrupt your career?
I don’t mean it that way, if I meet someone today and I like him then why not? What I’m trying to say is that I’m not desperate to be in a relationship.