Tall, curvy and beautiful actress, Constance Owoyomi, is one of the exciting characters in the Africa Magic soap opera, Tinsel.
In a recent interview, Owoyemi revealed some interesting facts about her love life, challenges and aspirations.
Can you tell us more about yourself?
My name is Constance Owoyomi. I’m playing the role of Rita in a new TV series; It’s A Crazy World produced by Amanda Ebeye. In the series I’m dating someone (Bob-Manuel Udokwu) who already has 3 wives and I might just be the fourth.
How long have you been acting?
I have been in the business for over 5 years. But on and off because I have a 9am-5pm job. It’s like family business, so I joggle.
I can’t leave one for the other, because I like them both; acting and my job. We need to pay the bills too.
So are you saying acting alone can’t pay your bills?
Certainly not. There are bills are they are greater bills. Standards are different too. Where I’m coming from Nollywood can’t pay my bills.
How have you been able to manage this over the years?
I’ve been able to manage. It has not been easy though. But I try to cope. There are times I run late for certain meetings or come on set a little late. I try to have my schedule all the time and I work around it. It has always helped me to plan myself well.
Which of your movies brought you to limelight?
My major rise to stardom was Tinsel. That’s what I’ve done for over 5 years. That’s the major thing I do. Then I have also done few movies. I’ve done ‘A house without a home, Public Wife and a number of others.
Do you think your curves and height give you an edge in the industry?
Well, not necessarily. I know in the Industry looks matter but I think content is also key. You can’t have the look and then no content to deliver. But maybe because I have both, it’s an added advantage. Because when ladies that are curvy walk into a room, they draw attention and people would want to hear them. So, it’s always better you have something upstairs to deliver. You have to bring something good to the table in order to be taken serious.
Does your look restrict the kind of roles you play?
No. I can cut across. I can play a mother role, sister, commissioner or a spoilt daughter. My looks don’t limit me at all.
Do you think there’s any disadvantage of being a curvy actress?
No,there isn’t. Just as much as curvy people draw attention, some petite and not so curvy ladies can always draw attention, it all depends on what you have to offer. I can’t change who I am. In my family, lots of us are huge. It is in gene. I can’t practically do anything about it. I have to live with it and be the best I can. I am not just a package, there’s content and that’s key.
Have you ever had an embarrassing moment?
Not much. One day, I was wearing a flare skirt and there was lots of breeze and the skirt went up. It was really crazy but we handled it anyways.
How about from your male fans, any embarrassing encounter?
I’m used to that. I get that all the time. Even in church, airport, everywhere. Some would even want to hug you, just like that. But it’s part of the job. We are coping.
Does this make you feel uncomfortable??
Sometime and other times, it just makes me feel that people know me and appreciate what I do. It’s a good feeling anyway.
What is that achievement that you’re most proud of as an actress?
There are lots of things that I’ve done for myself that I’m very proud of. I wouldn’t want to disclose all of them. My both parents are late and I know that where ever they are now, they would be so proud of me. Because I’ve really done alot.
Can you share a bit?
(Laughs). Building myself to where I am today is a huge achievement. People that know me from the on-start are so proud of me too.
So what’s your story of life like?
Well, acting started out for me with Amaka Igwe. Then, I was in school and we were on strike, so I attended auditions. She picked me and gave me a role which was way above what I thought. But I pulled it off.
Since then, I am all over the place. After that, I went back to school and continued. My face is not all over the place at the moment, but I’m OK with that. When people see me, they still appreciate me because I have a lot to bring to the table.
Amaka Igwe taught and mentored me. She told me that I don’t need to be everywhere. If I am in one or two good productions, that’s fine. I have lived by that and it worked for me.
Are you married?
No! I’m not yet married.
You’re doing a 9-5 job, from work to location, how and when then do you have time for yourself and your partner?
Well, we make time from no time. But there’s no he at the moment. I would rather not talk about it.
When the time to get married comes, what’s the description of your husband material?
Tall, dark, handsome, God-fearing. Someone who has lots of core values. He has to be dark, because I am light skinned, I want someone that would compliment me.
…and money too?
Of course. It’s very important. He has to. Finance is key. I have worked my way up here, I’ll not date or marry someone that I am richer than. He has to be way richer than I am.
I’m also tall, 5.8″, so he has to be taller than I am. My dad was 6.4″, so I know it’s very possible. God can send me a 6.4″ too.
So, he is not available at the moment?
No he is not. I’m single and waiting on God. He (God) will send me my heart desires.
What should your fans expect from you this 2019?
Well, I have a lot of script that I’m still going through at the moment. Hopefully, people will see more of me in 2019.