Controversial Nollywood actress and producer, Etinosa Idemudia opens up on her life in the movie industry and some other interesting but ‘controversial’ stuffs about her I know you would love to know.
In a recent interview with Nigeria’s popular tabloid, The Daily Sun, Etinosa Idemudia, revealed how a fan she has never met bought her a new Range Rover Evoque: "A fan that I have never met sent me a Range Rover once. I’m not good with cars but I think it’s Evoque. It’s crazy because I didn’t even know him." See the full interview below:
I am currently working on a movie called, . It is an action/romance drama, which is scheduled for release later this year. It was shot in Lagos and it stars Ghanaian actor, Toosweet Annan, Chris Okagbue, Jaywon and my humble self among others.
I played Dumebi, a street girl turned-criminal, due to peer influence. What I like most about the character is her soft heart. Despite the fact that she was an accomplice to a hardened criminal, she had the heart of a child. Although, that would later work against her, as we see it in real life.
I would attribute my on-screen fame to the sitcom, where I played the role of Amanda, a spin-off character from my already famous comedy skits.
It’s due to my passion for creating. Before going on to produce a movie, I have been off and on for a couple of years before I taught myself how to shoot and edit videos. Then it was just for fun but gradually I found myself addicted to it. Shortly after I joined the industry, the passion and eagerness to create couldn’t be hidden; I met an equally young and eager director who gave me my first opportunity at film production.
The first movie I produced, which was completely experimental, was . It was with this movie I gained hands-on experience, coupled with what I learned in film school, and of course, the drive. That was how, two years into the industry, I made my first Nollywood blockbuster, .
Not really. I believe everyone in life must get trained on whatever they intend to embark on including filmmaking, but not necessarily through formal education. For example, I learnt the major part of my scriptwriting online. And video editing too.
It is a very difficult question. I cherish acting more.
I want someone to see my movie and see himself or herself in it as if looking into a mirror. I want people to be informed through my movies, for a re-evaluation of life so as to bring about a positive turnaround in that very individual.
When I was up and coming, I faced a few sex for role situations, but I was never pressured into doing anything, because I was already informed from film school that things like this would happen. No producer has the right to determine your success. So, as an up and coming girl, I was never desperate. I knew my value. I knew that with time I would break even. I was not in a hurry at all; I later lost respect and contact with such sex for role filmmakers. No, I will not mention names. Not today… Not yet…
The scandal is passed and I’d rather not talk about it.
As a public figure, just like a sales rep or attendant, you have to grow thick skin in order to serve the people better.
I grew up in a strict Christian family. We lacked nothing and we grew up happy. Myself, four siblings and my parents still live happily together.
I just packed my things, ran and never looked back.
Yes, I am a comic. It’s one of my strengths, even in dealing with real life issues.
Marriage is something I can’t comment on right now.
His name is Jesus… Lol.
The perfect quality is love. A man that loves you will always make you happy. Love for God and love for me, finish, all other things will follow.
I just ignore them when it’s becoming unbearable, but I’m nice to everyone. I love my fans.
A fan that I have never met sent me a Range Rover once. I’m not good with cars but I think it’s Evoque. It’s crazy because I didn’t even know him.
The nudity scandal!
I think my legs; they are the sexiest part of me.
I can’t go nude in a movie.