‘Everyone wanted to make use of the body’ – Bimbo Ademoye opens up early career challenges
Bimbo Ademoye, an award-winning Nollywood actress has recalled some of her early career challenges.
The light skinned curvy diva in a recent interview revealed that initially everyone wanted to make use of her body in the best way they think she’s fit for their movie project.
She said, “To be honest, everybody wanted to make use of the body. They wanted me to play the sexy secretary, or the actress that snatched someone’s husband or the one that snatched the other person’s boyfriend. It was Uduak who took a chance on me. She gave me a role different from what I was used to and since then, it has been amazing. People started calling me to come and act a comedy role, feature in this and that. It has really been very wonderful since then. I can say I owe that woman a lot for the opportunity she gave to me.”
Asked if she would consider comic roles her best compared to serious roles, Miss Ademoye said she loves to make people laugh.
“Comedy roles is my best part. I love to make people laugh. It’s something that comes natural to me. I really enjoy making people laugh a lot. But it is more important to prove that I am more than a comedian. I am also an actor. That is why I try to take up some serious roles sometimes too.
I started the Iya Barakat character like a joke and here we are getting recognised to the extent of getting a nomination. So the character roles of Todowede, Selina and Iya Barakat are all from Ebute-Meta. However as a versatile actor, I can transcend from one role to another not necessarily sticking to one genre