Yoruba Actress, Tope Osoba: No I can’t act nude in a movie. I have parents and other family members watching me… excerpt below
I am the first child of my parents and only child of my mum. I had my primary and secondary education in Lagos. I studied Business Education at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.
Acting was not something I really liked, I just found myself doing it. I was already in the entertainment industry long before I started acting, so I had an idea of what it was about. Before I got into acting, I was a video vixen, and a dancer. I was coming from school one day when I decided to go to Ashogbon which is actually a place actors go for rehearsals. When I got there, the rehearsal of a movie by Laide Bakare called Ijoya was in progress. They found out I was a dancer, and I got a role in the movie. That was how I became an actor. The journey has been amazing, and it has opened a lot of doors for me. I’m just thankful to God for my life, and for making me who I am today. Right now, I am happy that I am an actor, because it is now a part of me.
I miss being a video vixen, and I don’t mind going back into it. It’s all about entertainment. It helped me a lot; I was able to get some money from it which helped me in school. It was really good, but I had to stop it because I did not want anything to disturb my education. Back then, I featured in videos of artistes like Artquake, Rasqie, and Olu Maintain. I also danced in Pasuma’s High Level video, and I was a back up dancer for Weird MC.
I produced a movie called Single Ladies. I am not where I want to be yet, but I know my next production will be amazing. It is not easy being an actress and a producer at the same time. When you love what you do, you don’t think about the stress.
I’ve acted in quite a number of movies, but some of them stood me out. Oogun Mi by Dayo Amusa and Ifedolapowere very popular.
No I can’t act nude in a movie. I have parents and other family members watching me. My family members won’t like to see their daughter naked on TV.
Nothing good comes easy. Every job has challenges, but I thank God for always giving me the strength to overcome any challenges. Not everyone in the industry wishes you well, but you just need focus.
I look up to everyone in the industry because we are one big happy family. We have a lot of good actors in the industry. I don’t want to mention names.
As celebrities, people always say things about us, and there is nothing we can do about it. All these rumours or controversies lead to an increase in our fan base. I’m human, and some of these things get to me but there is nothing I can do about it.
I pray to God to bless me more so I can buy a bigger car. I never got my car back. People wrote that my car was stolen at gunpoint, but that is not true. I was at home and my car was parked at the gate. I didn’t see the car again the following day. It was a Toyota Highlander.
I’m currently in a relationship and the lucky guy is somewhere chilling. I was never married. People call me to ask me about the story of my marriage which is untrue. I was never married, and I don’t know where the story came from. I believe in marriage and I pray to God to give me the right man. I’m going to get married someday.
I am different from who you see on TV. I am in between being an introvert and an extrovert, but I am more of an introvert. I love to make friends. I don’t like groupies, and I am a very real person.
I’m a simple dresser. I love wearing sneakers; I don’t like high-heeled shoes. I love wearing jeans, shades, tank tops, and bum shorts.
I love to listen to music; I love to go to nightclubs but not every day. I’ll rather hang out at a bar and have fun. I also love to swim.