Come and familiarize yourself with the story of Temitope Osoba, a fast-rising Nollywood Yoruba Actress – who is also a Business Education graduate from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State. This story is filed under ‘Nollywood-Yoruba Actors‘ category on NollywoodSocial.Net, and can be considered a mini-biography of the actress.
In a recent interview published on The Herald Nigeria, the beautiful Yoruba actress spoke with Adunola Oladapo, on her background, her career, and other juicy information about her journey in Nollywood.
Q: How did Temitope Osoba delve into acting?
Tope: Acting was not something I intended to do, I was initially a dancer. I used to dance hip-hop and cultural dance, way back then in school, even before school. I was doing dance professionally. Acting was never in my mind, it was just by luck, because I had to feature in a Yoruba dance movie.
Q: Which Yoruba dance movie did Temitope Osoba first featured in?
Tope: That was Ijoya. It was produced by Laide Bakare, in 2005. It was purely dance movie. Although I acted in it, it was the first time I would do something like that. But dance was the major thing there.
Q: After Temitope Osoba‘s first feature film, what happened next?
Tope: Well, I used to dance for Weird MC. I had to go back to school, so then I couldn’t keep up with the rehearsals and other things that were involved. I did a couple of music videos for the likes of Olu Maintain, Adewale Ayuba (Ijo Fuji), Pasuma (High Level).
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Q: What fascinated Temitope Osoba about acting?
Tope: Generally, I like entertainment, be it singing, dancing or acting. When the director saw me, he asked me if I could do a thing for him and I said yes. He played a CD of Weird MC for me and I did the choreography, and he liked it. He gave me a script that I should read, that I will be acting a role. That was how I got the role; from then, I have been acting.
Q: What year did Temitope Osoba started dancing?
Tope: Basically, I started dancing in 2004, after the music video of Ijoya. Later, I was laid back a bit. It was not that I was discouraged; you know the society one lives in, one has to be careful, especially when you dance for Fuji artistes. I decided to stay with acting.
Q: For how long has Temitope Osoba been acting?
Tope: That was in 2005. My first movie was Ijoya. after that, I did a couple of movies like: Abimbola, Anu Oju Mi by Ayo Adesanya. It was my second major movie. In 2009, I did Ogun Mi (My Sweat). It was produced by Dayo Amusa; it was the movie that projected my acting career.
Q: Why did Temitope Osoba dump dancing for acting?
Tope: I enjoyed dancing a lot, no doubt, but because of the perception that the society has about professional dancers— they see them as wayward, loose and even prostitutes— I had to quit. However, I was beginning to enjoy acting a great deal then.
Q: What role brought Temitope Osoba into limelight?
Tope: That was in the late Bisi Komolafe’s movie, where I acted as a stripper, but we didn’t strip anyway in the movie.
Q: How many movies have you featured in so far?
Tope: Let me say over 20 movies, and still counting. In some of the movies, I played major roles, in some, second lead roles and there are couple of others that are not out yet.
Q: Do you restrict yourself only to Yoruba movies?
Tope: No, I also act in English soap operas. I have featured in Shadows and a couple of other movies.
Q: What part of Temitope Osoba‘s body does the actress admire the most?
Tope: I would say my boobs, but I admire the whole of my body, because I have a nice shape and I love it. A lot of people like my shape.
Q: Has Temitope Osoba boobs given her any lead role before, and does she consider it her selling point?
Tope: Well, I don’t reveal a lot of my body, but I do reveal a little cleavage. So, put together, I will say my boobs and my body fetch me the jobs. People tell me I have very lovely skin, shape and lips. I guess they get the roles coming for me. I can’t show more than my cleavage.
Temitope Osoba, an actress and a professional dancer
Q: Is Temitope Osoba related to the former Ogun State governor, Segun Osoba?
Tope: Yes, we are related in a way, because he is related to my paternal grandfather, although we have not met one on one.
Q: If not an actress, what else would Temitope Osoba be doing professionally?
Tope: I would be into business, probably run a salon.
Q: Has Temitope Osoba‘s heart ever been broken before?
Tope: Yes it has being broken, that is why I have this tattoo, with a broken heart and a knife piercing through it. It was really painful, I cried, because I really liked him and he got married a few months after we broke up, it was really painful.
Q: In the next five years, where do Temitope Osoba see herself?
Tope: I see myself at the top, being one of the best actresses, one of the best producers and one of the best role models.
This story is filed under ‘Nollywood-Yoruba Actors‘ category on NollywoodSocial.Net, and can be considered a mini-biography of the actress.