The story of Temitope Osoba, Nollywood Yoruba Actress

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The story of Temitope Osoba, Nollywood Yoruba Actress

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).

Tope Osoba, Nollywood Yoruba Actress

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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

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.


11 Comments

keep on acting the way u act and one day I assure u will b more a great star dan u thought.

January 15, 2015 at 4:11 am

I like and love the way you act on movies,is it truly you don’t like osupa saheed’s music? If so try to like is music.

    ABIDOGUN DEBORAH

    February 11, 2015 at 6:11 am

    you are a darling, kip doing ya things like that………. u are the best of all.

Olowomojuore Damilola

May 16, 2015 at 5:41 am

Wow!!!,i really love your acting no matter how..the movie i watched and begin to like you is#ATUNROTA.I love your part’BEYONCE’,Funny you ma’m.kip rolling in your styles.

bello eniola olamide

June 29, 2015 at 12:27 am

You are my best actress and you act decent I love that

Mizz ghold

August 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

I really love the way u act,i pray u b d best role model.

Eazycoded

October 16, 2015 at 2:20 am

i jst love everytn abt u,u r perfect,jst cont wit ur easy lifestyle,jst pls reduce d way u flaunt ur body,c ya….

AKINTAYO JOKE OLUSOLA

November 3, 2015 at 4:59 am

Kip moving sweety, i every role you play… bigger you i pray

Edward

January 17, 2016 at 8:11 am

Baby I realy like and love u, I wish to marry you for my uncle.

dupsy

March 5, 2016 at 9:42 am

love everything abt u, ur voice, smile and shape. d sk6

Olumide thomas

April 30, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Temitope mult talented baby u r going higher ijn u r 2 much. I love u naturally

Williams Omobolanle

August 4, 2016 at 4:08 am

I really love the way you act. Just keep the flag flying. It is well

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