“I Always Wanted to be an Actress” Nollywood Starlet, Damilola Adegbite speaks on Leaving Tinsel, “Flower Girl” & More | Watch the InterviewPosted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 12:37 PM
By Damilare Aiki
On Valentine’s Day 2013, Michelle Bello‘s latest film Flower Girl which stars former Tinsel star Damilola Adegbite as well as Chris Attoh (Tinsel), Eku Edewor (53 Extra), Bikiya Graham Douglas and Chuks Chukwujekwu will hit cinemas across the country.
In an interview with VMZEntertainment in November 2012, Damilola Adegbite speaks on her humble beginnings, how she got the role as Telema Duke on Tinsel and her relationship status.
Here are some fun facts from the interview;
She always wanted to be an actress - Although she went to study Business Administration at Bowen, Iwo, Osun, Damilola tells us via the interview, She explains that ”I am one of those kids who used to dress up and spend hours in front of the mirror talking to myself making my own script off my head. So I always knew that I was going to be an actress and I don’t think anybody in family doubted that”
On her decision to leave Tinsel - Fans of the hit M-Net show loved her portrayal of Telema Duke, so why did she decided to leave, It was a ”personal” one, she tells us in the interview. She further said ”I needed to pay attention to some personal demons that I had to face, so leaving tinsel wasn’t something I thought I would do but sometimes in life, you just face a change and you have to embrace it”
Journey So Far After Tinsel - She calls the journey an “interesting” one, that she is learning everyday. Damilola also reveals that she has her eyes on other “angles of the industry”. Maybe she is talking about producing or directing her own movie.
On the Future - So what does the future look like for Damilola? You’ll think it is to appear in more feature films but it is far from that. She explains in the interview that she recently opened her store Damiville. I sell accessories, make-up and aromatherapy. So (For the Future), I hope to build an empire in that aspect of my life. She tells us.
Is She Single or Married? – When her asked about her relationship status, Damilola played coy. She raised her hands up signifying that she’s single. “It’s either single or married right, it’s single “ she says but in Genevieve Magazine’s Wedding Issue, the starlet gushed about the love of her life saying “From when I laid my eyes on him at an event, I knew we would date”
Watch the interview