Ace actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, took a break from the movie scene and upon her arrival bagged an award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards as Best Actress in Drama/TV Series. She shares her excitement as she speaks about the movie industry and other issues with ADEMOLA OLONILUA
How do you feel about winning an award at the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards?
I can’t capture the way I feel about winning the AMVCA award in one word. I feel like I have stayed away for so long and the project that I took was worth coming back for. It was a labour of love and it was really hard to do that project. Right now, it just feels great that I did the right thing and hopefully, I would find projects that would challenge me and would even be better than that.
I was focusing on some other things which were based on building. I felt that it was the right time for the stakeholders in the industry to begin to invest in the industry aside from producing movies. My first love was not producing movies. I like real estate and I studied Estate Management. I actually do real estate as a business and I thought about how I could merge real estate and entertainment. That is what I wanted to do. I wanted to do real estate in entertainment and that is what I fell back into. I just want to get properties and begin to think of the process of building cinemas, film studios or film villages.