Fast-rising actress, Omodolapo Obembe has revealed how her mum prevented her from acting while she was still school.
The Ilesa Osun State-born actress disclosed that while she was on the campus of the Osun State Polytechnic studying Computer Science, her mum blocked her access to attend stage play rehearsals and any activity that has to do with acting because she believed she couldn’t combine both at the same simultaneously.
In her words, “Acting is what I have passion for right from my childhood days and in the first year of my incursion into the world of movies; I went through hell because my mum didn’t allow me to combine studies with acting.
She was always saying one has to wait for the other and after the completion of my National Diploma, I decided to fully go into it and that is about four years ago.”
Speaking further, Dolapo, who has acted alongside some of the big names in the movie industry including Toyin Aimakhu, Ricardo Agbor, Wale Akorede aka Okunnu, Olaniyi Afonja aka Sayenri, Adeniyi Johnson, Toyin Afolayan, Yinka Quadri, Akin Lewis, Ayo Olaiya and Murphy Afolabi amongst others said, “After a while, I was able to convinced my mum to believe in my ability to combine studies and acting and it was really challenging and stressful.
I remember I had to go to rehearsal every weekend from Osun state to Lagos and I came back every Monday to continue schooling. But thank God it was all worth it.”
It will interest you to know that the damsel has starred in movies that include ‘Omo Eko’, ‘Oruka Aje’, ‘Saloko Alagbe’, ‘Afefe,’ ‘Iku Ile,’ ‘Farida’ and ‘Darasimi.’