NAME: Keji Olubumi Yusuf
ADDRESS: Plam-Grove, Lagos State.
DATE OF BIRTH: 29the September, 1957.
MARITAL STATUS: Married with children.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Ijebu Ode LGA, Ogun State.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Yoruba, Pigeon English , English and French.
St Mary Covent Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State
Benovolent High School, Surulere, Lagos State
Gladice School of Catering, Surulere (Diploma holder)
School of French, Paris, France (Diploma holder)
Tell us a little about your childhood, growing up, parents, brothers and sisters?
I was born into a great home and it was very interesting. Growing was also splendid, as I remain the last of the two of us from my mother. My Father is a polygamist and besides, the age interval between my sister and I is 21 years.
Parents: Mr. Sanuolu Ajketunmobi and Mrs Agbeke Ilori Adeeko
Sister: Mrs Gladice Fehintola Osilaja
What was the first paying job ever that you had?
I was a sales Rep. attendant at Chanrai Stores beside Leventis in Marina.
How much were you paid per month and what were the responsibilities?
It was ‘peanut’ and my responsibilities were to sell as well as record every transaction made.
What other jobs did you do outside Acting?
What made you go into the Acting career and when did you start Acting?
I love acting and started in 1995.
Who were your Idols/Models (Actors) in those days?
Late Pa Hubert Ogunde of Blessed Memory
What was your first role in Theatre, TV or Movies?
I played the part of a mother in a TV Series in NTA 2 Channel 5 with the title “The Child”
What was your major break-through role and in what film, series or play?
The role I played in the TV Series (soap) “The Child”.
What were the constraints you had to face and overcome as an up-and-coming Actor (young actor)?
First, my husband declined but got to understand my interest and with time he showed support. The other was the industry. Being new cost me a lot, you should know what I mean (humiliation, disappointments, etc.). But for God, I was able to make it.
How many films have you been involved with as an Actor to date?
Too numerous to mention all.
Ebu – Ika Ay ba mi Kadarami Okokoriko Iroyin Eko Arewa Okunrin to mention a few.
As a DYNAMIC, OUTSTANDING, 'A'-List Actor, how have you managed to adapt to the different range of roles you have played in your career?
With the aid of my Directors, I surpass most of these scripts plus my constant practice of various professions, to study their ethics, this help in taking any part given in any movie.
What is the most awkward or strangest role you have had to take/play in your career and why?
What film have you been most proud to be involved with so far, and why?
To be honest, all of them.
As an 'A'-List Actor yourself, what other 'A'-List Actors or Actresses have worked or collaborated with?
Practically all the leading actors in the land.
Did you at anytime want to quit your Acting career for something else or for a reason, and why (if any)?
What is the motivation for you or what keeps you interested in this career every morning you wake up?
Whenever I wake up, the thought that I have an in-built talent which I believe if given the opportunity, will translate such into action, which will have positive influence in the lives of our viewers is just enough.
How important are our Nigerian roots, morals, values, knowledge and sense of wisdom to you and your works?
I hold it at high esteem. Precisely I ensure it reflects in my stories, productions, lines (dialogues) etc.
As a Producer, Director and filmmaker also, how is this different for you from Acting and what is the additional drive for you?
The desire to affect more lives and make something for myself.
What projects are you working on at the moment and with whom?
My own movie titled “Ayo Ba mi”. If there is any interested marketer out there with a distribution network world-wide, this will be an idea time to cash in.
Where do you see yourself in this career in the next five years?
I see myself more established as an international movie star
Where do you see the Nigerian movies industry in the next couple of years?
In an advance and laudable height, and that is if the government comes in to support.
When you are not working (Acting, producing, directing or making a film), what do you do or how do you pass the time?
I spend time with my family and play with my children. Also I watch my own movies to correct my mistakes and see if there is room for improvement. I equally enjoy reading and listening to music
What kind of music do you listen to and who is your favourite musician?
Blues, that is R & B. Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie will do any day.
Is there an International Actor (American, British, Australian, African, etc.) you will want to work with if the opportunity presented itself?
Whoopi Goldberg. I find here a dynamic actress with unlimited ability.
What other messages do you have for your international fans in America, United kingdom, Europe, Africa and its Diaspora?
I really appreciate you, your support, love and I like to say I really love you too. Please do encourage me the more because to me after God, you are next. I love you all.
For any reason at all, how would you personally want your fans to remember you?
I like to be remembered as a simple, easy going actress, with a sense of consideration for people, regardless of tribe, race, religion or location.
Barring any work or previous appointments, if we invited you to America, UK or anywhere else to meet your fans, will you be available to meet them?
Sure and God willing, I will make it.
Thank you. I enjoyed the interview but I still ask what will you eat and drink? (Laugh, hug).
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