Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, the skit maker and actress popularly known as Kiekie, says meeting Mayowa Adenekan, her manager, changed the game for her in the entertainment industry.
Speaking on her career on Wednesday, Kiekie, who has over two million followers on Instagram, advised youths and upcoming skit makers to imbibe the spirit of consistency and determination — adding that they are essential for success in any craft.
“Without consistency, I would not have risen to such heights in my content creation career,” she said.
“Now, I’m always filled with excitement every time I look back at when I started my journey as a content creator. I was not exactly a novice. I was a woman with many great ideas who was determined to create content at all cost.”
On her roles in movies, Kiekie said the experience in skit making allowed her to perfect her acting skills and validate herself.
“I have appeared in three Nollywood movies in the past three years. They include ‘Flatline’, produced in 2019, ‘Okoto Series’ in 2021, and ‘Mimi’ in 2021, where I played the character Kiekie,” she said.
“My recent project is ‘A Simple Lie’, scheduled to be in the cinemas on March 22nd, 2022.”
The content creator admitted that, though she had massive ideas, she couldn’t put them into manifestation until she met Adenekan.
“Growth is a beautiful thing. I can tell you that the progression of those movies from 2019 to 2022 and every piece of content that I have created is a succession of change,” she added.
“I had lots of great ideas, but I was limited due to poor marketing strategies until I met Mayowa Adenekan. Therefore, one of the greatest changes that happened to me was putting together a proactive management team.
“Meeting him was a game-changer for me. I became popular after every skit and movie.
“He is the brain behind most of my publicity campaigns and marketing concepts. He will drag you into the limelight with his marketing strategies.”