... Talking of one of the scandal free actress in Nigeria film industry one partiste will surely come to mind, Aisha Abimbola Musa Ibrahim popularly called “Omoge Campus” after a character she played. She is one of the few actress who have carved a niche for themselves in the Nigeria movie industry
Aishat Abimbola Musa Ibrahim, a third girl born immediately after her twin brother, the one Yoruba call “Etaoko”, is a Thoroughbred Lagosian. Born in Epe, Lagos State, the beautiful mother of two who shot into limelight via her scintillating performance in a film entitled “Omoge Campus” began her career in Nollywood in 2001. Married to Mr. Musa Ibrahim, she read Hotel Management from Lagos State Polytechnic, a certificate which she has never used to work because of her engagements in the movie industry. Aishat commands respect from both colleagues and viewers with her mastery of the craft. Omoge Campus in this exclusive interview with AJIBADE ALABI during a film location in Iba, Lagos, spoke on the other side of her career in Nollywood, her journey into world of make-believe, what gives her an edge in the industry and what she would love to turn around in Nollywood.
What are those bold steps you have taken in the movie industry?
In the industry, the bold step I would say I have taken was remaining decent despite the challenges of wanting to do otherwise; It was a very bold step for me because challenges would come and men would come, you would go on dates, people who you had never even imagined you would meet in your life would come for you, but taking a bold step like I am not going to fall for this temptation in this kind of industry and this permissive world of ours. I tried (Laughs)
Does that means as an up-coming actress then, you were not sexually harassed?
I have never been sexually harassed. See this sexual harassment of a thing is everywhere. But it all depends on how you carry yourself. Those actresses who always claim of being sexually harassed are not talented. If you know your onions no producer or director can harass you, but because some of these actresses are not talented, they hide under the guise of been sexually harassed. For me, I have never been harassed. Let us examine this thing call sexual harassment very well. It is not possible for any producer or director to just start harassing any actress. He must have studied the lady and reasised that whe was not talented. If you are talented and good in your profession, there is no way you can be harassed
But what would you have done, if you were sexually harassed?
That was what I was saying, before I became an actress, I knew what I wanted, and I knew I had the talent to excel, so I did not go to the industry to embarrass myself. There is no way I would have been sexually harassed, I know what I went to do in the industry
As an actress, what do you think is your best asset? I mean what gives you edge over your colleagues?
I am blessed with a good shape and I thank God for that, but that does not make my other colleagues to be inferior to me.
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