Abimbola Akisanya is one of the notable names making strong waves in entertainment industry. Abimbola is not only a great thespian, but a prolific movie producer. The amiable and multiple award winning actress has many home videos to her credit. Her new flicks ‘ Abe Ipinya and Iyawo Senator’ are making strong impact in the industry.
In this interview, Abimbola Akinsanya who have been in the entertainment industry over two decades told us about herself and what many don’t know about her. Except.
Kindly tell us about yourself:
My name is Abimbola Akisanya, I’m from Abeokuta in Ogun State. I was raised in a Christian home and proudly remain a Christian. I am also the last born of six children raised in a monogamous marriage.
How will you describes your personality?
Personality wise, I would describe myself to be a very friendly, joyful and playful lady, which I would say makes me approachable. I am also quite outgoing person, yet still appreciative of quiet moments with my son and close family.
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Age wise I am currently in my 40s.
Education wise, I studied at a Polytechnic based in Osun State from where I got the direct entry to Onabanjo University in Ago-Iwoye, I studied Microbiology.
I got married in 2014, which produced my beautiful son. Unfortunately, the marriage collapsed in 2015 leaving me as a single mother.
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Tell us about the movies you have produced
I produced my first movie 18 years ago and was titled “Agbara Ife”, thereafter, I produced another movie titled “Soko Sale”, followed by the “Eni Maku ire”, my recent movies “Iyawo Senator and ABE IPINYA are currently appearing on Apata tv on YouTube.
What particular food do you like?
I love yam a lot; and also tea. As a matter of fact, I drink tea with plenty of milk every day. My day is never complete until I have a cup of tea.
How did your acting career start?
I started about 25 years ago. I was still in school at the time. On this particular day, I ran into a popular actress, known as Iya Ibeji Omo Araye Le. I met her at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), and approached her and said I loved to act. She advised me to go to Odunfa and meet another popular actor, Araosan. But unfortunately, I went there about two times without meeting him. I later met Ogogo when I went there the third time.
In other words, Ogogo was your boss. He taught you the rudiments of the profession?
Yes. Ogogo was my boss. He was the one who taught me the job.
Was there any time you felt like quitting the industry?
There was nothing like that. Like I told you, I had both good and trying times. But it never got to a point where I felt like quitting. And don’t forget that I said I love this job with a passion.
So when did you have your first break?
That was about 25 years ago. It was a minor role, but for me at the time, it was such a big role that took me to cloud nine.
How much were you paid for that role?
I didn’t get anything. But it was worth more than a million dollars at that time.
How long did it take for the major roles to start coming?
It wasn’t long at all. I think it was about my second or third job that fetched me a major role.
How did your parents take it when they realised you were going to be an actress?
My mummy was against it at the beginning. She was like “you cannot do it. You don’t want to get married?” But I did my best to convince her that being an actress does not mean you won’t be married or that you won’t be responsible. But my dad wasn’t really bothered. He only gave me a condition that I must go to school.
Which of your movies do you love most?
It is difficult for me to say which one is the best. But I love movies like Agogo Eewo and Tambolo. The two movies have remained memorable to me.
What part of your body would you love to change?
I don’t think there is any part of my body that I don’t like.
Okay, what part do you like most?
I love my voice, eyeballs and others. But the part I love most are my lips.
Do you deliberately use the lips to attract men?
How do you mean? I don’t go out of my ways to use my lips to draw attention. However, most men would tell me that they love my lips. Some would even ask that a single kiss would be enough for them and all that.