Ronke Oshodi Oke needs no introduction if you are an avid Yoruba films fan.The actress burst onto the scene with the film Oshodi Oke in 1999 and hasn't looked back since.The funny and very eclectic actress while talking to Vanguard newspaper,revealed
details about her family life,her career and how her first marriage crashed.Ronke Oshodi Oke also talked about her famous assets,her boobs.Enjoy excerpts from the interview.
- How did you come about acting?
our upkeep and as the first child of the family, I wanted to support her. I moved into selling of clothes and other petty businesses at Tincan Island . But before that, I had loved entertainment, simply by watching home videos. Music and films were part of me. I had a cousin who I used to accompany to Fadeyi to see a friend of his. Then actors had their caucus known as ‘Star Parade’ there and each time we went visiting, I felt like becoming part of them. In 1997, I walked up to Mufutau Oladokun (Baba Alaran) who later became my boss and that was how I found my way into the world of acting.
- Some people refer to you as an illiterate because you never attended a university, your comment?
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I have a good background and valued education. But going to the university was something I had to sacrifice when things became rough for my family. I have the plan of going back to school but as the breadwinner of my family, a career woman, mother and a wife, it has not been easy. But when the time comes, I will, even if it means going abroad to avoid distraction.
- You have big boobs, have they caused you any embarrassment?
- Is your boobs your selling point?
Yes, it is my selling point and apart from that it is one part of my body I cherish most.
- Are you happily married?
- Why are you not living with your spouse?
I prefer how we live apart. At the early stage of our courtship, it was a bone of contention but later he knew what I wanted and I appreciate him for that. If I really want to be successful in my marriage and career, this is how best we feel we can go about it.
- It was also gathered that you once broke up with your spouse?
I met my husband in 1999 after Ronke Oshodi Oke came out. We became lovers in 2000 but we could not move to the next level because of certain differences. Most Nigerian guys would think twice before marrying an actress. We dated for four years and went our separate ways. In-between those four years I met another guy whom I had my first child for. A year after I had my first issue, my then lover, who is now my husband came back and we began our affair in secret, though he proposed to me three times during the time.
- Why the secret affair?
I did not want to have kids for different men. But because we were best of friends, he was always there for me and we were in love, we settled our differences and came back together.
- Why did you leave the father of your first child?
He wanted me to come stay in Canada with him and I can not live outside Nigeria for any reason, I can only go visiting . Moreover, living in Canada will affect my career. I could not get happiness from the union but I waited five years before going into another marriage officially.
- Can we say it is one of the reasons you are reluctant to live with your husband?
Not at all. It only shows we understand ourselves very well. My husband is my friend.
- How have you been coping as mother, career woman and a wife?
It has not been easy but as an African woman I have been managing well.