One of the talented and upcoming Yoruba actress Usman Sekinat had an exclusive interview with Daniel Update.
She gave an overview of what faced in the movie industry and what she need to change in the industry.
Read her interview below...
My name is Usman sekinat ovayioza...I hails from kogi state.... been in the industry for 2 years now...and I have produced 2 movies in a year tittled DANGEROUS WEDDING which is still in the post production stage while ERU(fraud) is now out on YouTube showing via yorubahood and on disc.
What are the challenges you faced in the industry?
There are many challenges in the industry that can't be heard by the audience or upcoming that has been hoping to also be an actor but I will say whatever you want to do be determined, focused and prayerfull you will surely get there.
I have featured in some movies tittled EMI ATI BABA MI,IKA,ASIFE OKUNRIN,ILE OPO,KAFFY OMO LEMOMU,IMORAN etc which are all on YouTube and I was nominated and given an award by the ambassador of ministry of foreign affairs Indonesia last month.
Have you ever dreamt of being in the movie industry.
Sure since I was 10 at first I started with writing of stories though non of them was published but when I finished my S.S.C.E I started a skit with Blacksoil entertainment and they are on YouTube before I met my current boss who is a respected Producer (EMI ATI BABA MI) and Director.
Have you ever thought of being here In the industry?
Sure... though I have been dreaming of it but I give thanks to Almighty God for making it possible.
What is your best memory in the movie industry and your challenging memory in the industry.
How do you cope with harassment in the industry?
Harassment in the industry has to be handle with intelligence because I could never forget the day an actor sent me out of his location because I refused to date him ...he is a star but can't mention his name...that day I have to go and call some people to beg him and he changed the topic for them lying to me to my face but I wasn't in the position to say anything...I begged God that night to favour me and I thank God today, I am now an unshakable actor/Producer.
What do you wish to correct in the movie industry
I wish to correct so many things in which am working on.
Can you list some for your loved actor and producer in the industry?
Director aspect are WASIU ADEYANJU, SEGUN OGUNGBE and others. Actor's are IBRAHIM CHATTA, FUNKE AKINDELE, ODUNLADE ADEKOLA,TOYIN ABRAHAM, DAMOLA Olatunji, OLUWABUKOLA ARUGBA,YINKA QUADRY, YEWANDE Adekoya, MADAM SAJe and other lovely ones.
What are your advice for the upcoming ones
My advice for them is that they should not rely on anyone but Almighty God and they they should be prayerfull, focused and determined.