Eniola Badmus talks going under the knife, career and more in new interview with Saturday beat.
She opened up on the level of rejection she suffered due to her weight when she first started out in the industry.
In her words;
“When I started, I was rejected a lot and people attributed it to my body size; they were wondering what I had to offer. But I was focused and steadfast with what I was doing because I have a very high spirit. I was focused and that’s why I am excelling. No matter what comes my way, I don’t even think about it. I only think about fresh ideas because when you begin to take things personally, you get distracted. I was trained to be a hero with a lion heart; I am brave at heart. A good man will not want to let me go because I am a very hard working woman and I believe in making money,” she said.
O going und“I have never thought of doing surgery to lose weight because I get involved in a lot of fitness activities like lawn tennis and the likes because I believe it is very important to stay fit.”
Citing herself as an example, she urged up and coming actors to stay focused and keep their eyes on the prize. “My advice to up and coming stars is that they should get education and stay focused,” she said.
The ace actress who recently premiered her movie, ‘Omo Odo’, told Saturday Beats that the movie was based on a true life story. ‘Omo Odo’ is a true life story that happened to someone I know, but we just decided to turn it into a movie. People still do movies in compact discs but that is the last thing to do because producers need to make their money first before pirates get hold of their projects. In recent times, we’ve not had Yoruba films at the cinema, I started from the English genre and delved into Yoruba movies. I produced ‘Ghetto bred’ which was in English and pidgin. I put Ghetto bred out there and shortly after, I released ‘Omo Odo’ because I don’t want my fans to feel left out and I still intend to enlarge my fan base. It’s just that some cinemas feel that Yoruba movies create language barriers but I say to myself if we watch Indian movies, then why can’t we promote our language? When people watch movies in their own language, they connect to the storyline easily,” she said.