DIRECTORS HAVE RIGHT TO ASK ME FOR SEX –ACTRESS OLAYINKA HANNAH
DELECTABLE Hannah Adejoke Olayinka is a rising Nollywood actress. Tall and beautiful, the Business Administration graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been in the acting profession for six years, being after she bagged her Higher National Diploma.
Within her short stay in the movie industry, she has starred in quite a number of home movies, including two 2014 flicks, Omolewa to Potch and Alaye Oko, playing the lead role in the two movies.
For her role in Omolewa to Potch, Olayinka, who starred alongside leading Yoruba acts like Segun Ogungbe and Biodun Okeowo, was nominated for the Best Actress in Yoruba Movies during the City People Awards in same year the movie hit the screen.
Recently, The Nation had an encounter with the pretty actress, at a function in the Lagos Island, and she shared her story in the make-belief world.
“I have passion for acting. Right from my childhood I have loved acting, actors and actresses. As far as when I was in JSS 3 at the Isolo High School, Lagos, I had told my mother, during my holidays in Abeokuta that I wanted to be an actress. Curiously, my mother agreed and said she would take me to Bolaji Amusan a.ka. Mr. Latin,” Olayinka said.
She continued, “When my mother made the promise to take me to Mr. Latin, I was elated; it was as if my mother had promised to take me to heaven to meet God himself. Eventually, my mum kept her promise and took me to Mr. Latin at his office then in the Ake area of Abeokuta. The building where Mr. Latin had his office then was the house where they said Iwe Irohin was located. When we met Mr. Latin, he rejected me flatly. He told my mother that I should go back and complete my education. I was thoroughly disappointed and I cried and told my mother to take me somewhere else but she also counseled that I should heed Amusan’s advice.
“Though not happy but I returned to school, finished my secondary education and later gained admission to study Business Administration at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, and graduated in 2010.
“Later, I encountered Tosin Fagbemi, known as Oscar Tosin in the movie industry; he is now a movie director but then he was under Waheed Ijaduade, also known as Dimeji. It was this Oscar that introduced me to the group and I became his first trainee under the group he later founded alongside other Abeokuta-based artistes. The group was known as Al Salam.
“Since then, I have been into full time acting. I have appeared in several movies, among them Eran Ileya; Awon by Fala; Folakemi Packaging, starring Odunlade Adekola, Lola Idije, etc; Alaya Oko, starring Femi Adebayo and others; Gbolahan; Omo Aiye Ni Wa, starring Kelvin Ikeduba, Abeni Agbon, Lalude, Damola Olatunji and other big acts.”
Olayinka’s dream in the movie industry is to become a role model to young Nigerians by showcasing the best of the African values and avoiding scandals. She believes that the movie industry in Nigeria is indeed moving forward and will continue to move forward, but that “the industry requires improved participation by the government and the private sector in terms of funding and provision of infrastructure.”
Asked if she had been asked to submit her body to get a role, the fast-rising act answered, “No. I have heard about it, but I am yet to be asked for such and I don’t really think it is the way it goes in the industry. If you have the talent, producers and directors will be very willing to work with you. Of course, it is a natural thing for a man to ask a beautiful lady out but I am not sure that would be negotiated with a role in a movie. Any producer who selects his cast based on sexual relationships is bound to damage his own work.”
But what if you are asked? “Let them ask first. Men, be it directors, producers, actors or any man on the street, have the right to toast me. I am single and beautiful and it is the job of men to ask me out but when they ask, the answer I give would become my choice,” she replied with a smile.
from The Nations