Star Actress And Mom, Ayo Adesanya Reflects On Life At 50, Failed Marriage & Regrets

Over the weekend, Nigerian film actress, director and producer, Ayo Adesanya turned 50 in style and had an interesting interview with Kemi Ashefon.

During the chat, the fab mom-of-one reflected on her journey so far, her career, failed relationship with her long term partner and father of her son, Omogoriola Hassan, and regrets.

Read excerpts below:

Journey into acting

I am Ayo Adesanya. I am an actress. I started acting right from primary school. Then, the Nigerian Television Authority used to bring their cameras to our school and we would act Shakespeare plays. I also took part in drama competitions. I attended St. Ann’s, Ibadan, where I also acted. I read Communication Arts at the University of Ibadan. In 1996, after my national youth service, I worked in a company at Agege, Lagos and was living in Lekki.

After a year, I got to the office late and was suspended. I seized the opportunity and went to AIT for an audition. There, I met someone who said he was going for auditioning. From there, I was at Zeb Ejiro’s office, left and was at Opa Williams’ office, where I was auditioned for ‘Onome’. After a few takes in some films, I found myself in Tunji Bamishigbin’s soap, Palace.

I love acting! I don’t see me doing something else. I can diversify but I will always continue to act because it is my world. There are some things you cannot be in real life but you can act it out. I have acted for 19 years and I can tell you that some people treat actors like gods! It has been fun and I give God the glory.

Challenges

They are too numerous to mention. I have been on some locations where we were chased out when our time was up. With production, it could be crazy especially if the days have been pencilled down. There was a time my son was very ill and as the main actor, I was expected on set.

The location was in Ogun State and I had to leave my son with my mother. I cried but the job had to be done. As a producer, there are days you experience hell with some members of the casts and other production challenges. I still enjoy everything.

In a chat with PUNCH in May, Adesanya admitted she regretted not taking the warning signs seriously and her naive believe that she could change the man she was involved with. After trying to make her relationship work for 10 years, the single mum said she finally realised things would not end well and she quietly excused herself.

She further shared with KemiAshefon,

Marriage

I was never married to Goriola Hassan. We lived together and had a child. He is 12 years old now. Reconciliation? I don’t want to talk on that. I have moved on and I guess he has moved on too.

Actresses and failed marriages

It is not only actresses, other professionals experience failed marriages too. I just feel you shouldn’t marry people in the same field because it has a lot of challenges. When you are together, you do the same thing and then the home suffers for it.

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Regrets

None. I try not to go back on things in the past. That is what makes me unique. I do things my own way and I am in my world. I don’t call it regret, I have done things that I felt that I should have done the other way but at the end of the day, God makes me see that even if you had done it that way you could still come this way.

Fans

I think some fans just get it mixed up. Some see you on television and have a crush on you. They see you and they like something about you and they want it. Really, I don’t blame them and I have learnt to handle both the good and bad fans. No actor can do without fans, they make us and we appreciate them.

Inspiration

Everything inspires me— music, movies and nature. I watch Nigerian movies a lot and listen to lots of music. I learn from newspapers. Also, I get inspired by my fans too especially when I upload things on my Instagram page; what people say inspire me. As a Christian, the word of God also inspires me a lot.

Fashion

I am a bit on the big side and I wear what fits me. I know I have good legs and I show them off. I find my legs sexy and I wear things that show them off too. I only wear miniskirts and shorts when necessary.

Beauty routine?

I am lucky I have a good skin. I have used a couple of creams—some worked, some didn’t. My problem is my face because anytime I stay in the sun for too long, I break out! Unfortunately, I produce movies and could be in the sun working. Already, I am learning to deal with it.

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Philosophy

You cannot match humility and if you are humble, you learn a lot. I also put God first in everything and it has worked for me. I believe in patience—learn to wait for your time. It’s not easy doing the same thing for so long but God is keeping the best for you.

Relationship

I am in one now and having the best of my life.

Another shot at marriage

Why not? I am still young and will definitely get married someday. But I am still learning because there are many things I need to know.

 

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