Interviews | 30 June 2011 07:40 CET




Twenty-five year old Ghanaian born Lebanese actress, Juliet Safo a.k.a Juliet Ibrahim was born to a Lebanese father;Mr. Hussein Ibrahim and a half Liberian and Ghanaian mother;Mrs.Sarah Elizabeth Ibrahim. The very intelligent and multilingual actress who speaks French, Spanish and English spoke on how she met her husband and how he influenced her career in a recent interview.

Excerpts from the interview;

So how do you juggle being a wife, a mother, actress and a musician considering how tasking it is?

Hmmmm by the grace of God I'm doing a pretty good job! Also with the help of my lovely mother and family I have little worries and stress.

You are one Ghana's beautiful actresses and your looks and fair skin makes one wonder if you are of mixed parentage?

Yes I am, my father is a Lebanese, I am of a mixed race.

So how does an extremely beautiful woman like you ward off advances from men?

I think my wedding ring helps me do the talking(laughs).I haven't come across stubborn stalkers yet, had stalker years back and I had to involve the police till he stopped.

How is marriage and motherhood treating you?

I am doing wonderfully well, all thanks to God. It's been great so far.

What makes Juliet Ibrahim stand out from other actresses?

Who I am makes me stand out.

My appearance amongst other actresses stands out, I don't have to blow my own horn, but Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez have nothing on me.

What is your relationship with other actresses in Ghana and Nigeria?

I talk to everyone who talks to me, I'm a very friendly person and so down to earth so I click with everybody I meet.

Who are your friends in Nollywood?

I don't really have because when I come for work I always work and leave. But I'm cool with a few people that I chat with on my blackberry messenger every now and then and that have helped me through my career, directors, producers and some colleagues.

Apart from acting, and the latest addition music, what else do you do?

I run a beauty parlour called Envoque, and a boutique called House of Glamour.

What does your husband do?

He is a pilot and a business man.

How did you meet?

We met some years ago on a plane, exchanged numbers and started talking but he was living in the USA then, so it was a long distance relationship and we became more serious and he moved back to Ghana 2 years back.

We realized that we were in love and got married last year.

It's always said that Ghanaian babes have bigger bums than Nigerian babes, what do you think explains this?

(Laughs) I don't know about that because I don't look at ladies bums (laughs).But in Ghana most Ashanti's have big backsides. I'm Lebanese but was born in Ghana. I got my backside from my mother's family that's the Liberian side.

What's your view on the influx of near porn movies in Ghana?

(Laughs) those kind of movies are not movies from well known producers they are done by some new and money conscious producers, that's why they are not tastefully done.

If you watch quality productions movies you won't notice anything bad than what is been done in some foreign movies. Taste is what some people lack when shooting these movies.

What movie are you working on at the moment?

I'm working with Silver line productions in a movie co-starring Frank Artus, Adjetey Anang, Nadia Buari, David Dontoh and Ekow Smith.

Do you nurse the dream of featuring in a Hollywood movie?

Every actor dreams of starring in a Hollywood movie so if I get the chance why not.

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