Interviews | 14 April 2012 03:02 CET

‘I’m not ready to sleep with anybody for fame’

By Rachael Agunta/Sun
Hannah Ojo

Hannah Ojo

She is an upcoming actress who believes she has what it takes to become successful in her career. This she has proved through a few jobs she has done. Although she hadn't the confidence initially, her passion for acting has made her to excel. She is tall, elegant and beautiful to say the least. Hannah Ojo, who hails from Ekiti State, talks about her challenge and love for acting.

Are you ready to pay the price to become a star?

When you talk about paying price, I have been doing that since 2005. It is not easy as I said but it has to do with determination. I could have said okay I want to turn back after two years that nothing came out of it but I saw that there is something in me that really want to go ahead. I have paid the price in terms of money and I am still willing to pay more prices.

What do you mean by paying money?

Actually, in some productions, you would be asked to pay and register under them to be a member before they would start giving you jobs. There are so many productions like that, where you pay and at the end of the day, they would not do anything. They would give you scripts, you waste your time to study it, to go for rehearsals and at the end of day, they would not do it. It might take you two weeks to go for rehearsals consistently, but at the end, your money and energy would be wasted.

You said that you are ready to pay more prices, if you are to sleep with a producer or director, would you do that?

No, I won't do that. I have had stuffs like that but I turned back because I didn't want to get famous through that means.

Are you aware that if you don't do that you would remain where you are?

Yes, you may remain where you are but not forever. If you are very good, even if it is little jobs that you are doing, at a time, you would blow as long as producers or directors are satisfied with your jobs.

Since 2005 till date, how many movies have you acted?

I have done three movies and so many soap operas. I did My Story, Wrong Passion, Edge Of Paradise, Needle's Eye, Burning Spear, Private Sector, Clinic Matters and many others.

How do you intend to overcome all these challenges?

I really do not know but by the grace of God, I know that one day, the time would come and I would overcome it, and I think that the time is now.

What is your selling point?

It is my face, boobs and height.

What attracts men to you?

At first, men look at the outward thing before looking at the inside. The first thing that attracts them is my boobs and I think my eyes attract them too.

If you are to get a lead role and the price is to sleep with the producer, what would you do?

I will not do that because I feel that it should not be the way to climb the ladder of success. I did not do it when I started so, I will not do it now.

Can you act nude?

I can't act nude but I can kiss. It is not until you act nude that you would become a super star. Acting has to do with what you can do and what you cannot. You have to set a standard for yourself. I know some artistes who did not act nude before they got to where they are now. There are some other things one can do to become a super star.

What are your expectations?

My expectation is just to be well known. I want the producers to give me the opportunity to prove that I can do it. Acting is all about being given the opportunity to do something. If you are not given the opportunity, nobody would know what you can do. You don't find yourself rising in acting without the opportunity being given to you. It has to do with opportunity. My expectation is to be more recognized by producers and directors.

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