By Damilola Fatunmise
For more than two decades, Ayo Adesanya has been active in both the English and Yoruba sectors of the movie industry. She has featured in movies like Most Wanted, Arinzo, Iseju Kan, Iwa Lesin, and The Knot to mention a few. The radiant and ever gorgeous University of Ibadan Mass Communication graduate spoke with Entertainer on her recent moves. Enjoy:
We are almost completing the first half of the year, how has it been?
It has been so wonderful. I must tell you, it has been beautiful. In fact, I can tell this year is going to be great. It has been work as usual, but good ones and better offers.
Any new thing we should expect from you?
Yes sure! I’m coming up with my own production. It’s going to be a fantastic one. I have been in some new TV series as well as some musical videos, and hopefully more are coming. As you know, I haven’t featured on a music video before, but I had that privilege this year, so it’s something I’m excited about. I have done like two now.
Are you gradually taking a dive into music?
(Laughs) I can’t say but expect the unexpected. Anything can happen, no one can tell. I might decide to give it a trial.
Obviously, this year holds better things for you
Without being told, I know this year would be far better than last year. It’s going to be awesome. I know it would surely get better before the end of the year.
Yoruba actresses seem confined within the indigenous movie circles, do you agree with that?
I do both English and Yoruba movies. I think, in my case, it’s almost the same. This year, I have done majorly English movies. I don’t think I’m confined to only indigenous movies.
You are one of the most beautiful and sought after actresses, what’s your beauty routine?
I don’t do much. I just clean my face and rub whatever I want to rub. But majorly, I take very good care of my face, especially my eyes. I do water, I do lemon and I visit the spa a lot. I don’t take those things serious but I believe that I’m blessed.
What do you do in your spare time?
I read a lot and I also watch news on TV. Whenever I’m not shooting, I try as much as possible to relax at home with family.
Talking about family, are there chances you’ll go back to your ex-husband?
(Screams) No. Never! You people have started looking for trouble again. Well, that’s all I can say. Never!
Even for the sake of your son that looks so much like his father?
Please, my son looks like me. He is my replica. So, stop saying otherwise.
When do you intend giving marriage another shot?
I don’t know. Anything can happen. But why not, indeed marriage is a beautiful thing.
What lessons did you learn from your previous marriage?
I have learnt a lot with the experience. I learnt to take things easy. Most of the things I learnt will be applied in any new relationship that I’m going into. I will also make sure I check out some qualities in that man before I go into relationship with him.
What makes you happy?
Peace! I love peace! I love when everything and everyone is at peace, it gives me extra joy. My family at peace, my friends at peace, I’m at peace, then I’m as happy as a bird.
Are you saying you lacked peace in your former marriage?
I didn’t say that oh! But I like peace a lot. When there’s no peace but troubles around me, I run.