By Damilola Fatunmise

Caramel skinned Actress Mimisola Daniels is a very good script writer, actor and brilliant producer. She has featured in almost 100 home videos in both English and Yoruba sectors of Nollywood, and produced Yoruba movies like Ranti mi, Ola, Surface, Abiamo and more. Having produced over 10 fantastic movies, she has earned herself a lot of respect for good films. Mimi who is also an entrepreneur, recently relocated from Ibadan to Lagos. She talks about this and more in this interview. Enjoy.

Take us back to your growing up days?

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon but I was fortunate to be born into a family that provided all we wanted. We never lacked anything while growing up. 

So, how did the childhood experience impact your present lifestyle

It might have instilled a sense of security and comfort, which influences my choices and opportunities. However, it’s important to remember that my present lifestyle is also shaped by my own actions, aspirations, and the values I hold dear. So, while my upbringing may have played a role, it was ultimately up to me to create the life I want and make a positive impact on those around me.

You have shown your versatility in your acting and productions. How are you able to be this professional?

Being professional in acting and production takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and passion. I always strive to improve my skills and learn from others in the industry. It’s also important to stay focused and committed to delivering the best performance possible. And of course, having a supportive team and a positive mindset help too.

Who is your boss in the indust

I don’t have a direct boss that trained me. I only did normal industry indirect bosses things and no need.

Who are those you look up to in this entertainment industry?

I think I have different people I look up to for different reasons.

How many movies have you produced in total?

I have produced 10 movies i think if I am not mistaken sha. 

What inspires your storylines?

When it comes to creating storylines, I draw inspiration from a variety of sources. Sometimes, it’s from books, movies, or even real-life experiences. I love exploring different themes, emotions, and characters to create engaging and relatable stories. It’s all about finding that spark of inspiration and letting my imagination run wild. 

Why did you relocate from Ibadan to Lagos recently?

I have lived almost all my life in Ibadan, but it has been awhile I wanted to relocate. I am glad I took the step. I am enjoying every experience Lagos is dishing out to me honestly. 

In all the movies you have produced, which one is dearest to your heart? 11 This is a difficult question but I think Surface and Abiamo are kinda my dearest! Maybe because the storyline is different but all my movies are timeless. 

I guess you always love to celebrate your birthday abroad. Are there any goodies over there that we need to know?

Hahaha! Not really, maybe because I’m looking for Ademi (husband). LOL. It was just my last two birthdays and I wanted to have it with my family – that’s just it and nothing more. 

Your movie Abiamo is such an emotional movie, is it a true life story?

Not really, I had an acquaintance who wasn’t proud of her family. And because of this, she lived like a rich man’s daughter. Her story inspired that part of the  movie. 

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 What should we look forward to from your production company?

I have about four stories I’m looking into shooting.

Keep your fingers crossed. I don’t like to rush things because I love to select my cast well, get locations that won’t stress my crew and never manage resources too. So, soon I will be working on them.

What does style mean for Mimisola?

To me, style is all about self-expression and individuality. It’s about embracing your own unique taste and personality through the way you dress, present yourself, and even how you carry yourself. It’s about feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin, and letting your inner creativity shine through.

What is your take on all these big screen movies, do you think they really worth it after all?

To be honest, the ones I take my time to watch are worth it. I hear most are not but what can we do, we just have to keep supporting our own.

How low or dramatic can you go with an online troll?

Try as much as possible to avoid it, but then I don’t let it get to me. Trolls often aim to provoke a reaction and I won’t let their negativity affect my own confidence or self worth.

As a well known celebrity, what has stardom stolen from you?

Well known? Lol. I feel it can sometimes take a sense of privacy and personal time. Aside from that, it’s a good feeling I can tell.  

Can you settle down with a fellow actor?

Yes, I can, I totally understand the ups and downs of the industry can be challenging because we have to deal with online trolls and loss of privacy but ultimately, it’s about finding a partner who shares my values and goals, who understands and supports my artistic journey. I’m settling with whosoever I find love and peace with and that’s what matters.

Can anything stop you from acting ?

Nothing can stop me from acting, It’s my true passion and I love every moment of it. Even though there may be challenges and obstacles along the way, I believe in the power of perseverance and determination.

As long as I have the opportunity to express myself through acting, I’ll continue to pursue it with all my heart. But then never say never winks.

Have you had a sad moment you can never forget?

I have had none!! Dwelling on sad moments can sometimes weigh us down. Instead, I focus on the positive and happy memories that bring me joy. 

Looking at the entertainment industry then and now, would you say you are proud of the journey so far?

 I am incredibly proud of my journey so far in the entertainment industry. It has been a thrilling ride filled with ups and downs, but I wouldn›t trade it for anything. 

The opportunity to bring joy and entertainment to people’s lives is truly fulfilling. Despite the challenges and sacrifices, the love for producing keeps me going.

Can you take your ex back?

Taking an ex back is a personal decision that depends on the circumstances and feelings involved but I have never had any ex I really want back.