June 23, 2024

Actresses just show off, not more successful than actors — Jumoke Odetola

Actress and producer, Jumoke Odetola, tells Tofarati Ige about her current projects and other issues

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In the movie industry, women seem to be more successful. Why do you think that is so?

It is not actually what people think it is. On a lighter note though, it is indeed women that run the world. A man could put on an outfit that costs over N1m yet look simple

. But, a woman could spend N100,000 on an outfit and look so glamorous. That men don’t post certain things online does not mean they are not doing well. I know a lot of men in the industry that are doing very well but they are not putting it out there. 

When I got to know the worth of some of my male colleagues, I was quite shocked. But women tend to be louder. We talk more about things and love to show off.

What are some of the changes you would like to see in the Yoruba movie industry?

I would want to see a wider acceptance of Yoruba movies. I think people who make Yoruba movies should even be celebrated more because they are projecting our language and culture. I would also want to see a situation where our works get global recognition. Our movies are a way for people to know more about Yoruba tradition and culture.