Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Ibrahim Chatta, Antar Laniyan, Jaye Kuti, Adebayo Salami, Kunle Da Silva and other notable stars actors were on set as Funmilola Amosun returns with a new movie.
Funmilola Amosun is a Yoruba movie actress, who joined the Nigerian film industry in 2003 and took a break in 2006.
To many of her colleagues then, her action was considered being irrational having dumped acting for her boyfriend she wasn’t sure of having a future with.
In her words, she said, “I left the podium when the ovation was very loud. Abruptly, my boyfriend then, now my husband pleadingly begged me to quit acting and concentrate on our love. Very painful then, and today, I have got a wonderful home with this great man I love and appreciate so much.
The Confidant, her new movie is an initiative of Fumerries film productions that has others like, John Olakunle Dasilva, Bimbo Oshin, Fausat Balogun, Ronke Ojo, Adebayo Salami, Fabian Fadugba, Olamilekan Oseni, Tosin Williams, Ricardo Agbor and others.
Amosun said, “I am set to storm the entertainment scene with a new movie that is star studded. Having left as an upcoming Actor, now I am returning as a producer.
Going down the memory lane, she said, “Initially, I never consider acting as a way of life for me, because I knew quite well that my parents would never allowed me.
“My younger sister was a student of one computer school, there was a day I went to see her and after the lesson she told me she wanted to attend a rehearsal. I was wondering what rehearsal and out of curiosity I had to stay and watch. Seeing the way the whole thing went, I got fascinated with what they were doing and I decided going to location just to be around them.
“I am from a Christian home, my dad is a Prophet while Mum is a Prophetess, these two wonderful people in my life were too strict and I knew too well they would never support any act that would project me in a way that does not suit their belief. So until I left home for tertiary institution, I couldn’t even put on trousers. That shows how strict my parents were. So, I couldn’t face them about my acting dream.
“Meanwhile, the popular Chief Kanran of Nollywood movie is a good friend of my dad, being members of a white garment church, they are close friends, he convinced my dad to allow me become an actress, but with a strict warning from dad to be of good conduct.
“When I was about enjoying my new found love, having taken part in the following movies; Eni moja, Omidan meje, Ogo Olorun, I was really enjoying it and settling down to acting life and abruptly my boyfriend, now my husband asked me if I could give it up for his sake. He knew I loved it, but the love I have for him was more than my passion for acting and I had to concede to his plea.
I gave up acting and he took my sim card and broke it, He said that would severe my link with my friends in the industry. I asked him to allow me go to rehearsal for the last time to tell my friends goodbye.
“I did and they were not happy at all, some even hurled abusive words at me, but the love I have for my man was more than what they were seeing.
Thereafter, I focused on my life and moved on. He later called me and promised me he would surprise me when the time comes.
“So, having dated for seven years, we got married and he told me when the time comes, he would stand by me and make me a producer.
“Today, it was surprising when he woke me up one day and told me, babe, its time, now you are going to produce your own movie and that is how I have found myself where we are today.
“The beautiful lesson here is, for a woman, make a home first, once the home is secured, a supportive husband will always be there with you and for you. I have gotten a wonderful man that could do anything to make me happy. He knew too well then that acting was a passion I love so much. I loved being in the midst of actors and also being part of the process of filming but when I had to give it up for the sake of love, I did and walked away and today, that man has catapulted me to a content producer.
The story I am taking to location was my husband’s idea, he gave me the story and all that is needed to make it a reality.”
Also, she said, I watch movie a lot and I appreciate the great work our people are doing and this made me considered every good Actor as my role model. I do not really have a particular person as a role model, I pick from each one of them whatever interest me, especially their style of acting.” She said.