Seyi Ashekun is fast carving a niche for herself as an actress to watch out for. The curvy role interpreter will tell anyone who cares to listen that she isn’t just getting roles because she is curvy, but because she has what it takes to deliver. Last year, she clinched the award for the Best Actress at the Best of Nollywood awards. The Ogun state born actress opened up on her sex for roles and why she desires the bum of Kim Kadarshian, among other issues.
Why did you decide to become an actress?
I wanted to be a Newscaster or a TV presenter until I got the opportunity to act in a soap opera in 2006.This really opened my eyes to acting is a good profession. I decided to go for it and here I am today.
It’s said that actresses don’t get married early and are promiscuous. What do you make of that?
I have seen bankers and doctors who don’t get married until they are well into their 30s. Omotola Jalade who happens to be my role model, is an actress and a married mother of four. I know other actresses who got married in their 20s and are still married. Promiscuity has nothing to do with the profession. People talk about actresses because they are known.
Would you say being curvy has gotten you more roles?
I’ve only gotten roles based on my ability to interpret them not as a result of being curvy
What makes you cry?
The thought of children in distress, I can’t stand that one bit. It makes me cry
What is your general opinion on marriage and love?
I believe marriage is necessary. After all, it was ordained by God. I however believe it is meant for mature people, people who are ready psychologically and are capable of loving other people beside themselves.
How bad can you be in a movie?
I will only go as far as decency allows. No extreme exposure of skin.
What is your definition of a sexy woman?
A sexy woman is one who has confidence in herself. She is the one who understands that when it comes to serious business, men prefer women with brains than body.
Can you date someone in the movie industry?
I don’t like so much attention where my love life is concerned, I like to be the only public figure. As an entertainer myself, I really don’t like to date men who are in the entertainment industry.