ALL PARTS OF MY BODY ARE HOT!
– Budding Actress; Emmanuela Ilobi
Beautiful Thespian Emmanuela Ilobi is a Warri-born but Lagos raised lady who is one of the latest faces rocking the movie industry in Nigeria today.
An undergraduate of theatre arts at the University Of Lagos, in this interview talks about herself, her career, romance, projection and many more.
Why did you choose acting as a career?
To be honest I will say acting choose me. Because I have been acting right from when I was a kid. Started from acting in the house with my siblings. It’s something I love doing. It’s my passion and I’m someone who follows her passion and I love what I do. From house plays and from there my family actually encouraged me to give it a go and they have been so supportive and I’m grateful that they love what I do. It’
You are also a model, when did the modelling aspect come in?
I will say my looks also plays a part. And also I love to express myself. So when I started getting offers to model I just saw it as a way of expressing myself. I have always had offers to model. I was into modeling before my acting carrier started. I love to express myself actually.
When did your acting career start?
my career started professionally in 2016. I will say it was Divine actually because I wasn’t even expecting it. I went for a modeling audition, when someone walked up to me and asked if I could act. I said Yes. He said that’s great and he’s Chico Ejiro. I was speechless and that was how it all started. So it’s been Gods grace and Gods favor.
How many movies have you featured in?
I have done a number of movies. If I’m not mistaken I will say 20. Yes there’s about.
What are the languages you speak?
I speak my native dialect which is Delta Igbo. I speak a bit of Yoruba but I’m not so fluent
You are a naturally endowed lady, what part of your body do you consider the hottest?
Well thank you for that. I will say all parts of my body. I love every part of me and I take good care of myself too. I don’t think I have a favorite part. I just love every part.
What extent can you go to interpret your role?
I try to make every role as realistic as possible. Everything is to make belief and I try to achieve that at all times and I will do whatever I can to make sure my script is well interpreted and my directors are pleased and so far I have been able to do exceptionally well.
I am dedicated and I study my lines well.
How much can you be paid to act nude?
I don’t think I would want to do that actually. I don’t have to act all the roles. I will leave the nude for those that are interested in acting nude.
What are the challenges you face as an actress?
There are a lot of challenges. From trying to cope and work with different kinds of people. Hungry on set and sometimes the welfare is not always what you would have preferred. Being on set till late like 2am and having to wake up as early as 6am with burning eyes. There are times I will be at location for two days without doing a scene and I have to go back home hungry and stressed. but that’s acting for you. I always make sure those things doesn’t get to me. I have preconditioned my mind to stay focused and determined and moreover I love acting. As far back as I can remember this is what I have always wanted to do. Every actor goes through the same rough times I believe. You just have to stay focused. Determined and love what you do and you will always have the energy to overcome the challenges.
Have you ever experienced sexual harrassment in the industry?
I have never had to deal with such things. Like I said earlier. My being here is actually Gods doing. I didn’t go out looking or hustling for roles or begging someone to cast me. God used someone to locate me and that was it. If I didn’t give my body to get into the industry. I shouldn’t give it to stay in it and God kept those things away from me.
Tell us how hot you think you are?
well I will let people to decide how hot I am. I believe I’m beautiful, intelligent. Smart and I love my job. Is anything hotter than that ? Laughs.
Describe your kind of man?
I like my man to be tall. Caring and loving. God fearing. He must be smart and of course genuinely interested in me.
Who is your role model?
my role models are Genevieve and Rita Dominic. I have always loved their acting long before I started acting. I admire them a lot.
Do you plan going into other aspects of production apart from acting?
I’m not restricted to acting alone. I have plans to go into directing and production too and I’m already working on my own production.
When is your most memorable day?
My most memorable day would be when Chico approached me and he gave me the platform for all these. So that day is my most memorable day. It’s not every day we have such opportunity.
At what age did you get your first kiss?
My first kiss was age 17 Yes, 17.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Five years from now, I want to see myself still acting of course. I love acting and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. I want to be able to work with some of the biggest names home and abroad and be able to take my acting to the world.
What can you never be caught doing?
You can never catch me insulting my parents or smoking or being pessimistic