Exclusive: I Would Love To Marry Bimbo Akintola - Nollywood Yomi Fabiyi (1)

at 02:25 PM, 14 Aug 13 (4 years ago)
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He needs no introduction in Nollywood, especially in the Yoruba movie sector, you wonder who I'm talking about - it's no other than YOMI Fabiyi, an actor and producer of note. Joisaysblog met with him recently and he granted us this interview, it is very expository:

JOISAYSBLOG: Mr YOMI Fabiyi, how is Father Moses movie project coming up?

YOMI: We are progressing, trying to work it into the cinemas.

JOISAYSBLOG: That's really good, I'm sure your fans out there are waiting in anticipation, considering the calibre of the casts, and the techincal qualities. It must have cost some dough, do you mind sharing your budget with us? As in an estimate, we know it will still cost more.

YOMI: Uhmm, an estimate. Anyway the estimate is in millions.

JOISAYSBLOG: That’s a pretty way of dodging the question. Anyway, hope it gets to the cinemas soon. Silverbird Cinemas, I guess?

YOMI: Talks are going on, we will confirm to you soon.

JOISAYSBLOG: I must commend your efforts, you a hardworking young man and that’s why it’s no surprise that you have joined the leagues of top producers in Nollywood. Your films gets to the cinemas especially in this revolutionary era of PRODUCTION TO CINEMA.

YOMI: You mean hi-tech cinemas right? Loads of top Yoruba producers have been showcasing in Cinemas for long except you don’t want rate the National Arts Theatre as one. That citadel held the cinema culture when others have packed up and let’s give her credit, although it has been upgraded to meet the other top rated cinemas in the country now.

JOISAYSBLOG: You are correct, pardon my misrepresentation.

YOMI: Haba, I bear no grudge, to a large extent you are correct, just trying to give some clarifications. You are right about the revolution though and I appreciate your kind remarks.

JOISAYSBLOG: You kept Silverbird on a spot in the movie, are they one of the sponsors, because that looks like some sort of endorsement as seen in the trailer.

YOMI: Silverbird has always been a bedrock to entertainment in Nigeria, directly or indirectly. They merit endorsement in this light and it flows very well with the story line.

JOISAYSBLOG: Let’s get personal a bit

YOMI: (cuts in) ......... Hmmmmmm, you journalist must always look for trouble

JOISAYSBLOG: No o, it’s your fans that want to know about your private life, you know you are a celebrity.

YOMI: Ok o

JOISAYSBLOG: You have been married for eight months now and you are yet to go and meet your wife in the UK, one would expect that after your project you would have gone to join your wife as against you moving from one location to the other in Nigeria.

YOMI: How did you know if I have not travelled in between or if she had pop in to see me. My wife is aware of my work and she supports my commitment.

JOISAYSBLOG: Really, but the popular belief is that your getting married to a white woman is for you to relocate permanently to the UK.

YOMI: Popular belief? That is the effect of poverty mentality, must it always be that way? I’m in the marriage for happiness and not for passport or money, and there was no agreement for me to relocate to the UK, if that had been one of the conditions my wife gave, I wouldn’t have gotten married to her.

JOISAYSBLOG: Happiness, can you please shed light on that?

YOMI: At the time I met my wife, I was alone and at my lowest ebb emotionally, there was no serious relationship and I needed to love and be loved. It’s one thing for a woman to say she loves you and it’s another thing for you to believe her. I had experienced a bad side of love and it had affected me and my reactions towards women and love. I wanted to move on and my wife was able to convince me.

JOISAYSBLOG: How did she convince you? She asked you out?

YOMI: I didn’t say that, and even if she did, it’s no big deal to them. So it hurts me deeply when some people misconstrue my intentions in this marriage. Let me tell you one thing, since I’ve been going to the UK, I have never stayed that long or had it that close to a white woman before and when we moved from the stage of friendship to dating I got really carried away. Her dedication and openness were just unbelievable and I fell in love real hard, though I didn’t envisage marriage.

JOISAYSBLOG: So you decided to quickly get married. Why Nigeria, why not the UK since the whole wedding was just at the registry? How did you convince your wife?

YOMI: She had a pre-planned trip to Ivory Coast but she later suggested coming to Nigeria, I agreed to that as I prefer my country than travelling to meet her in Ivory Coast.

(to be continued)




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