Biodun Okeowo popularly known as Tolani Oshirin, the name of her first self produced movie is one of the famous actresses that have constantly dominated the Yoruba movie industry in the last one decade. The graduate of Communication Arts from Lagos State University has got good talents in interpreting movie roles, and with this is her beautiful look and alluring curves. Recently, ADEOLA ADEOTI asked her probing questions concerning her acting career, love life, lifestyle amongst other issues. It’s interesting. Enjoy the excerpts!
What’s Biodun Okeowo up to lately?
At the moment I’m doing a cosmetology training and at the same time making out time to monitor updates in my newly opened shop, while I go to locations once in a while.
So you do another work apart from acting….?
I’ve business, I’ve a beauty store, supply wines and I’m opening another in December by God’s grace. I said December because I want to do the opening with my birthday, so it’s not only acting that put food on my table.
It’s obvious you live a posh life, but some actors live in penury, what could have warranted their sorry state?
My brother I can’t say…for the fact that you are blessed doesn’t mean that you’re perfect or do it well…it’s only grace and favour. Those who are poor are not lazy, not that they don’t act well either…But only God knows how He does His things.
Apart from funds, what is the bane of the Nigerian actors?
Piracy is our major headache. We’ve done quite a lot to put an end to this, but these people are just devilish and obstinate. Government should please come to our aid and put an end to this menace.
With this, would you love your kids to act too?
Why not! If my kids love it and have passion for it, who am I to stop them, but their education must come first.
You are such a beautiful woman, what do you do to keep your body glowing?
I follow regimen, but not faithfully though. I do my spa treatments often. I exfoliate twice in three weeks at home too, drink water a lot, eats lots of fruits especially pawpaw. I take Collagen drinks and beauty supplements. I exercise once in a while and use my Deluxe glow cream package made by me.
And what’s your view about fashion?
I love fashion and I’m fashionable to some extent because I still make some fashion mistakes. Though nobody is born with fashion, fashion should be dynamic and daring. One should be able to rock the unrockable and change some fashion rules by setting a new trend. If the trend is beautiful others follows. If it’s not you would be criticised. But above all, you should try by being daring and that is one the traits of a real fashionista; set a trend and let others follow.
You remarried not quite long, please tell us about your husband…
I don’t like discussing my private life in public, but what I can tell you about my husband is that he’s my everything and I love him and adore him so much.
Having experienced two relationships, what has marriage taught you?
What I’ve learnt so far about marriage is that marriage is not a bed of thorns and equally not a bed of roses.
What is your view about sex?
Sex is a thing of the mind. Sex is a bond between lovers, but it should not be had by teenagers or out of wedlock.
Can you marry a man with good sex strength but poor?
Yes I may and may not. Sex is not all to life, while money is not all as well. It depends on love.
At what age did you had your first sex and how was it?
I’d my first sex at the age of 20 and it was bitter-sweet.
What is your definition of a good marriage?
A good marriage is based on love, trust, understanding and dwelling on the word of God.
If there is anything you would like to change about yourself, what would that be?
I will love to be taller.
Your father is a pastor, would you love to be a pastor Mrs oneday?
I don’t propose for God ooo! If God wishes who am I? I’m even praying that God should arrest me ooo…sincerely.
Why did you say you want God to arrest you, do you live an ungodly life?
Laughs. See no one is 100% pure. When I say arrest, I mean to love Him more, get closer to Him and worship Him more…not that I live an ungodly life. Even the bible says in Romans 3: 23 that “all have sinned and have fall short of the glory of God.”
Lastly, as a christian, do you think it’s okay to engage in oral sex?
(Screams). Why not! A woman must do everything to satisfy her man. If you deny him, God self go vex now.