July 1st, 2015 – Mosun Filani Talks Blissful Marriage & Husband Kayode Oduoye, Says Ekiti Is A Land Of Wisdom
Nollywood actress Mosun Filani who recently returned to her first love has opened up on why she took a long break from acting.
In a recent chat with Encomium, Mosunmola Adeoye nee Filani talked about her prolonged absence from Nollywood and how her politician husband, Mr Kayode Oduoye has been the rock behind her success.
See interview excerpts:
You are from Ekiti State. What do you think is unique about the Ekiti people?
When we were growing up it was said that Ekiti is a land of wisdom, knowledge and understanding. People from Ekiti are naturally endowed with knowledge and they are very well learned.
Fathers day was marked few days back but you unfortunately lost your dad early this year. What do you miss about him?
Without mincing words, i really miss everything about him.
You are married to a politician and you are an actress. How have you been coping?
I have been coping very fine, is just a matter of understanding and getting your schedules well planned. When i need to get busy with his political career, i leave acting. And when i notice his less busy with political activities, i pick up my acting job. So its just a matter of planning and schedules properly organized.
Many assumed that your marriage to a politician would naturally signal your sent forth from the acting world?
Haba! No, not at all.
Are you back?
yes of course, i never left, i just took a break off a sort of marital leave, because that is what most of our actresses don’t understand . once you are married you need to create time for your family because that is the time you get to know the family you married into. I think it is also appropriate to mention here that am presently working on a new film from the stable of Beauty and Brain Concept which is my outfit. So, i never left the movie industry.
What specific lessons would be learnt from the movie?
It is movie about marital life, the lives of married people and single ladies. It is titled Different Strokes For Different Folks. One of the lessons to be learnt from the movie is the reality that what goes down well with you might not go down well with me. Therefore, i can’t start comparing my marriage with yours.
Are you playing any role in the movie?
Of course, i am playing the role of a very funny character, Eri Ife Oluwa. She was always comparing her marriage to that of her friend and it almost ruined her.
Let us talk about your husband, Barrister Kayode Oduoye. What do you appreciate in him?
Oh! My oga at the top (laughs). What i appreciate in him is his humility and the fact that he has the fear of God.
How supportive has he been?
He has always been there for me and the truth is that you can only record success in your endeavours when you are blessed with a stable and peaceful home.
Recently, he gave me a location bus, which was branded in the name of my outfit. He has been supportive.