April 16, 2017 – Nigerian Actress Abiola Adebayo Eyin Oka: My Life Story
My Life Story – By Popular Nollywood actress Biola Adebayo.
I am from a polygamous family. My father has seven children, while my mother has four children. I had my undergraduate studies at the Lagos State University where I earned a degree in History and International Relations. I am presently studying for a master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Lagos.
I started acting in 2002 by attending auditions at the National Theatre and a few other places. In 2003, I auditioned for Wale Adenuga’s Super Story production titled For The Love of You, and that was where I cut my teeth on acting. However, my first movie role was in an English production. Afterwards, I told someone that I didn’t mind featuring in Yoruba movies and here I am today. The first Yoruba movie I featured in was Ojabo Kofo, and it was produced in 2003. Thereafter, I appeared in Sikiratu Sindodo, and others.
I used to sell cosmetics and hair accessories but for now, that is on hold because I now pay more attention to my acting career. I also present a television programme known as The Identicals, and I have to be able to manage my time. For instance, I attend lectures four times a week and I have been able to combine that with going on movie locations. I am also deeply involved in church activities.
When I am not working, I am usually at home listening to music. Sometimes, I go to church even when nobody is there and I enjoy the quietude the environment offers. If there is a programme there, I’ll just stay in the presence of God because it is a form of relaxation for me.
I’m not really the outgoing type and I could also keep busy by reading a book. I also love to cook even though I don’t really like to eat so, I cook for others to eat.