Nollywood Actress Rukky Sanda: My Wedding Will Hold Soon

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Sept 6, 2015 –Nigerian Actress Rukky Sanda: My Wedding Will Hold Soon

Once upon a time the popu­lar sexist saying was ‘dumb and blond’. However, with the inroads members of the fairer sex are making in the post jet age, ‘brainy and blond’ should be the cliché.

However, welcome to the world of actress, producer and director, Rukky Sanda, a lady charting a new course in a male dominated motion picture industry. In just 10 years, the light skinned actress has carved a place for herself releasing a record 17 movies!

In this chat, sexy Rukky opens up on her career and latest flick, Dark, which x-rays child mortality among other issues. She also talks about what it will take a man to conquer her heart.

Excerpts:

You’d only featured in a couple of movies when you suddenly branched into producing your own films. Why the rush into production?

It was a business decision because at that time, actresses were not well paid. I decided to go into production because I’d always been a business person. I think I was one of the first actresses who produced her own films in Nollywood. I made my debut in 2004 and produced my first movie in 2005. 10 years have rolled by ever since.

Tell us your challenges shooting your debut movie?

(Laughter) Some people are still owing me money for my first movie. In fact, one is still owing me N.8 million. He’s a fel­low producer I gave my master copy. He was supposed to drop it off somewhere but he dubbed it behind my back and started selling it to television stations. By the time I took the movie out, everywhere I went people said they already had it. To this day, he’s not been able to come up with the money (more laughter).

Why don’t you work with executive producers?

I was already doing business when I got into Nollywood. I mean, I used to sell stuff so I had my own cash. And obviously mom supported me with a loan which I later paid back. Starting out I wouldn’t say was easy because as at 2005, N3 million was a lot of money. I’ m my executive producer. It’s not like I don’t believe in executive producer hunting but it is just not my thing.

Are you making money?

Yes of course; if I’m not making money I wouldn’t be here. It’s been a blessing and an amazing experience, a mixed grill to be precise. We’ve had serious issues with piracy and all of that stuff this year. I actually said ‘Rukky, you’re not doing movies anymore!’ And then I started focusing on my interior design business. But the truth is that at the end of the day, I have scripts I have written which I want to produce. It’s fun anyway but I don’t think I could ever quit producing movies; I love it though it’s stressful.

Let’s talk about your movie, Dark, what inspired it?

I was actually writing Walls Within, a romantic comedy and all of a sudden my creative juices dried up. I think I was in my room and it was dark. I think that was how I came up with the title. When I finished writing, I could barely see what I’d written because I was just scribbling everywhere. It took me about another whole day to try and figure out my own handwriting. Dark is something different. It’s actually not your regular Nollywood movie; it’s a thriller.

What does style mean to you?

It just means expressing yourself the way you want and being comfortable in your own skin; it’s all about being com­fortable and happy with yourself.

 

Which actor would you like to kiss on a movie set?

Sherman Moore.

Have you ever had a crush on an ac­tor?

Yeah… Sherman Moore.

Have you ever had a lesbian pick on you?

No, they can’t hit. I don’t think I’m that approachable.

What’s your ideal kind of man?

A man who will win my heart must be an amazing person with a good heart. He should be funny and nice because when I’m happy, everybody’s happy.

Are wedding bells ringing for you any­time soon

Yes, very soon by God’s Grace.

[Reported By By SAMUEL OLATUNJI, Sunday Sun]

3 thoughts on “Nollywood Actress Rukky Sanda: My Wedding Will Hold Soon

  1. Rukky Sanda claims when interviewd on another platform she comes from Lagos State cannot be true. Nigerian celebrities after making their names and little cash should be truthful to themselves and be proud of who they are and their origin. Truth is, Rukky Sanda is not a Lagosian and could never have come from Lagos State with the name “Sanda”. She probably should provide better and further informations on her Yoruba family leaniage in Lagos that bears the name “Sanda”. Rukky Sanda could only have her family roots in Nothern Nigeria with the name Sanda or Kumasi city of Ghana where the Hausa immigrant settlers’ family Sanda names are well established. Rukky Sanda to have denied being partly Ghanaian and completely dumping her Northern Nigerian origin is unfortunate and disingenious of an actress who thinks she can choose and pick on tribes and origin of birth that befits her newly acquired status. Rukky Sanda’s tribal facial construction identifications rather gives her up as having a Northern Nigerian physical facial features rather than of the Yorubas of Lagos State origin or even any of the upland Yoruba States. When asked why she hadn’t acted in Yoruba, her response was; her spoken Yoruba language is not fluent hense her inability to write or act in Yoruba films. Question is, was Rukky Sanda truely born in Lagos State and to which Yoruba family leaniage if she is factually a Lagosian, where exactly did Rukky Sanda grow up as a young lady and why belong to a hugely monolingual and traditionally homogenious community and refuse to speak the Yoruba language in a State where the only other means of survival is how to communicate in the local dialect and jargons, even if not schooled in the local dialect. Rukky Sanda should proparly identify with her roots and origin and stop the deceitful public gaffe of being a Lagosian.

  2. Rukky Sanda’s claim when interviewd on another platform she comes from Lagos State cannot be true. Nigerian celebrities after making their names and little cash should be truthful to themselves and be proud of their tribe, who they are and their origin. Truth is, Rukky Sanda is not a Lagosian and could never have come from Lagos State with the name “Sanda”. She probably should provide better and further informations on her Yoruba family leaniage in Lagos that bears the name “Sanda”. Rukky Sanda could only have her family roots in Nothern Nigeria with the name Sanda or Kumasi city of Ghana where the Hausa immigrant settlers’ family Sanda names are well established. Rukky Sanda to have denied being partly Ghanaian and completely dumping her Northern Nigerian origin is unfortunate and disingenious of an actress who thinks she can choose and pick on tribes and origin or birthplace that befits her newly acquired status. Rukky Sanda’s tribal facial construction identifications rather gives her up as having a Northern Nigerian physical facial features rather than of the Yorubas of Lagos State origin or even any of the upland Yoruba States. When asked why she hadn’t acted in Yoruba, her response was; her spoken Yoruba language is not fluent hense her inability to write or act in Yoruba films. Question is, was Rukky Sanda truely born in Lagos State and to which Yoruba family leaniage if she is factually a Lagosian, where exactly did Rukky Sanda grow up as a young lady and why belong to a hugely monolingual and traditionally homogenious community and refuse to speak the Yoruba language in a State where the only other means of survival is how to communicate in the local dialect and jargons, even if not schooled in the local dialect. Rukky Sanda should proparly identify with her roots and origin and stop the deceitful public gaffe of being a Lagosian.

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