I can’t intimidate Mercy Aigbe –Olajumoke

Fast rising Nollywood act, Olajumoke Odetola, is still  happy over  her Africa Movies Viewer’s award for the Best Indigenous Act. The actress in a recent interview told Saturday Beats that her happiness was borne out of the fact that she received the award for the first movie she produced, ‘Binta Ofe ge.’Jumoke Odetola


Olajumoke who beat Mercy Aigbe in this award category used the opportunity to clarify the ongoing rumour that she is competing with her mentor with this award.

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According to her, “I felt so honoured and humbled when I bagged the award. To be honest, I didn’t know why Mercy Aigbe’s movie was in the same category as mine, I would have expected it to be in the same category as Stephanie Okereke’s ‘Dry’ movie. It was not as if I set out to compete with her. Getting that award was a great honour for me and Mercy even told me that she was so proud of me and happy that I got the award”

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Still speaking , Olajumoke said the energetic actress has been one of those lovely people supporting her career  as she has no reason to intimidate Mercy with the glamorous award she had received .

” She was one of the few people who supported me, so my achievement is her pride. Why will I be proud to someone who helped me to build my brand and supported me? I was humbled, I was honoured. She is my mentor and not a competitor. Mercy is very happy about my success and if you go to her office or her house, you are going to see so many awards. She has been there; she’s still here and still relevant.”

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In conclusion,the actress said that she has no thought  of getting into a relationship now as her major focus is to build a brand name for her self in the industry but will settle down with a man of sincerity when the right time comes.

“I am not married, but I am married to my career at the moment because I do not want any distraction. For now, no boyfriends. I have many ‘toasters’ but it is not yet time for me to be in a relationship. It is not that I am turning down offers but in life, you have to set goals and have plans. Right now, I don’t even see it as what I want, I just want to focus on my career, I don’t want any distraction for myself,” she said.