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How I balance acting, family life – Deyemi Okanlawon

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Deyemi Okanlawon and family

Popular Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon, has revealed how he strikes a balance between his busy acting career and his family life.

Okanlawon, who is currently the highest grossing Nollywood actor, made this known in an interview with actress and show host, Lilian Afegbai, published on Tuesday.

The father-of-two noted that he doesn’t allow his family life to affect his career and vice-versa, adding that he gives his full attention to both aspects of his life.

Okanlawon said, “Talking about balancing family life and work life, I don’t believe in balancing the two. Depending on what I’m doing, I’m 100 per cent present.

 

“If I’m on set or filming, my people know that I’m 100% there and they respect that enough not to even stress me out. But when I’m at home, I’m 100% at home. I enjoy and maximise my time. I give everybody what they want.

“In this industry, you have to build a structure around yourself because a lot will come at you. Sometimes, when I’m filming, they may want to give me a place to stay – to their advantage – so that you can come on set within the shortest possible time.

“But I have a rule. As long as I’m filming in Lagos, I always go home the same day.”

Okanlawon noted that he had to stay away from home, however, because of a movie he did on domestic violence.

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“There was a time I went to do a film on domestic violence. I was raised never to hit a woman but to get into that character, I had to remove that restraint that was in my head,” the Blood Sisters star said.

He continued, “I called home to tell them I cannot come home for the next three days. I stayed three days after that film before I could go home.”

Earlier, the actor had revealed how acting in Nigeria’s Netflix original series, Blood Sisters, affected him mentally.

In the series, which was released in early May, Deyemi acted as Kola Ademola, an abusive partner who brutalised his victims as a pastime.

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Osun gov-elect, Davido, others bag Afro awards

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The Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, his nephew and singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido and legendary African drummer, Chief Tajudeen Amoo-Adeleke, are among Africans and Americans to be honoured at the Afro Award 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

This was contained in a statement issued by Founder and Executive Producer of Afro Awards, Mr. Taiwo Oduala,.

Also to be honoured is the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Maada, Founder and CEO of Pan-African Film Festival, Ayuko Babu and renowned Nigerian journalist, Seye Kehinde.

He said the awardees as are among Africans and Americans, who distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours.

 

The event is billed to broadcast live on Sunday, November 6 at Regal La Live 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015, USA.

“The main focus of the award is to support people who have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence in various fields, ” he said.

According to him, since inception, the Afro Awards has hosted and honored over 5,000 individuals at the core front of humanitarianism and philanthropy in American and African communities.

Oduala, who is also a film director gave names of some of the 2022 honorees to include; Curtis Young (Son of Dr Dre), Masika Kalysha (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop; We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop),

Others are Tina Weisinger (Founder of HAP Awards), Hubert Nakitare (Hip Hop Artist and Activist), Lea Cher Pump (Owner of The LadyLike Foundation), His Royal Majesty Oba Yisa Olaniyan (Humanitarian and Founder of AHBEAH Awards)

Also to be honoured are Rochel Pamphile (CEO of Rocky R&P Entertainment), Dr. Lance McCarthy (Business Consultant and Humanitarian), Fatimoh Muhammed (Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Afro Nation (World Biggest Afrobeats; Humanitarian), Sam Anwuzia (Founder of ZAFAA Awards; CEO Nollywood Entertainment; Humanitarian).

Others are Ade James (African Legendary Photographer; Humanitarian), Yinka Rythym (Musician; Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Charmaine Blake (Owner of Charmaine PR Firm), Kandias Conda (Owner of Celebrity Brand) and Madam Lara Okunnubi (Philanthropist/Humanitarian).

The director explained that the red carpet arrivals start by 5:00pm with the main event at 7:00pm and an after party at 10:00pm.

He said the host for this year’s event is VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Star, Masika Kalysha.

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“Sheggz set a template by which every girl wanted to be treated in the house” – Hermes (Video)

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Earlier, during a visit to the beat 99.9, Hermes gave his take on Bella and Sheggz’s relationship and according to him, Sheggz was exceptional in the house.

 

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He stated that Mr. Ikoyi as he is fondly called only had eyes for his love interest, Bella. He also stated that Sheggz did set a standard by which other ladies in the house wanted to be treated.

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The artiste claims he always wanted a house by the water for his wife and kids and his wishes appear to have been granted.

 

Kizz Daniel achieves life dream as he acquires a mansion by the waterside

 

He shared the good news on Instagram. In his words,

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