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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She added that the singer and rapper’s aim was to kill them that fateful night.
She made the disclosure on her instagram page, yesterday, while reacting to an accusation by a purported eyewitness, who claimed she had gone to have snap a photo with Burna Boy in his VVIP’s top corner, when her husband went to drag her violently.
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She said that since the incident, Burna Boy’s family had visited to settle the matter.
In the narration via her Instagram page, @nemebriella, she wrote, “We were visiting Nigeria from America and London for our childhood friend’s wedding.
“On June 18, 2022, @burnaboygram and his friends opened fire at us in @cubanalagos.
“My partner and his friend were shot, with both needing urgent medical care. A bullet grazed my partner’s head and our friend was shot in the thigh, leaving him hospitalised and needing emergency surgery in Nigeria.
“At this point, I couldn’t find my partner or my best friend. I was screaming for help after being lifted and thrown so hard on the floor by one of Burna Boy’s friends and I hurt my left shoulder..
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“As regards the issues making rounds the social media, we at Cubana Group have given all information at our disposal to the legal authorities.
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