Adunni Ade … Chic, Sexy n’ Expressive
Adunni Ade is one of the actresses respected on the turf for their role portrayal. Though, born in Queens, New York, United States of America, she had her primary and secondary education in Nigeria. She attended Chrisland Primary School, Opebi and Comprehensive Secondary School, Otta, Ogun State.
The University of Kentucky-graduate of accounting loves roles that will give hope to the people. In this chat with GERALDINE AKUTU, she talks about her journey into the make belief world.
How did you discover your acting talent?
I don’t have any formal training in acting. It’s one of the blessed talents I discovered. I started out in the entertainment industry in 2005, as a model before getting into acting in 2013. I have been acting professionally for two and-a-half years now.
Your view on Nollywood
It is constantly growing and breaking bars. However, there is room for growth and improvement on sectors in the industry.
What’s the most interesting part of your job?
The power to transform and be convincing.
Who are your role models in Nollywood?
I do not have role models, but I’ve a lot of respect for certain people, for different reasons, which in a nutshell, are at the top of their game. People like Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Afeez Eniola and Saidi Balogun, just to name a few.
What makes a good film?
It starts off with the story: A great script and the ability to transform it into a great film, a great director, who understands the story well enough to create a great visual concept, and most importantly, convincing actors to portray the story well enough.
Describe your style of acting?
When given a role, I try to reason with the character I’m given and what I would do in that situation. You’ve to really understand the character given to you.
What new project are you working on?
I’ve got couple of skit I’ll be dropping and also productions I was featured in will be released.
Your most cherished possession
My children and career.
What does fashion mean to you?
Being expressive, which could either be sexy or chic.
Describe your dress sense?
It depends on the occasion, and then my mood. Most importantly, being comfortable in whatever I wear.
Choice colour and why?
I’ve a couple of colours I favour: Royal blue, purple and pewter. They are colours I love for no particular reason, or should I say, reasons inexplicable.
Your favourite designer
I love Steve Madden.
Any beauty routine?
What wouldn’t you be caught wearing?
I can’t say, really. Never say never…
Favourite piece of clothing
I’m not so into clothes, but more of a shoe person! My heels!
I love bracelets!
How do you relax?
What I love is music. I unwind by sitting in my home, listening to all genres of music.
Choice travel destination
Extensive stay in Paris…
Your philosophy of life
As long as you’ve got life, you’ve got hope. Never give up!
Message to your fans
I am still in shock as for those who take the time out to appreciate what I do or who see me as a role model. I am truly grateful! You will never understand my level of gratitude. Never, ever compromise yourself to suit another person’s lifestyle. Stay true to yourself, your beliefs and everything else follows.