She is very popular among movie practitioners in Canada.Everyone knows her.She has a popular nickname.Many call her Otunba Agbeke Diamond,coined after her brand name.But her real name is Otunba Kemi Olanrewaju.
A few days ago,she told Citypeople her success story. Below are excerpts of her interview.
Please introduce yourself to us and what you do for a living
My name is Otunba Kemi Olanrewaju. I’m a married woman with two lovely children.
I work in Healthcare Sector and Toronto District School Board(TDSB). I am the CEO Diamond Vision Entertainment Network in Toronto, Canada, a community leader, Radio/TV Presenter and actress.
How did acting start for you?
I started acting in my church at the age 12 years. I later joined drama group during my secondary school.
In 2018, I joined Tampan Canada through the influence of Otunba Bolaji Amusan (Baba Latin).
I’m the PRO of TAMPAN Canada Chapter.
I’m also a member of Black Actors Guild Canada (BAGC).
How challenging has it been sustaining your interest in acting abroad?
Acting is a little bit more challenging in abroad than in Nigeria. To Combine work with an audition or going to a movie location are just a few of the challenges we face as actors in abroad.
Sometimes, I have to call off my job to be able to go for an audition or be in a movie location. One has to be more focused and dedicated in order to be successful in acting.
In conclusion, the passion I have in acting has been sustaining my interest. If not, I wouldn’t have been in the movie industry till now.
Who are those actors you roll with abroad?
Temidayo Enitan (Starboy)
Korede Wealth Obasan
Alhaji Tofeek (Bobo Oloye)
To mention few..
Where were you born?Where did you grow up? Which schools did you attend?
I’m from Ijebu Imushin in Ogun state. I was born in Lagos and grew up in Lagos.
I attended Federal Polytechnics Ilaro OND/HND (Secretarial Studies)
Greenwich College London – Travel & Tourism
Seneca College Canada – Registered Practical Nursing
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
CAMH – Canada
Remic Canada – Mortgage Agent