The delectable actress Oluwakemi Abiodun is among the wave-making movie stars in Canada.
She is very hardworking humble and down to earth.
In this interview with city people she talked about her 13years acting career, her journey into the movie industry and how she started acting.
Please introduce yourself and what you do for a living?
My name is Oluwakemi Adetunji, Awakan Abiodun A.K.A Solidkemmy. I hail from Nupe (Tapa)/Oyo, paternal and Ijebu jesa/Abeokuta maternal.
I am a practising Nurse here in Canada 🇨🇦, a Clinical Instructor at CIMT College Canada, CEO of Solid-diamond Conture, a movie producer, director, and editor, Assistant General Secretary Tampan Canada Chapter. I am married to my wonderful husband of 21 years, Engineer Olanrewaju Abiodun Adams from Lagos Island (igashasore) and together we are blessed with 4 wonderful children.
How did Acting start for you
Acting for me is an inborn gift. It’s an act that I love to do right from my childhood. when I was younger, I belong to many drama groups in my church. I became the leader of the teenage choir at First Baptist church Kaduna, Kaduna state. Moreso, whenever I was in the midst of my friends, they always told me there is no dull moments. However, when it comes to the journey to becoming a professional actor, I would take us back to 2008/2009 when I was introduced to my mentor, a movie Icon in the person by Lola Alao. She trained me into becoming a professional actor and here we are today,, all glory to God. Acting for me started way back in 2008, making it thirteen years.
Where were you born and where did you grow up, which school did you attend?
I was born in Kaduna, Kaduna State. And I speak Hausa language fluently. I grew up in the northern part of Nigeria, Kaduna to be precise.
I attended First Baptist nursing and primary school, got a scholarship to Hawad International school for my secondary school education, Labayi International school where I completed my secondary school and I studied Sciences. After then I went to Adobayero University Kano where I studied Economics. After I moved abroad, I obtained a series of certifications in medical courses, Medication Technician, Development Disability Administration certification, Personal Support workers diploma at CIMT College Canada (NACC) Certified, my Practical Nursing at Sheridan College Canada and got Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
Who are those you roll with abroad?
Basically, I roll with every actor and actress here abroad but that being said, I set my bounds with everyone according to the response or vibes that they give. But I am a very conservative person.
How challenging has it been sustaining your interest in acting abroad
You would agree with me that acting like any other profession has it cons and pros. But specifically, the challenge I personally encounter sustaining my acting interest here abroad is time.
Considering the fact that we have to work to pay bills, having enough time to fully participate or bring my acting career to the height that I would want it to be is one area that I can’t deny it been really challenging for me, but I am working to see how best I can work around my busy schedule and still maximize my acting career here. And we are gathering momentum for a block buster film coming on Netflix