Veteran Nollywood actress Bukky Ogunnote who has contributed immensely to the growth and expansion of the movie industry in Nigeria. Bukky, who is also a profound presenter of popular Nigeria’s cooking show, African Kitchen has used her talent to solve numerous problems of people out there through the characters she plays on screen. She is one of the major characters in Adebayo Salami’s new series “Alagbara”, which is exclusively aired on Startimes. She plays the part of a nagging housewife in the movie.
Speaking with newsmen at the recent media parley with the cast of the movie, she unraveled the lessons in the movie and how the society can adjust in the heat of western interruption of African values and history.
Can you tell us about this new series “Alagbara”
It is a pleasure working with Salami’s family, when I was called to come and work on the project I was glad because Oga Bello is a mentor, a father, I believe in him and I totally trust his judgment. The role I I was given is totally different from who I am so it was a great challenge and that’s what I’ve always look forward to doing. He gave me the opportunity and I grabbed it, I can tell u with confident that “Alagbara” is unique on its own, I’m very sure you have not seen a thing like this before. Talking about his choice of StarTime, I want to say he made a very good choice because StarTime is more Affordable and easy for even market women to get.
If you look at the issues in the society today, you will know that all problem starts from home. A good leader out there today must be a good manager at home before he can perform very well outside. “Alagbara” shows the weakness in some men, it shows the extents women can go to bend a man.
What character did you play in the movie “Alagbara”?
My character is totally different from the role I have been playing before; I played the role of a stubborn woman, a woman that get angry at every little, a strong woman that wouldn’t let her husband have peace at home. When a woman nags too much it pushes the man into the arms of another woman out there.
How relevant is “Alagbara” series to today’s politics?
It shows that if you want to go into politics, you must have the support of your wife because behind every successful man there is a woman. Some women are only there to destroy a man’s dreams and u can agree with me that a terrible leader is a product of who he is at home.
According to your role, yourhusband is a victim of domestic violent, what advise do you have for men who gothrough domestic violent?
Anyway, there is no need to leave your marriage, what matters in every marriages is the fear of God,
What step do you think parent should take to avoid child molestation?
It is very simple, you cant give what you don’t have, if you are not disciplined, you cant train your child to be discipline, I set myself as an example, I can never let my child go out half naked because I am always well dressed, I am a mirror that people look at as a celebrity, I would not snap a nude picture in the bathroom and send it to a man so you cant do it in my house, always let your children dress well at all time because they can only be addressed according to the way they are dressed. We must teach our children morals.
What do you think should be the punishment for a serial rapist?
For someone to be a serial rapist means the person is an abnormal human being, for a father to sleep with his own child then everyone should understand that he is sick in the head. Taking life out of him is not the best solution, that man needs counseling, that person should be taken away for sometime, away from everyone, he should be seriously counseled and be sure he is changed before releasing him back to the society.
Most Nollywood actresses are baby mama; divorcee or singles, as a powerful woman in this Movie, what can u say is the cause of this?
This situation happens in all sectors, we are more magnified into the world because of the nature of our job, people see us first, our predicament is always news that people sell, I would want to say that if anything like such happen among the actresses, you should approach them before spreading news around, you can’t imagine what the person has faced, celebrities are going through a lot including the men, you can’t imagine what our women are enduring. Please, when you see or hear an actress facing challenges in her marriage, don’t jump into conclusion, you should always pray for them, we are not perfect, we face challenges too just like everyone out there so we seriously need your prayers and support.