Pretty, amiable and well endowed Nollywood actress and film producer, Joke Jigan, a Business Management graduate of Lagos State University and the CEO of Jigan Security, who has a large number of movies to her credit, including the famed Ikoko, Idoti, Ihoho Mi, Olote, Bisola Beyonce, Kogbodomo and Oyinkansola, celebrates her birthday party with an all white affair last weekend, in Lagos.
In this interview with SILENT REPORTERS ENITIOLORUNDA ABIOLA- IDRIS ,Joke shares her insight on her journey so far in the industry,her alleged relationship with FEMI ADEBAYO. ENJOY IT
movies to her credit,what is the driving force behind this sudden success and how
did it start?JOKE JIGAN-Acting is something I’ve been wanting to do since I was a kid, it’snot by accident that I became an actress, I remember I used to play acting for my parents friends when they come to the house back then and sometimes I play acting in front of the mirror alone lol, then my elder sister was an actress too so I’ve always wanted to be like her and here I am, to God be all the glory!
SR-How many movies have you participated in?
JOKE JIGAN-Ah! Can’t remember oooooo but I know it’s over 10 * covers face*
SR-which one was the most influential to Kyour fame
JOKE JIGAN-“Ikoko” then I have this one I just produced titled ” Bisola Beyonce
” its not out yet but the promo is in virtually all movies and I get loads of
phone calls text messages home and abroad
SR-which of your movies tasked you the most?
JOKE JIGAN-The most awaiting Bisola, Beyonce cause I gave it my best shot, did all I had to do against all odds
SR-What is your real name,where are you from?
JOKE JIGAN-My name is Joke Jigan, am from ogun state, ijebu ife to be precise ijebu remi wa proud ijebu girl lol
SR-Our source told us that you don’t have a too good relationship with your colleagues…
JOKE JIGAN– AhahahahahahahahahahahahHahah,am laughing so hard I can feel a 6 packs coming, don’t know where u got that from but I know am the one with most friends
in the industry, and am hearing this for the first time
SR-What is your relationship with iyabo ojo and bisi ibidapo obe like?
JOKE JIGAN-Ah! Those ones are my ” Aunties” oooo,just finished a job that Aunty iyabo was there sef, and the last time I saw Aunty bisi I can remember vividly that I walked up to her And almost went on my kneels to greet her and she said I should stand up she even told me am a very pretty girl * Blushing* I love those ladies so much ”
SR-Who is your mentor?
JOKE JIGAN-I want to be like Oprah Winfrey when I grow up
SR-And not any actress in Nigeria!!!
JOKE JIGAN-Hmmmn! My love for Toyin aimakhu and Tonto dike is out of this world.
SR-What is your educational Qualification?
JOKE JIGAN-My primary / secondary school was in Ogun state then I proceeded to OAU,and now LASU
SR-What are you studying in LASU?
JOKE JIGAN-Business Management
SR-Who mentored you from inception in the movie industry?
SR-People say you have a crush on Femi Adebayo?
JOKE JIGAN-Lol that’s sooo not true joor,some people are saying am dating him, let me address this here and now there’s absolutely nothing between me and uncle femi oooooo, he’s a senior colleague and a good role model
SR-SO WHO ARE YOU DATING?
JOKE JIGAN-Am as single as a pin.
SR-But people say you have a child
JOKE JIGAN-Amin oooooo oooooo very soon it will happen when the right man comes
but for now I don’t have any
SR-What do you look out for in a man?
JOKE JIGAN-Plenty money lol.
SR-There are so many rich men in Nigeria,which of them do you want?
JOKE JIGAN-Ah! I’ll not fall for this
your prank o,u want me to mention name
so that ull say am crushing abi* tongue out
SR-How do u unwind?
JOKE JIGAN-I love taking care of my body
ooo,so most times I go to the SPA to get
all sorts done # the best way I unwind
SR-Can you say acting and producing has smiled at you?
JOKE JIGAN-A100% yes
SR-Some people say at inception,beginner actresses are forced to have sex with their superiors,how true is that?
JOKE JIGAN-My brother I dey hear that
story too Oo, but truth be told me never
experience am May be because I produce
SR-How do u handle unwealthy male suitors?
JOKE JIGAN-Lol I don’t think anyone is ” unwealthy”
SR-You just told me you look out for only rich men
JOKE JIGAN-Noooo, that’s not what I said o u asked me what i look for in a man
and I said money, of course am not going to start saying the everyday am looking for God fearing intelligent. Handsome 6 packs tall black man nau money must involve Lol Ambition, truth ,care, trust, and please once again always be truthful no matter how difficult it is to tell me whatever it is those are what I look for in a man
SR-You said u knelt down to greet bisi ibidapo obe,why did you have to do that?
JOKE JIGAN-Because she’s far far older than I am in anyway and I mean come on
am a yoruba girl from a good home and that’s how we greet elders where am from
SR-At what age did you begin to act?
JOKE JIGAN-21 yrs
SR-What year was that?
SR-What are the challenges you face in the movie industry
JOKE JIGAN-The competition now is high we have sooo many pretty good looking up
and coming artistes so before u get a good role in other people’s job its kind of difficult and the stress u go through shooting is crcazy sometimes we shoot till mid night and have to wake up early to shoot again anyway its all good like they say ” no pain no gain”,i see myself as a blessed individual cause I get to do other people s job more than I do mine this days
SR-Would u call yourself a scandal free actress?
SR-Why are you a scandal free actress?
JOKE JIGAN-My name hasn’t been attached to any scandal that I can think of, but if u have heard any please to hesitate to call my attention to it