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,herÂ allegedÂ relationship with Â FEMI ADEBAYO. ENJOY IT
movies to her credit,what is the drivingÂ force behind this sudden success and how
did it start?JOKE JIGAN-Acting is something Iâ€™ve beenÂ wanting to do since I was a kid, itâ€™snot by accident that I became anÂ actress, I remember I used to playÂ acting for my parents friends when they come to the house back then andÂ sometimes I play acting in front of theÂ mirror alone lol, then my elder sisterÂ was an actress too so Iâ€™ve always wantedÂ to be like her and here I am, to God beÂ all the glory!
SR-How many movies have you participated in?
JOKE JIGAN-Ah! Canâ€™t remember oooooo butÂ I know itâ€™s over 10 * covers face*
SR-which one was the most influential to Kyour fame
JOKE JIGAN-â€œIkokoâ€ then I have this oneÂ I just produced titled â€ Bisola Beyonce
â€ its not out yet but the promo is inÂ virtually all movies and I get loads of
phone calls text messages home andÂ abroad
SR-which of your movies tasked you the most?
JOKE JIGAN-The most awaiting Bisola,Â Beyonce cause I gave it my best shot,Â 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, amÂ from ogun state, ijebu ife to be preciseÂ ijebu remi wa Â proud ijebu girl lol
SR-Our source told us that you donâ€™tÂ have a too good relationship with yourÂ colleaguesâ€¦
JOKE JIGANâ€“Â AhahahahahahahahahahahahHahah,amÂ laughing so hard I can feel a 6 packsÂ coming, donâ€™t know where u got that fromÂ but I know am the one with most friends
in the industry, and am hearing this forÂ the first time
SR-What is your relationship with iyabo ojo and bisi ibidapo obe like?
JOKE JIGAN-Ah! Those ones are my â€Â Auntiesâ€ oooo,just finished a job thatÂ Aunty iyabo was there sef, and the lastÂ time I saw Aunty bisi I can rememberÂ vividly that I walked up to her AndÂ almost went on my kneels to greet herÂ and she said I should stand up she evenÂ told me am a very pretty girl *Â Blushing* I love those ladies so much â€
SR-Who is your mentor?
JOKE JIGAN-I want to be like OprahÂ Winfrey when I grow up
SR-And not any actress in Nigeria!!!
JOKE JIGAN-Hmmmn! My love for ToyinÂ aimakhu and Tonto dike is out of thisÂ world.
SR-What is your educational Qualification?
JOKE JIGAN-My primary / secondary schoolÂ was in Ogun state then I proceeded toÂ 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 thatâ€™s sooo not trueÂ joor,some people are saying am datingÂ him, let me address this here and nowÂ thereâ€™s absolutely nothing between meÂ and uncle femi oooooo, heâ€™s a seniorÂ 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 soonÂ it will happen when the right man comes
but for now I donâ€™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! Iâ€™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 donâ€™t think anyone is â€ unwealthyâ€
SR-You just told me you look out for only rich men
JOKE JIGAN-Noooo, thatâ€™s not what I
saidÂ o u asked me what i look for in a man
and I said money, of course am not goingÂ to start saying the everyday am lookingÂ for God fearing intelligent. Handsome 6Â packs tall black man nau money mustÂ involve Lol Ambition, truth ,care, trust, and pleaseÂ once again always be truthful no matterÂ how difficult it is to tell me whateverÂ 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 sheâ€™s far far olderÂ than I am in anyway and I mean come on
am a yoruba girl from a good home andÂ thatâ€™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 highÂ we
have sooo many pretty good looking up
and coming artistes so before u get aÂ good role in other peopleâ€™s job its kindÂ of difficult and the stress u go throughÂ shooting is crcazy sometimes we shootÂ till mid night and have to wake up earlyÂ to shoot again anyway its all good likeÂ they say â€ no pain no gainâ€,i see myselfÂ as a blessed individual cause I get toÂ do other people s job more than I doÂ mine this days
SR-Would u call yourself a scandal free actress?
SR-Why are you a scandal free actress?
JOKE JIGAN-My name hasnâ€™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