Aisha Lawal is a Nigerian Movie Producer, Actress, Entertainer, Interior decorator, Event Planner and a Producer more popular in the Yoruba movie sector.
In an interview with Punch, the actress talked about her background and journey to acting.
Here’s the interview:
I am from a family of three children and I am the second child. My mother is a secondary school principal and my father is deceased. I attended Adeen International School for my primary education. Thereafter, I proceeded to Federal Government College, Ogbomoso, for my post-primary education. I did my A levels in Ilorin, Kwara State, before I went to Lead City University, Ibadan, for my first degree in law and subsequently went for my chamber attachment. I later did a second degree in public administration.
When I was in 400 level in the university, we were encouraged to go and undergo a vocational course so that we would be empowered and not necessarily wait for government employment upon graduation. I thought about learning cake making but, I later stumbled on a movie audition and said to myself that, ‘‘I can do this.’’ Afterwards, I attended J15 School of Performing Arts, owned by Femi Adebayo to hone my acting skills. The first movie that I featured in was Adunmadete and it was a waka [email protected] role. I remember that I was quite frightened as it was my first time of facing a camera and I was on the same set with Funke Akindele-Bello and Toyin Abraham. Even though I played the role of a prostitute, I didn’t want to wear a short dress but I had to do so eventually. After that, I have featured in several movies and I’ve even lost count.
As a producer, I have churned out movies including Imu Nika, Opon Ife and many others. While I attended J15 School of Performing Arts, I majored in scriptwriting and acting, so it was easy for me to make the transition from acting to producing. When I wrote my first story, my boss, Femi Adebayo showed me the proper ways to do things.