Actor, Deyemi Okanlawon has revealed why he finds it hard to assist his wife in the kitchen. The Prophetess star actor in a recent interview said, “I hardly do house chores because we have enough domestic support. But, I enjoy bathing my sons when I can. However, I can prepare ‘noodles a la carte’. That is about the only food I can cook.”
What asked the toughest role he has ever acted, the father of two lovely boys recalls, “So far, there have been three roles I have found almost equally taxing, albeit for different reasons. The first is acting as ‘Femi Stone’ in Funke Akindele and JJC’s movie, Omo Ghetto: The Saga. Not only because of the sheer scale of the production and the calibre of actors I was working with but it was the first time I was cast to play such a role and I thank the Scene One production team for providing all the support I needed.The second is the character, ‘Fogo Bombastic’ in Niyi Akinmolayan’s movie, The Prophetess, where I had to speak Yoruba. I had never done that before and I also had to eat raw pepper throughout the production. The third was acting as ‘Bayo Olaoluwa’ in Yewande Zacheus’ movie, The Wait, which was extremely emotional for me because my wife and I had faced the same issues in real life.”
His most memorable moments in the industry so far, “Eight years ago (2013), as the head of marketing for OLX Nigeria, I made the decision to switch careers. However, my first film experience as an adult was in 2010. Working on the Omo Ghetto: The Saga production has been my most memorable experience so far. From been cast in the movie to being on set with the best actors in the film industry and seeing how audiences from Lagos to Abuja and Dubai thoroughly loved the movie, it has indeed being a wonderful experience. So far, I may have had some less than pleasurable experiences but I have never been one to dwell on bad experiences or regrets, especially because I have found that each of such experiences has been a blessing in disguise and a stepping stone to greater things.”, Deyemi Okanlawon further stated.