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From Music To Movie: Olojuede Star, Mimmy Tea Tells His Crossover Story

Mimmy Tea, real names Oyetunji Omokola Olawole shot into the limelight as a musical talent. Of late however, he has been functioning well as a role interpreter in the role tape environment. In this encounter, he explains how he has been able to effectively navigate the two world. Read on..

Q How would you describe Mimitea

A: Mimmytea is an extremely passionate person with a magnetic personality who can as well dance to the beat of different drummers.

Q: What was your growing up like

A: I grew up having a good and healthy life. Everything was on point and Life was worth living. I am happy I have a father who would do everything at his disposals to make sure things work out for his kids.

Q:Which part of the country were you really bred.

A: Akwa-Ibom state

Q: You are popular musician, how did you come into the make believe industry

being a musical artiste, I had opportunities to meet movie star so I was called to come performance one of my hit song then titled ‘Oloju Ede’ in 2008. The title of the movie was ‘Leyin Abamo’ which starred Mide Martins, Kunle Afod, Omobotty, Eniola Omo kirikiri ans host of others. But before then I did ‘waka pass’ in 2005 in Osogbo lol.

Q: How many years have you been in the industry now

A:Professionally i have been in the entertainment industry for 15years basically music and movie.

Q:When was the first time you ever featured in any film

A:2005. That was in Osogbo. We went for a movie shoot from school, the producer’s name is Kingsley and that was the first time I met Akin Olaiya, Peju Ogunmola and Baba wande

Q: Who are your rule models if you have one?

A: I have a lot of them who are my senior colleagues but I have special interest in Taiwo Hassan (Ogogo) and Ibrahim Chatta (Ojoja) because they are detailed actors

Q: So, how would you rate your industry


Q: Have you done any production on your own

A:No I haven’t. I decided to learn acting well before planning my own production which will be soon.

Q. From music to movie. What’s your breakthrough story in movie making like.

A: It has been gradual step and am glad am getting roles because I know my onions. Kayode Adebayo (Kay Alubarika) really stood by me and through him I learnt more about acting.

Q: Like how many directors have you worked with and which of them do you like most?
A: I have worked, not with a lot of director but I will give credit to Kunle Afod, he is the genesis of my bold step into the movie industry, Murphy Afolabi deserves credit from me too and Kayode Adebayo has been the big pillar behind me till date. God bless them for me

Q: Where do you see yourself in the next few years from now

A:God willing. I hope to hit limelight big in the next few years and I pray God will count me worthy if it.

By Faleye Oluwatosin

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