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Chit-chat With Jemima Osunde

Saturday, 29 July 2017




Happy Saturday everyone! I'm super excited for this feature post with the talented actress and Medical student, Jemima Osunde who proves that it isn't impossible to keep chasing that Degree whilst following your passion, which in her case is acting.
You may have caught this on-screen beauty on the hit TV series spreading across the African continent like wildfire, MTV Shuga 4 (which I'm so obsessed with myself) where she plays 'Leila' or in the Bini Epic movie, Esohe: The Movie where she plays 'Esohe'.
I, as a fellow young African woman, find her journey totally inspiring!

Join in on our conversation in the comment section below ;)
Keep in touch with Jemima here


Me: Tell us a little about yourself
JO: My name is Jemima Osunde. I'm a student and an actress.

Me: What made you decide to start acting?
JO: I've always been interested in both science and entertainment. I was already in my first year in the university when I just decided to go for an audition and see what happens. I did and it's led me here so far.

Me: It's no news that you're also a university student, what are you studying and how do you juggle acting and academics?
JO: I'm studying physiotherapy at the College of medicine. I'm almost in my final year now. As for how I juggle both school and acting, I just try as much as I can to do one thing at a time. Never double book or over book myself and I always remember to make time out to rest.

Me: How did your first ever audition go?
JO: It went quite well. I was nervous as expected and not totally sure I was doing the right thing but I guess I didn't completely mess it up since I got a call back.

Me: What was your first role as an actress?
JO: My first role is what you'd call a proper wakapass *laughs*. I had one scene and all I had to do in it was cross the road, buy some akara and ignore an admirer. That was it!



Me: Favorite character you've played will be....
JO: My favorite character would have to be Esohe. It was a very challenging role and it pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. Shooting it wasn't easy but I'm very proud of the end result. It's also a movie that showcases the Bini kingdom, where I happen to come from :)

Me: Whats your behind-the-scene ritual?
JO: My behind the scene ritual would be snoozing. I usually take short naps to rejuvenate myself.

Me: Any embarrassing or funny behind-the-scene moments?
JO: I have a lot of funny moments cause I'm usually goofing around but the highlight would definitely be when I fell on set while trying to show off my judo skills *laughs*. I fell bum flat. This was on the set of MTVshuga 4.

Me: Most challenging moments of your acting career/academics
JO: The most challenging time so far has to be when I was working on a film set in Enugu and had exams at the same time all the way in Lagos. I had to travel multiple times to meet up with both. I also had to stay up all night sometimes to study while I shot during the day.

Me: What does a typical day in the life of Jemima look like?
JO: A typical day would be going to the clinic, having lectures, going back to my room to relax and go through my messages before I sleep.
Pretty much a normal school day.
Me: One thing you can't leave the house without?
JO: My phone.

Me: Advice to young aspiring actors and actresses
JO: Be persistent in your hustle and keep working on yourself. There's always room for improvement. Improve on your craft and work really hard. Your breakthrough will come by God's grace.

Me: Last words to the blog readers
JO: The celebrities we see online and on TV are regular people like you and I but doing extraordinary things. Bottom line is that they are human beings like you, don't go out of your way trying to live the "perceived" life they are living because at the end of the day, you only see what they want you to see. It's not always what it seems so don't be in a competition with anybody. Live within your means.



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4 comments on "Chit-chat With Jemima Osunde"
  1. Lovely post, Chinenye. Keep it up!
    I respect Jemima, although I haven't watched Shuga yet. I just want to brag a bit since we attend lectures on the same campus :) Anyway, lovely advice here, I wish you both all the best.

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  2. Lovely post, Chinenye. Keep it up!
    I respect Jemima, although I haven't watched Shuga yet. I just want to brag a bit since we attend lectures on the same campus :) Anyway, lovely advice here, I wish you both all the best.

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    1. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post xox

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