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Being boxed into playing romantic roles made me take break from acting -Damilola Adegbite

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Gorgeous actress, Damilola Adegbite gained prominence through TV series, Tinsel. The role interpreter was formerly married to Chris Attoh, a fellow actor. The marriage later hit the rocks though the union bore them a son.

 

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In a recent interview with media personality, Ebuka Uchendu, Adegbite said being a single mother comes with huge responsibility.

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” I had never really been the type to be everywhere.To be doing everything because that is what is trending.I have never really been the noisy type.There is a huge responsibility that comes with being a single mother, because now you are mummy and the daddy”, she said.

 

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Asked how she reacts to negative social comments, she said: “You say anything I don’t like, I block you.I delete the comment. Nobody is above blocking”.

 

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Speaking further, Adegbite who starred in ‘Merry Men’, a movie produced by Ayo Makun(AY), said being boxed into playing  romantic roles forced her initial retreat from the industry.

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“I did feel like that at the beginning because I noticed that many of the roles I was being casted for were intimate roles because of the kind of relationship that I had on Tinsel with my co-cast as in Soji and Kwame. It was like you know they were my love interests so I was getting a lot of you have to be intimate in all your roles and I think that kind of reduces your you know, it just minimizes your potential. You’re just being boxed in the same place or especially as an actor. I’m an actor in the first place which means I’m a creative which means I like to express myself,” Adegbite said.

 

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“So I want to be the poor girl on the streets, I want to be the person selling plantain, I want to experience different roles but they’ll tell you, you cannot sell plantains you’re light-skinned so yeah it was a bit of an issue it still is honestly, I think it still is but yeah I haven’t left by the way it’s not like I’ve left the industry I’m just very choosy, very picky I think that’s what it is.”

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