Act nude? Count me out, says Jumoke Aderounmu

By David Ajiboye

Aderounmu Adejumoke is not your everyday actress. Although she has a charming look and a charisma that got the attention of notable movie producers and directors like Tunde Kelani, Antar Laniyan and Wale Adenuga to feature her in their movies and soap operas.

In a chat with recently the star of Soul Sister disclosed that her sojourn in the entertainment industry has paid off even though “I've not started counting the millions.”

According to her “I'm an upcoming actress, I joined the industry about two years ago and since then, I've been featuring in movies. “My very first role was a nurse in the movie, Okun Ife Yi and I've since worked in Arugba, Oromodie, Owurolawa, Asiri Aye, and Wale Adenuga production's Soul Sisters show. It's been very interesting and challenging at the same time but my greatest achievement is been able to work with some of the best directors in the industry ( Tunde Kelani and Antar Laniyan) in less than three years in the industry.”

Jumoke attended St. Benedicts Nursery and Primary School in Abeokuta, Abeokuta Girls Grammar School for her secondary school education and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife respectively. The second child from a family of seven said she likes making friends and travelling. “I hate fake people who can not be themselves. My role models in the industry are Tunde Kelani, Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs. I respect actresses like Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele, Kate Henshaw Nuttal and Abiola Adebayo because they are very good actresses that inspire me."

Jumoke disclosed further that during her leisure “I like hanging out with friends and clubbing, I've never had any regret so far and I really look forward to working with Tade Ogidan, Yinka Akanbi and Abbey Lanre.

“I believe the industry is growing and very soon, we'll get there. I'm a single lady who believes whoever that is going to marry me must understand my job and have the passion for it just like I do.

"The Caribbean is my dreamland and I hope to be a virtuous woman in life, I can't act nude or semi-nude on any set because I'm a Yoruba girl brought up under a strict environment so I have to be principled."