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MEDIA ARE HELPFUL BUT DESTRUCTIVE TO CELEBRITIES-REMI SURUTU

Source: Babajide Ogunbumi/Nigeriafilms.com
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Oluremi Oshodi, the veteran actress who has paid her dues in Nollywood, most especially the Yoruba genre has resurfaced again after five years of abstaining from media interviews and reports. This Nollywood actress popularly known as Remi Surutu reveals that actors are human beings too, and as celebrities, they are not supposed to be scandal free.

She said this while answering question on how she has been able to go through her tough times in a scandal prone industry. The producer of Leyin Igbeyawo, a movie that starred Funke Akindele, was of the opinion that most scandalous stories are mere imaginations of the writers.

While scoring Nigeria's media, Surutu views the media as helpful at one time and destructive to celebrities some other time, “But any way, I still love the media. My reason is that we as artiste still get a lot of benefits from the media. Most stories are published to tarnish the image of the affected persons. I have made myself not the party type, this has been from childhood. I don't have a trend for going out.” she further explained that scandals could happen to anybody, irrespective of one's field or profession. Nigerians always pick on celebrities, thinking of them as bitches; that is why I don't mix my social life, that of been a celebrity with my personal life. That is why I play it on a low key,” she revealed.

On the assumption that females that female folks do better than their male counterparts, Remi cited examples of the likes of Ramson Noah, Nonso Diobi, Mike Ezeronye who are doing great even as Glo ambassadors and the likes.

Remi Surutu also said that she has just completed her latest movie. She said the cinema movie that will be premiered soon revolves round graduates, who end up being jobless, turning out to be touts, hooligans, and crazy fellow to the society

Talking about her bitter experience in the hands of the media, three and a half years ago, Remi revealed “It was a bitter story on my sick child. But I have put that behind me. That was the last time I had a bad story.” She sees herself not only as a public figure but a good mother to her children.