In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, June, 2020

Meet Amanda Ebeye, The Nigerian Actress Who Drinks Tons Of Liquid, However Not Water

Meet Amanda Ebeye, The Nigerian Actress Who Drinks Lots Of Liquid, But Not Water

Amanda Ebeye

Amanda Ebeye

Every thing Amanda Ebeye touches actually turns to gold. The actress and filmmaker is considered the distinctive TV woman since she lower her enamel within the TV world with Metropolis Sisters in 2009.

On this interview, Ebeye speaks on the inspiration behind her new challenge, results of COVID-19 on the business, her love for the digicam and causes she’s not seen at main occasions.

You will have develop into well-known doing TV than films. How precisely did you get on TV?

Metropolis Sisters was the primary TV present and first main manufacturing I ever took half in. It was in 2009 and Gregory and Debbie Odutayo produced it. I went for the audition and Debbie requested what makes me assume I’m the very best individual for the job, and I mentioned, ‘it’s as a result of I’m a good actress’ and he or she laughed. I believe she preferred the truth that I’m assured. Certainly, I obtained the function and we travelled to Ghana to shoot Metropolis Sisters

You will have a brand new TV sequence, It’s A Loopy World, what impressed it?

It’s A Loopy World was impressed strongly by social media. We all know the pseudo life-style that goes on in that world, the competitors. I wished a sequence that will not simply be humorous, but in addition educate ladies and boys rising up. I wished it to chop throughout all African houses, and impression on each younger and previous. I wished one thing that will train values, morals and educate them on the plagues of social media.

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Social media is a blessing and a curse on the similar time. Folks typically put up solely their completely satisfied moments and their followers on social media get impressed. Those that admire the completely satisfied folks additionally neglect that there have been occasions they had been unhappy. We neglect that it’s no excellent life and that’s what It’s A Loopy World has come to do – to disclose what went on earlier than these excellent photographs and movies had been taken. I would like the sequence to educate, entertain and make us chortle. I used to be in movie college after I deliberate it; the identical time I deliberate my quick movies, horrors. It’s A Loopy World is now exhibiting on STV and NTA. It’s going to definitely worth the whereas.

From the forged, it appears like a excessive price range manufacturing. How had been you in a position to fund it?

Sure, it’s a very excessive price range manufacturing and my associate and I needed to go all out for this manufacturing. We couldn’t compromise. From pre-production, precise manufacturing to post-production, it was a whole lot of funding, actually. From the start of the sequence, I knew that Bob Manuel-Udokwu was going to play Don. I’ve by no means met him, however I used to be so sure about that. I went all out to get him to be a part of the group. Kunle Coker too, I knew he could be the very best to steadiness it up. There’s this stylish carriage about him. Grace Amah, Treasure Abbasi, Francis Odega, and all, it was a very good steadiness.

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In what methods is it completely different from the opposite works you’ve finished?

The opposite movie I had shot was a brief film. Horrors was a 40-minute film. I’ve additionally collaborated in different productions, however they weren’t absolutely mine. It’s A Loopy World is completely different as a result of I needed to take care of a bigger forged and a excessive price range. I shot Horrors in Canada and the tv sequence in Nigeria. It was actually tasking.

You’ve been in entrance of the digicam and behind. Which expertise do you get pleasure from most?

I’ll say each, in entrance I’m delivering, behind I’m creating. As a filmmaker and artiste, I get pleasure from each equally.

Despite your attractiveness, you’re one of many few celebrities hardly seen on the purple carpet. Why is that?

The mixture I’ve within me is uncommon. I like to be in entrance of the digicam, however after I’m not rolling, I could possibly be shy and extra of an introvert. I’m not a lot of an outing individual or purple carpet individual, however I go infrequently.

As a mom, how do you joggle work-life steadiness?

As a mom, I multi-task naturally, so I do each fairly effectively. After I gave delivery, I by no means stopped working. In actual fact, having a toddler even made me work tougher. It pushed me additional as a consequence of extra obligations. Now, I am pondering for 2. It’s a lovely expertise.

How do you retain your self radiating?

Actually, for magnificence routine, I all the time wash my face with water. I don’t sleep with make-up on. I drink plenty of liquid (not water). I’m probably not a fan of water.

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What have you ever missed most because the lockdown?

Leaving my home, seeing family and friends, now all we do is discuss on the cellphone. I simply miss issues being regular, however atimes issues like these make you admire stuff you usually would take with no consideration like making out time to see family members. I miss transferring round freely. Nonetheless, the lockdown makes you admire and worth household extra. We miss handshakes, hugs and all of the bonds. They’re all gone for now. COVID-19 makes us notice little issues that matter that we had taken with no consideration.

What classes would you say the COVID-19 lockdown has taught you?

I’ve realized to treasure household, friendship and household time the extra. Proper now, they’re reminiscences. We are able to’t are available contact with giant household, and it takes loads away from us. Each second we get to see every different, we must always treasure it as a result of we don’t know tomorrow. It’s best we make good use of our immediately.


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