In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, August, 2020

Standard Actress, Juliet Ibrahim Opens Up On Getting Sexual Advances From Actors

Popular Actress, Juliet Ibrahim Opens Up On Getting Sexual Advances From Actors

Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim is one in all West Africa’s scorching and breathtakingly stunning actresses, movie producers, singers and philanthropists. An entertainer with Lebanese, Ghanaian and Liberian background. Ibrahim has been some of the talked about actresses making waves in each Ghanaian and Nigerian movies. The entrepreneur and mom of 1 opens up on being raped and why she not often will get sexual advances from male colleagues on this interview with SAMPSON UNAMKA.

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WHAT do you need to say on rape contemplating the allegations rocking Nollywood administrators?    

Sadly I haven’t had such experiences within the trade. Nevertheless, rape is going on and occurring in each type of work place. I commend each girl or man who’s capable of converse up and overcome the stigma in addition to carry these evil rapists to gentle. I’m a rape sufferer so I perceive what it means to hold such a burden within you for a few years till you lastly collect braveness to talk up boldly about it. Most ladies are sturdy to talk up finally however I do know males who by no means ever get to talk up due to worry and stigmatization. The closest I got here to a type of harassment was when a director requested me to look down at his pants and see his arduous on. He mentioned he was turned on by me simply strolling by. And I quietly walked away and made certain I by no means labored with him on any set once more.

You’re a stunning girl; how typically do you get romantic advances out of your male colleagues?

I’ll say not often. We’re colleagues and once we all meet on set or at occasions we’re centered on working and networking quite than making advances at one-another to smash a gorgeous working relationship. For me, I’d quite date exterior my trade.

You wrote and printed a ebook in 2019, did you obtain your goal of publishing?

Writing my memoir, A Toast To Life was very therapeutic for me. I truthfully didn’t understand how sturdy I used to be till I put collectively all my experiences collectively on this memoir. I’ve had experiences that will in all probability break the common particular person. However I survived. Therefore, the inspiration behind my ebook is my life. There are such a lot of experiences I have had and life classes discovered alongside the way in which. The ebook is a deeply private narrative of my conquer adversity confronted at completely different levels in my life, and my journey to true self-love.

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By telling my story via this medium, it’s my intention to uplift readers, and remind them that regardless of the various challenges skilled, there actually is at all times gentle on the finish of the tunnel. Readers can be delving into my world. They’ll be studying about Juliet that the screens don’t present and the media had no concept about. Readers may even use my tales and experiences in A Toast To Life to grasp that they’re not alone on this planet and might use their very own experiences to turn into higher as a substitute of coping with it alone and considering that’s the worst factor that might occur to them. My ebook will inspire and encourage them in each facet of life. It may be bought wherever on this planet.

Since fame and fortune got here your manner, how has it affected your love life?

There’s no tips to relationships or about relationships. Being well-known doesn’t have an effect on relationships; the principle factor is what occurs behind closed doorways. When there’s loyalty, love, respect, endurance, tolerance, understanding, communication and honesty in any relationship, that are a very powerful elements to holding a secure relationship, then you haven’t any downside. Above all, a relationship that’s ordained by God will at all times stay secure so long as he’s concerned.

When you look again to while you began, did you see your self on this place fairly early in your profession?

I began appearing at a really younger age the place I carried out at expertise exhibits at school in addition to in church. I actually spent my whole childhood dreaming of changing into a celebrity. I spoke elaborately on this in my ebook “A Toast To Life” . In 2004, I received a magnificence pageant “Miss Queen of Languages” and I obtained known as for an audition; I attended and I landed the lead function for my first film ‘Crime to Christ’. It’s been fantastic dwelling my dream. Not each younger lady will get to dwell her desires. I thank God on a regular basis for permitting me to dwell mine.

After some years of appearing, I had a craving to be behind the scenes. Rising up all through West Africa, I’ve seen many tales unfold proper earlier than my eyes. I noticed that the human expertise was so numerous and wealthy that there’s room for these tales to be on the massive display. I needed to carry these tales to life.

So when the time was proper I went proper forward and ventured into directing and producing. I’ve produced music movies, TV collection , quick movies and several other films. I additionally get employed by musicians, unbiased movie makers and different firms to work with them as a producer/director on their initiatives. My manufacturing firm is Jewelz Productions.

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Who impressed your choice to enter appearing?

I had at all times needed to be a celebrity and be on TV. Watching Bollywood films while a toddler impressed me to need to be on TV and appearing.

What had been your goals and visions while you determined to enter appearing, would you say you may have achieved them?

I’m an actress, a mom of 1, an entrepreneur, a producer, a singer, a director, a grasp of ceremony and an Writer. I’m bilingual, I converse fluent English and French. I began appearing at a really younger age the place I carried out at expertise exhibits at school and in church. I used to be additionally singing at these expertise exhibits and within the choir. Then, In 2004 I received a magnificence pageant and I obtained known as for an audition; The place I landed the lead function. The remainder they are saying is historical past.

I’ve been in a position to make use of my profession to influence many lives via my NGO “Juliet Ibrahim Basis“ in addition to create different avenues for myself and my model. Aside from appearing, I’m an expert compere, I run a manufacturing firm, Jewelz Productions and we produce and direct movies, musical movies, TV collection, you identify it. I’m additionally an entrepreneur and I have my very own line of magnificence merchandise and Shades by Juliet Ibrahim. I’m into a number of different companies and I not too long ago turned an creator of a memoir titled “ A toast to life “

Share a few of your memorable moments within the film trade because you started.

Each second on a film set is a memorable one for me! It’s from the experiences; working with a brand new crew, new director, new colleagues , the behind the scenes that makes all of it distinctive and memorable.

What would you discuss with as your successful energy having been capable of stay related within the final decade?

The movie trade has equal sexes on the forefront. My expertise as a feminine actor and filmmaker in Nollywood has been fairly a journey. as a girl one has to at all times attempt to be a step forward of her friends and thrive to get via

locations the male film-makers can simply get. Nevertheless; there’s at all times a optimistic and unfavourable to every gender within the movie trade. Some favors are straightforward for feminine filmmakers to return by, whereas others are straightforward for male film-makers to return by.

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Carving a distinct segment for my model and consistency has been what’s saved me on the prime of my recreation. That is tremendous necessary as it’s; on these units the place relationships are made that can maintain your profession.

Which administrators do you want to work with?

My dream is to work with Tyler Perry, Adam Sandler , Kunle Afolayon, and Shirley Frimpong Manso

COVID-19 had disrupted numerous plans for entertainers, what had been your plans earlier than the  pandemic?

I launched my cosmetics and wonder model ‘Shades by Juliet Ibrahim’ and it’s promoting on Amazon and Jumia, this implies it may be shipped all over the world. I had not too long ago introduced my magnificence pageant known as Miss Worldwide Africa Pageant which is a platform to groom younger women to turn into a drive to reckon with in society so we had the Grand Finale date set for 21st March sadly it was affected on account of COVID-19 social distancing.

I’m additionally nonetheless engaged on the discharge of a serious undertaking and I can’t wait to share it with the world. On this undertaking I’ve determined to inform all of it regarding my love life, household, profession and so forth.  I used the pandemic lockdown to arrange my Youtube channel and create extra nice concepts. You’ll be able to anticipate A lot of extra thrilling new initiatives. All of those infos can be found on my web sites.

What are your plans shifting ahead?

Is the pandemic over? I had no such concept! I really feel that’s fairly deceptive of you to say please. It’s NOT over till the World well being Group says it’s. Let’s all stay vigilant and follow the crucial hygienic strategies set in place by our leaders and WHO to shield ourselves and our households throughout this pandemic. Sure, locations are opening up as soon as once more, however sadly; COVID-19 has come to remain! The earlier we understand that, the higher for us as a individuals to stay alert and prudent. Keep in mind well being is wealth.

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Supply: The Nation

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