Ace Nollywood actress, Iniobong Edo, better known as Ini Edo has revealed that late Nigerian broadcaster, Tokunbo Ajayi was her role model.
The thespian made this known during a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, where she also said her childhood dream was to be a lawyer or a newscaster.
She further said she dropped the idea of becoming a lawyer or journalist after she went to the university to study diploma, Theater Art.
Speaking during the chat, she said, “I wanted to be a lawyer or newscaster. My role model was the late Tokunbo Ajayi. I always loved to watch her news. That is actually who I wanted to be like. I never really thought that I was going to be an actor.
“I have always been in the arts in school, church, you know. But then I went to do a Theater Art diploma when I was waiting for my JAMB to go do Law. Then I started doing stage acting. The opportunity to go to the film came, and I just became an actor. It was destiny.”
Ini Edo went on to say her family was initially opposed to her decision to join Nollywood as an actress.
According to her, a movie director, Ikenna Igwe was the one who helped to convince her parents to go3 into acting.