Kehinde Bankole is a singer, actress and model. She stars in blockbuster Render to Caesar.
What do you like most and least about the character you play in Render to Caesar?
I liked the truth of the situation the character was in and definitely hated being in such a fix.
You’re a musician and model, how do you manage to combine these things with acting?
It’s been challenging combining my beloved music efficiently as I’d love to. Modeling has been easily combined.
Which do you prefer of the three and why?
I find it hard to separate acting and music and the competition between the two has been fierce. Acting seems to be having the most of my attention now but music still has my soul.
Has your involvement in Nollywood been financially rewarding or is it the passion that drives you?
It’s definitely been rewarding but nevertheless under all the circumstances I have worked in, the passion remains the major drive.
What movies can we expect to see you in this year?
Right after Render to Caesar is October 1 and then, Apostates.
What advice do you have for those wanting to join the industry?
Be ready and open to learning. Be ready to work and have your standard from day one.
Who would you like to work with in the future?
Majid Michael, Johnny Depp, Mercy Johnson and Angelina Jolie.
Interviewed by Isabella Akinseye.
Photo: courtesy of Kehinde Bankole.
This interview first appeared in Issue 03 of Nolly Silver Screen magazine.