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‘I am still comfortable being single’ – Rukky Sanda

NOLLYWOOD star, Rukky Sanda has consolidated on her effort to become one of the top rated producers in the industry by churning out yet another blockbuster, Keeping My Man, which is due for premiere on Friday, September 27, 2013.

ENCOMIUM Weekly had an interview with the Lagos born thespian on the premiere and other issues including massive criticisms that trailed the boobs popping dress she wore recently at an event.



rukky73What’s the latest concerning your career?

My career is moving fine.  I am warming up for the premiere of my latest movie, Keeping My Man, on Friday, September 27, 2013.  And it’s going to be in cinemas from that same day.

Who are the stars paraded in the movie?

The movie parades a galaxy of stars, including Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, Alex Ekubo, Karen Igho, myself and others.  It’s going to make a difference in the industry by the special grace of God.

It is a high or low budget movie?

It’s a high budget movie.  It costs millions of naira. It’s a very standard movie, nothing is missing.

Since you started as a producer few years back, how would you describe the experience?

It has been wonderful. It has been a good learning experience for me, and I am growing with it.

How many movies have you produced since you started out?

I have produced over 10 movies.  This year alone, I have produced six.  Although, it’s a very serious work, I enjoy it because I constantly learn new things about the profession.

How many of these movies have you released?

I have released a lot of them. I don’t just produce, I always make sure whatever movie produced from my stable comes out for my fans to enjoy. I won’t produce a movie that will not see the light of the day.  For instance, I released some of my movies, including The Search, Love Lorn, Obscure Motive, and a few others late last year and this year.  Another one, In Her Shoes which parades top stars including Oge Okoye, Yemi Blaq and others was out on Monday, September 9, 2013.

Would you say being a producer is worth the while?

Yes, it is. It makes me more creative.  And it enables me make sole decisions about my project.  I am really enjoying it.  Also, it gives me the opportunity to play different roles unlike being a stereotyped character.  I always make sure all my stories are unique.

Yvonne Nelson and Rukky Sanda at House of Gold movie premiere

Yvonne Nelson and Rukky Sanda at House of Gold movie premiere

What’s your comment about pornographic movie taking over Nollywood, especially the one of Afrocandy?

I am not really interested in anybody’s project, I am only concentrating on my project. I am not saying pornographic movies are not existing in the industry, but I am yet to see one.  So, I can’t pass any comment on that. What interests me most is to shoot a movie that a lot of people will benefit from. A kind of amazing story that people will learn a lot from, which can be of positive impact on the society.  I am out to make a difference.

With your stance, it shows you can’t act nude if at all you’re paid millions…

Act nude?  I can’t.  I am only interested in movies that make sense.

Would you say you’re fulfilled?

I am just a beginner.  I am still growing and learning but very focused.  I am just a girl, I am yet to be fulfilled. I am yet to achieve one per cent of what I intend achieving.  But by God’s grace, I will get there.

Who is your ideal man?

That will be someone that has a good heart.  And he must be focused and intelligent. He must also be creative so that we will grow together.

Can you marry a fellow actor?

There is nothing wrong in that. It’s the individual that matters, not job description.  You just have to know who you’re getting involved with in a relationship.

How comfortable is Rukky Sanda as a spinster?

I thank God, I am in a very good place.

Do you have a man rocking your life at the moment?

If there is anything like that, you will get to know about it.

Recently, you wore a boob popping dress to the movie premiere of one of your friends and colleagues, Yvonne Nelson, which generated a lot of reactions within and outside the country.  What’s your comment on this?

People see only what they want to see, and say what they want to say.  Left to me, I am not interested in any negativity. I am only concentrating on my career.

Okay, what informed what you wore that day?

What did I wear?  I wore a nice dress, and I was comfortable with it.


–           TADE ASIFAT

This story was first published in ENCOMIUM Weekly on Tuesday, August 17, 2013

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