Popular Yoruba actress, producer and musician, Ronke Ojo, popularly addressed as Ronke Oshodi Oke, is known for her comedic roles in the Yoruba film genre.
She recently celebrated seven years wedding anniversary with her husband, Sylvester Gbolahan Anthony. ENCOMIUM Weekly had a chat with the thespian about her marriage and music career…
How does it feel celebrating seven years of love?
It feels good and I thank God.
How do you balance being an entertainer and a housewife?
It has been God.
It’s very difficult for people in the entertainment industry to keep their marriages. Can you tell us the secret behind your marriage?
It’s not only people in the entertainment industry, that is what is happening in the world right now, it’s a global thing. I have seen marriage of five months even three months that crashed. But it’s because we are in the limelight that is why our own is pronounced. There is no secret behind my marriage, I’m not different from others (people in the music industry). It’s just God’s grace that is keeping my marriage.
Should we be expecting more children from you?
By the grace of God. It’s God that gives children not man.
What is going on in your music career?
My music career is perfect. Like I always say, it’s one step at a time and whatever I want to do, I do it at my own time so that I can be satisfied. Also, the industry is growing very fast. If you want to do something, you have to do the right thing. I’m not in a rush and I don’t want to sing because I want to sing, I want to sing because I want people to listen to my music and pick one or two things. As a wife, a mother and a role model, I want my music to affect people positively.
Should your fans be expecting an album from you?
Yes, by the special grace of God.
When is your album coming out?
I don’t know for now, it could be this year or next year. But for me what is worth doing at all is worth doing well. So, I will really take my time before I do my songs. It’s not a matter of just singing, it’s a matter of impacting people’s lives.
How was 2015 career wise?
2015, for me, was not bad career wise and I thank God, though I didn’t do much movies in 2015. I did more of anchoring events because people call me to anchor events. So, I did more of music and anchoring events than movies in 2015. That is what identifies me as an entertainer. I hope 2016 will be better.
What should your fans expect from you in 2016?
Now, I’m working on two projects. I am working on Osun Sengese. Osun Sengese is the story of Osun Oshogbo and I’m almost through with that.
The second project is Fehintola Olobi. It is a true life story of one of my mentors, Fehintola Onifade and it will be out soon. I also know that people will like to see the movie.
What are the challenges of your career?
I don’t really have a challenge because I don’t call myself a star or a celebrity because God is the only one that is a star and also a celebrity .So whatever I do is always part of me because you know the reason behind anything you do. If you write good things about me I will say thank you, and if you write bad things about me, though I will not be happy, I will still say thank you. So, I don’t think there is
really a challenge. It’s just that I will like to have more time with my family and as you all know I am a family person. Because of that I will like to have more time with my children, husband, dad, mom, and also my friends but the time I have with them is too small. I make sure that I make it up for them. Even at that, some of them still say, Ronke, we miss you.