While speaking in an exclusive interview with Punch newspaper, popular Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, who rose to prominence after being featured in the 2Face Idibia’s music video, African Queen, has cleared the air on the notion that her big boobs are her selling point, saying that he brain is what has been keeping her going strong.
Below are excerpts from the chat;
I was born in Agenebode, Edo State, in 1983. I had a very wonderful childhood because I come from a loving family and it was fun for me all the way. I always got whatever I wanted and I loved being the centre of attention.
I never knew that I would become an actress someday. I’m not one of those people that would say that they discovered their talent while in the womb. It wasn’t something that I planned for but along the line, I realise that I was very passionate about it and I decided to take it serious. I got into the industry through Charles Novia, and he was the one that invited me for my first movie role. It was on that set that I met Uzodinma Okpechi, who invited me for the video of 2face’s African Queen.
As is to be expected, they did not like the idea. In those days, most parents didn’t like the idea of their children becoming actors because they felt it was a profession that didn’t have much prospect. But now, they are very proud of me and supportive. They started supporting me when I did a movie for the Redeemed Christian Church of God. My father was attending the church at the time and he was pleased that his daughter was in front of hundreds of thousands of people at the church’s convention ground.
I have not been challenged enough yet. I have played almost every character, so there’s really nothing left to do. If you look at it critically, almost every story these days is a version of something that had been written earlier by another person. And this also applies to Hollywood with movies like Batman, Superman and others. However, I once acted as a widow who had to mourn her late husband for a very long period. That script really touched me and I actually cried on set. I can be very daring on set and go to any length to interpret my character but I can never act nude.
I thank God that I have a good figure and I have no regrets. However, I like my eyes so much and you can say that they’re my best features. Even though many people feel my big boobs are my selling point, but it is my brain. As for the people insinuating that I did surgery to enlarge my boobs, I have always been this way. People who know me from way back will confirm that I’m naturally endowed.
I feel very happy and blessed in my marriage. I think I married at the perfect time even though I’m in my early 30s. My husband is a very special person and I always say that men like him are very rare. Being married will not affect my career. Meanwhile, my husband is also an actor so he knows the terrain.
Click here to read the full interview on Punch.