I Was Walking And A Woman Pulled Me, Kissed Me—Actor ‘Omobanke’

Soji Taiwo isn’t
new to your screen. The Nollywood Yoruba actor is fondly called Omobanke and he
is currently vacationing in Atlanta Georgia, in the US. Today, June 25 is his
birthday and in this interview, he talks about his experience with female fans

Some say you like women? 

Yes. I don’t
hide it. If people say I like women, I will say they are right. I like women a
lot. Why won’t I like them if they are part of what make our job going? Women
and acting are two things that can’t be separated. I will be foolish to take
advantage of that and start to misbehave. Come to think of it, who doesn’t
like women? Who was not born by a woman? I always mention Iya Banke in movies
because I like her so much.

Tell me about your crazy experience with women?

I have had
nasty moments and I could remember a day when I was walking on a street in
Lagos and suddenly, a woman from nowhere approached me drew me closer to her
and kissed me. I was shocked and embarrassed. I asked her why she did that and
her response was that I like you and I have always wanted to do this.

Birthday thnaksgiving in Atlanta Georgia

How do you react to the
report that said you abandoned your wife and kids for your Canadian lover?

There you go
again. Actually, it was not a report. There were series of reports. People have
written a lot of stories about me. They keep writing what they don’t know how
true it is. Right now, I am less bothered about that. You can’t tell me you are
a celebrity if you don’t have different versions of your stories in the media,
whether good or bad.

For the sake of those
who wish to know, can you tell me the correct version?

 Those who
wish to know already know the real thing. Those who don’t know will also know
at the right time. I know what you want to hear, whether I did this or
that…Let’s just say I am happily married and I love my kids. My wife
appreciates my work because I am progressing. I am really enjoying this

do you regret most about being famous?

I don’t like
how some fans embarrass me when I move around. What makes it more painful is
when they see you in company with a public officer, who could throw some money
around. I sometimes wonder why they would leave a public officer and come to
me, an ordinary actor that is looking for his means of livelihood.

With Pasuma Alabi