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Tolulope Oke, is a graduate of Sociology from University of Lagos. She studied Dramatic Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile Ife. Tolulope is a prominent Nollywood actress. She has featured in several film productions that featured some notable Nollywood faces. She has just produced a new film titled “Cookie Spot”. In this interview, she speaks about her new movie, its focus and importance to the audience. She also has words of encouragement for women. She enjoined women to remain steadfast amidst the challenges of life.

THE NEW MOVIE AND ITS STORYLINE

” Cookie Pot”. Cookie Spot is a story and it is a reflection about life. According to Tolu,” I believe in hope and I tried to project life and it possibilities. “Cookie Spot  as she aptly puts it is a story of survival wherever you find yourself. There is always a means of survival. The inspiration of Cookie Spot from a carwash that can turn to a big business. The lady got help from a woman where she was working to establish her own business. She wanted a good life for her mother and herself which the mother rejected due tountold story she didn’t reveal to her daughter about her father. Some notable Nollywood starts who featured in Cookie Pot are Adejumo Lewis,Funso Adeolu,Sola Sobowale,Ayo Adesanya,Bolanle Ninalowo, Omowunmi Dada and a host of others.

THE MESSAGE OF COOKIE SPOT

Women should not be overwhelmed with challenges. They should believe they can make it despite all odds. I believe every woman has a staying power that should confront every challenge and overcome.I want every woman out there to have positive spirit which will definitely make them overcome in life.

There is the need for women to support one another. The young women should see the bigger picture of whatever they are doing. Possibilities are endless in life. Whatever you are doing, you should not give up. You can always be a better person wherever you are. You should learn to survive in a way that will add value to others.

Tolulope believes Cookie Pot will challenge every young lady out there to have the women and women generally should have the strong will to succeed against all the odds in life. 

ABOUT TOLULOPE OKE

Tolulope Oke was born in Lagos and she attended Mercy day Primary School and St.Mary primary school, both in Okota, Lagos. She later attended Remo Divisional High School in Sagamu, Ogun State and Ibadan Grammar School, in Oyo State. She read Sociology at the University of Lagos. She later studied Dramatic Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo, University,Ife

GROWING UP

I grew up in a large family and they have extended relations living with her own family. I have been independent minded as young person. Acting has been in me since my primary school days. My parents didn’t see the skills in me so they wanted me to study Law. All they wanted to see their only girl become was a Lawyer.I am the only girl and I have formed my opinion early in life about who I should be and what I should do to put my potentials into good use.

JOINING THE INDUSTRY

I joined  the industry in 2005/2006 but started fully 2011/2012 when she featured in Awure eni produced by Muhideen Oladapo. Ibrahim Chatta,Moji Olaiya were also part of the movie too.Ahe has featured in over 20 movies including Dazling Mirage by Tunde Kelani, Jennifer diary and Induststreet by Scene one TV owned by Funke Akindele.

PERSONAL WORKS

My first personal production work was Bi ala(Like a dream) which featured Peju Ogunmola ,Akin Lewis, Dele Odule and others in 2012.I also did Alebu mi(My weakeness) in 2015.I  produced Omiran in 2016(Giant ) which featured Femi Adebayo,Rose Odita,Funso Adeolu,Dupe Jiayesinmi and others. I later produced Homesick in London in 2016.The movie focused on Nigerians living in Dispora and coming back home for them remained the best option.

VIEWS ABOUT THE INDUSTRY

Tolulope believes the industry is improving as it is on the world map. That according to her is very encouraging. Nigerians in diaspora can watch movies without getting the CD’s across to them. She is delighted that now, there are several platforms that male people showcase their talents.

Tolulope wants tradition and culture to be showcased more in a positive way in the movies. There are some perspectives that should be changed in the storylines. The voodoo aspects give people some wrong impression that anything can happen. In the real sense of it, selling our culture makes us unique but it should be done appropriately. Our culture should be projected positively not only about voodoo.

The industry should always seek societal upliftment and project positive values. There are several innovative values that can impact the society.

THE NEW MOVIE

” Cookie Pot”. Cookie Spot is a story and it is a reflection about life. According to Tolu,” I believe in hope and I tried to project life and it possibilities. “Cookie Spot  as she aptly puts it is a story of survival wherever you find yourself. There is always a means of survival. The inspiration of Cookie Spot from a carwash that can turn to a big business. The lady got help from a woman where she was working to establish her own business. She wanted a good life for her mother and herself which the mother rejected due tountold story she didn’t reveal to her daughter about her father. Some notable Nollywood starts who featured in Cookie Pot are Adejumo Lewis,Funso Adeolu,Sola Sobowale,Ayo Adesanya,Bolanle Ninalowo, Omowunmi Dada and a host of others.

THEMES OF COOKIE SPOT

Women should not be overwhelmed with challenges. They should believe they can make it despite all odds. I believe every woman has a staying power that should confront every challenge and overcome.I want every woman out there to have positive spirit which will definitely make them overcome in life.

There is the need for women to support one another. The young women should see the bigger picture of whatever they are doing. Possibilities are endless in life. Whatever you are doing, you should not give up. You can always be a better person wherever you are. You should learn to survive in a way that will add value to others.

Tolulope believes Cookie Pot will challenge every young lady out there to have the women and women generally should have the strong will to succeed against all the odds in life. 

JOINING THE INDUSTRY

I joined  the industry in 2005/2006 but started fully 2011/2012 when she featured in Awure eni produced by Muhideen Oladapo. Ibrahim Chatta,Moji Olaiya were also part of the movie too.Ahe has featured in over 20 movies including Dazling Mirage by Tunde Kelani, Jennifer diary and Induststreet by Scene one TV owned by Funke Akindele.

PERSONAL WORKS

My first personal production work was Bi ala(Like a dream) which featured Peju Ogunmola ,Akin Lewis, Dele Odule and others in 2012.I also did Alebu mi(My weakeness) in 2015.I  produced Omiran in 2016(Giant ) which featured Femi Adebayo,Rose Odita,Funso Adeolu,Dupe Jiayesinmi and others. I later produced Homesick in London in 2016.The movie focused on Nigerians living in Dispora and coming back home for them remained the best option.