- Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian actress who’s currently shooting a movie in Abuja, Nigeria.
- She tells Nollywoodgossip: “I started acting in Nollywood movies in 2006 and Just of recent I got an award as the face of Ghana movies.”
- She says: “My first movie in Nollywood is cash adventure and the second one is yanki boys and then loosing you, midnight call, and so many more.”
- “I think my most recent movie in the market now is Princess Rihanna Nigerian movie.”
- She says that she’s a simple person. And that she’s also a business person and that she runs a beauty salon and a boutique in Ghana located at Accra.
- “By next year I’ll start producing my own movies and I’m also veering into music.”
- “I have already recorded three tracks. I will be releasing one on air before the end of this year.”
- “And I’m lunching my foundation in December. It’s a kidney cancer foundation called Juliet Ibrahim Foundation (JIF).”
- Sorry guys, she’s married with a 10-month-old baby.
- “The most challenging role I have ever played is a snake girl, where I acted with a snake in the room and in the bathroom. When I got scared the director said they’ve paid me to play the role so I had to,” she tells Nollywood Gist With Evia.
Can we know you?
Laughs, what do you know about me?
Not much, that is why I ask.
My name is Juliet Ibrahim, I’m a Ghanaian actress. I started acting in Nollywood movies in the year 2006. My first movie in Nollywood is cash adventure and the second one is yanki boys and then loosing you, midnight call and so many more. I think my most recent movie in the market now is Princess Rihanna Nigerian movie. Have been acting in Ghana since 2005. I am a simple person. I’m a business person and I run a beauty salon and a boutique in Ghana located at Accra.
Apart from acting, and the business, any other projects in the making?
Yes, I’ll be producing my own movies. I will be starting by next year and I’m also veering into music too.
Yes, I do love music. I just want to take care of the passions, I mean the other side. I have already done three tracks. I will be releasing one on air before the end of this year. And I’m launching my foundation very soon in December. It’s a kidney cancer foundation called Juliet Ibrahim Foundation (JIF).
Are you launching it here in Nigeria?
Yes it’s not only for Ghana but for African countries. But I’ve to lunch it first in Ghana. You know I have to start it from homeland, after which I will come to Nigeria to lunch it, then to Liberia, and to other West African countries. I’m trying to create awareness about kidney cancer disease, because a lot of people do not know about it. I have two aunts who are living with the disease. I’m creating awareness so that people can find out early and start treatment. I just want to help people to get out of it.
Back to movies, which of your roles so far is most challenging?
The most challenging role I have ever played is a snake girl, where I acted with a snake in the room and in the bathroom. When I got scared the director said they’ve paid me to play the role so I had to. It was so challenging.
How many Nollywood movies have you featured in so far?
I have featured in like 20-30 movies, plus in Ghanaian movies.
What are the challenges you face as an actress?
I don’t think I have challenges that I face, because I have come a long way since 2005. It’s all about you preparing yourself. Right now, I’m in another stage. Just of recent, I got an award as the face of Ghana movies and you know I have to live to the expectations of the people, representing Ghana movies and maintaining my stand. I think that is the only challenges I face.
Are you married?
Yes I’m married with a baby boy, 10 months old.
How do you cope managing all this before you?
It’s a bit difficult. I think I have a very understanding family. I know how to handle everything and as for the music, it’s not easy, because when I’m on set for like 3weeks I won’t have the time for my music, that is why I’m putting off everything until next year when I can have a month off to rest.
What inspires you?
As long I wake up every morning to see the day light, I’m inspired to do something that I have passion for. Every day of my life inspires me.
Tell us about your last movie?
It is called hidden fantasy. I played the role of a lesbian, while in reign I played the elder sister to Nadia Buari.
Tell us about the job you are working on now?
I’m working on Chidi Chijioke’s job and I’m playing the role of Nora. In the movie, my father is having a kidney cancer problem, that blends with my foundation. In the movie, I’m a poor girl and had to do whatever possible to keep him alive. I went astray by sleeping with senators just to save my father, so I’m putting my best into this.
Do you find the role challenging?
Yes, I find the role very challenging, because I have not experienced that kind of situation where my relative will suffer for kidney diseases to the extent of donating my kidney, so I’m putting myself in the character because it’s helping me concerning my foundation. There is a lot of drama in the movie. It’s a tight movie.
Tell us about the producer?
Well he is one of the best producers so far that I have worked with in Nigeria. I am happy working with him and being part of this job.
And the director?
He is a wonderful director. He is creative. It’s my first time working with him but he is good and I learnt he is a scriptwriter too. His name is Amaechi.
I dislike pretense, people who claim to love you but right in their heart they don’t, dishonest people, lies, loud mouth and all that.
How do you feel coming to Nigeria to shoot?
I feel good and great. I love it and I’m used to it.
What else do you want to tell us?
What I will like to say is that everyone should help create awareness all over the world and be supportive of my foundation, because kidney cancer disease can be gotten through drinking alcohol, smoking, and through many other ways. Reaching out to my friends and fans in Nigeria, I love you all.
Nollywoodgossip magazine wishes you the best.
Thanks Nollywoodgossip for having me.