Nollywood actress Somkele Iyamah Idhalama reveals the secret behind her amazing success. She is a Nigerian actress that came into prominence as a supporting actress on hit series Gidi Up, were she acted the role of Yvonne.
The actress is known for her role in Dreamwalker, 93 Days, The Wedding Party, The Arbitration.
Somkele manages the fashion brand, Andrea Iyamah, which was founded by her sister, Dumebi Iyamah.
The actress tells ‘TNS’ how she joggles being a mom and having an important career.
On how she easily combines work and the homefront
I do that with the support of my family; If I didn’t have my family, I couldn’t do anything. That’s the honest truth.
I think once you’re a mom, number one thing is – who is looking after my child when I have to be away? And I think I had to have the confidence to leave him with someone, while I have to work.
And for the most part… any free time I have to be with him, I still try to do certain things with him. And I try to limit how much time strangers have (with him).
On how she feels being a part of the highest grossing Nollywood movie (The Wedding Party) in the box office, ever
Actually, I can only say I am honored. That’s the honest truth. It’s a comedy, I don’t that people have seen me in that many comedies.
So it’s a privilege to say that I contributed to the Nigerian economy; the GDP at this time. I can only say that it’s good for the Industry as a whole. Just so happy to be the ones who are flagging it. We’re getting better and better.
Talking about her beautiful hair!
Curiosity. It was out of curiosity. I didn’t know what my natural hair looked like. It was just… try something new. I have been natural for 5 years