The new Tinsel act, Joju Muse popularly known as April is a new face in the Mnet TV series. She was introduced to stardom when she emerged the 3rd runner-up of the Next Movie Star Reality TV show in 2012.
In a chat with iCampusng, Joju Muse discloses how she got the role on Tinsel playing Sammie – a hostess at Ziggies and the black Sheep in the family of a rich senator in Nigeria. She also revealed her sexual attraction to John Dumelo and Ramsey Noah who are iconic actors in the movie industry.
Read interview session below:
Which Nigerian actor would you not mind kissing on set?
There are actually two of them; Ramsey Nouah and John Dumelo. I’m so in love with both of them. Their movies hit the right spot.
Right spot? They make you horny?
Everything join together. [laughs]
So you don’t mind a sex scene with Ramsey Nouah?
A sex scene with Ramsey? Mehn, we are doing it for real. No acting, we will do it.
How did you land a role in ‘Tinsel’?
Tinsel was God-sent. It was like a movie. I was just chilling in my room when my supposed boyfriend in protégé pinged me and said someone needed my number, so I gave him expecting something nice. Later on, I got a call and immediately I heard, “Hello, I’m so and so calling from Tinsel…” I just hung up. I was like, “who the hell is pranking me?” Later on I figured out it wasn’t a prank. I was happy and I’m still happy.
I’m sure you watch yourself on TV, how do you feel when you see the way you translate your roles?
I always feel awkward when I see myself on Tinsel. I don’t like watching myself. Sometimes when I do, I’m always like, ‘See this stupid girl oh’. [laughs] Most of the roles I play are different from the real me. I really don’t like watching myself.
Can you play nude roles?
Of course I can, it’s my job. It’s just like asking a surgeon ‘can you do surgery?’ Whatever your job entails, do it. It’s a character you are playing because in real life you might not go nude but if the character demands it, I will so do it, especially if the money is right.
You are not scared of family or critics coming for you?
Abeg, even Jesus Christ, dem still dey criticize am. People are entitled to their own opinions.
Are you in a relationship?
Am I in a relationship? I don’t know, I’ll say I’m an open relationship.
Oh, meaning you can date and sleep with other people without worry.
Okay, let me confess, I’m not in a relationship. I just got out of a relationship. We broke up yesterday.
[laughs] I don’t like lies or excuses. The excuses were becoming too much. Also, I need someone to be able to trust me regardless of what they hear.
So when was the first time you ever had sex?
The first time I ever had sex was in 2007. I was already in University but I didn’t want a random guy to take it so I gave it to this guy I was madly in love with. I told him to just take it since my mother never believed I was a virgin so it didn’t matter anymore.
She never believed?
Yes, she never believed I was a virgin.
I’ve heard stories of mothers checking their girls to see if they’ve lost their virginity especially when they come back from school. Has it ever happened to you?
Oh yes, my mum actually checked me once. I’m still always upset when I remember that day. I really don’t want to talk about what made her check me but I felt disrespected. And you know our Yoruba mothers nah, everybody go hear am.
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