Fast rising actor and model, Abubakar Joseph Momodu also known as Mr Joromi starred as songstress Simi’s love interest in her hit single ‘JOROMI’.
The Delta State University graduate has, in a new interview, said dealing with the fame and female fans after the hit song hasn’t been easy.
Nigerian girls loved the way he carried Simi in the music video and presume he would be able to carry every other girl same way.
Read excerpts from his interview with Vanguard below:
Can we meet you?
Of course you can meet me all the time except for negative reasons (laughs).
My name is Abubakar Joseph Momodu, I hail from Etsako-west, Agbede, Edo State. I was born into the royal family of Oba Momodu II of Agbede as a Muslim but now a committed Christian.
Mr Joromi as I’m fondly called now in the industry is one of the greatest things that happened to me and my career in the year 2017.
While I will forever be grateful to Simi for writing such an impeccable song in the first place, I also feel the whole thing was divinity at work.
Several modeling agents submitted pictures of their best male models that could fit the same role, guys that had better looks and stature than me but God Almighty in His infinite mercy decided that this emblem Mr joromi befits the model called Joseph. And by His grace I was the most preferred among a large number of premium models in Lagos.
Has your family always been supportive of your choice of going into acting and how have you coped with the fame especially with female fans?
Yes of course, my family has shown maximum support in all ramifications, right from the cradle of my career till date. Both financially and spiritually.
As for the fame and female fans I must admit at this point that it’s not easy, mainly because, the aggregate of my fans are female as a result of the Joromi video and that particular basketball scene. They love the way I carried Simi, they perceive it as if I may be able to carry every other girl (laughs).
Then again the fame thing is one hell of an unending task, you must look good all the time and be in the right mood to take pictures with people no matter where you are or what you are doing, they will surely come through.
People reading this, especially the females who want to ‘shoot their shot’, I believe will want to know if you are in a relationship or searching.
I think at this point the shots should stop coming biko except if it’s business wise obviously (laughs).
I’m in a serious relationship and still searching, I mean searching for money to seal up everything.
How then does your partner cope with the attention you get from female fans?
She’s still coping (laughs)…it’s not easy for her I must say. At some point she becomes jealous while most times she claims she understands. You know girls and their shenanigans while taking pictures or expressing compliments to a public figure.
A word of advice to those who want to join the entertainment industry?
Let it be known from the inside of them that the journey is indeed going to be a tough one, such that only the strong, diligent and consistent makes it to the top no matter what. Of course professionalism is indispensable to their success. They must also embrace God. He’s the only true reliable source not man.