She’s not afraid to take up any role. Give her any character, she’ll not only interpret but also embellish it well. You need only see her play Chioma in Mrs. Trouble to know that she’s a game changer waiting for her day in the sun.
Screen diva, Imabong Amospeter cut her acting teeth in the drama group of Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Having mastered the game, the Akwa Ibom State-born actress, who studied Philosophy in Niger Delta University, went ahead to feature in such movies as Kachi My Village Love, Queen of the Sun, Love and Assurance, and The Fatal Affair among others, all earning her accolades from film lovers.
Now ready to take on the world, the multi-talented Amospeter obsessed with the innate passion to influence life, has secured an affiliation with US-based Universal Records label, Black Wall Street, owned by Suni Osorun.
She bares it all in this interview. Enjoy it.
Tell us briefly about yourself?
My name is Imabong Amospeter aka Koko. I am from Akwa Ibom State but raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. I studied Philosophy in Niger Delta University. I’m a very good and understanding woman. I am very easy-going and pretty nice to all people who come around me. I am a sincere person; I keep to my word. I don’t play with my God; He comes first in my life. I love reading and making researches when it comes to do with my career.
How did you come into acting?
I started my acting journey in the drama group of Salvation Ministries shepherded by the world famous motivational speaker, Pastor David Ibiyeomie in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. I made my professional acting debut in Mrs. Trouble and went on to feature in many other movies like Kachi My Village Love, Fatal Affair, Queen of the Sun, Love and Assurance to mention a few.
What drives your passion for acting?
I watch a lot of movies. Watching movies actually became a hobby and habit for me, and my favourite Hollywood actress is Taraji P. Henson. I fell for her when I watched her first movie, Baby Boy.
How did you get your first role in the movie, Mrs Trouble?
I made a debut in the movie, Mrs Trouble where I played Chioma, a little girl living in the village with her father but who has a sister married to a lunatic in the city. I find the character very stress free. It was not challenging at all.
Which was the most challenging among the roles you’ve acted and why?
Kachi My Village Love… Yeah, I played Regina in the movie. The character is a normal girl who runs into a guy (Eric) that wants to date her but the guy is so full of himself. He thinks he’s too rich to love any woman. To him, money is everything. He thinks because he gives his girl lots of money, he can talk to her anyhow. However, the role was challenging because at some point, I just couldn’t take it anymore and I had to address him, and that was how it all ended. And guess who played Eric? Yul Edochie! A great actor, I must confess.
What are you doing currently?
I am schooling and working on my new movie, Abasi Ama.
Did your parents support your acting career?
Yes, they gave me their total support.
What’s your impression of Nollywood?
Nollywood is obviously getting there. I’m proud to be amongst the young actresses in Nollywood. And guess what, my role models in the industry are
Suni Osorun, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G, and Pete Edochie.
Have you had any experience with a producer or director demanding sex before giving you a role?
No. That’s because my man is an actor and also a producer… So, I obviously don’t have to get laid for roles.
Who is that your man?
My man is Suni Osorun. I call him Big Suni. He is a Hollywood actor, producer and CEO of Black Wall Street based in California, USA; and that’s also my production company. Suni is my kind of man because he’s tall, dark skinned with dreadlocks, humble, God fearing, and disciplined.
So, you’re not single?
Yes, I’m not single.
Okay, as a pretty actress, how do you handle your male admirers?
I respect myself a lot. For me, discipline is always the key.
How would you describe love?
Love is blind. When you are in love, you can do anything for whoever you’re in love with. And love is life.
Are you romantic?
Yes. I am very romantic.
Can you act nude?
I’m an actress, so I should be able to do my job according to the role I take.
If you want to change something about yourself, what would it be?
It’s my butt; I want it real bigger. But my man likes it like this, even though, I don’t (laughs).
What has a crazy fan done to you?
Ah! I remember the day a crazy fan chased my car from a film location for like a mile and I just had to pull over, and doing so, I found out that he just wanted to take picture with me.
Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
I see myself becoming a big star in Hollywood.
What advice do you have for up and coming actresses who want to make it big in Nollywood?
They should remain focused, and don’t let anyone or anything stop them from chasing their dreams.