Efeilomo Michelle Irele popularly known as Efe Irele, is one of the young actresses gradually taking over Nollywood.
In a recent chat with this reporter, the award winning thespian reveals the reason she stopped accepting roles that involve kissing or any form of intimacy with men.
She said: “My boyfriend has been very supportive and caring. He encourages me a lot too. He doesn’t care about what people say. But it has not been easy for us because there are times I’d be away for a whole month shooting, sometimes outside Nigeria and we won’t see each other.
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“Also, he gets pretty jealous seeing me kiss other men in movies. The first two years, I avoided every romantic part in movies because I noticed that it made him feel bad. Kissing some other guy pisses him off. So, I try to avoid intimate roles as much as I can. But my guy trusts me so well, he is only such a jealous type.”
Comparing life in Nigeria and the UK where she lived for a long time, the Master degree holder from University of Chester, United Kingdom noted that Nigeria is the best place to be. “Life in the UK is cool, but I don’t miss much. Home is where my heart is. Although, Nigeria is not very structured, I would rather be in Nigeria than anywhere else,’’ she gushed.