In the words of Erica Jong “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the…place where it leads.
This philosophical quotation is what Olajumoke Ashabiade Jummy Pereira is all about. In an interactive interview session with the Publisher of 247overnaija.com.ng Mr. Chris Blaclwell Ikumapayi, Olajumoke Ashabiade Jummy Pereira (Jummy Gold) is the first child of Mr.& Mrs Pereira whose originality is from Isale Eko, Victoria Island, Lagos. Mr. Abiodun Pereira was an Ex-Honourable Councilor under the regime of Adeniji Adele. Olajumoke Ashabiade Jummy Pereira (Jummy Gold) attended St. Mary Convert School and also Government College Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, but due to the relocation of her parents, she moved to Olasan Secondary School, Jakande, Ajah, Victoria Island, Lagos between 1999 – 2000 where she sat for the Senior Secondary School Education Examination conducted by the West African Examination Councils (WAEC). She proceeded to the Study Centre of the Lagos State University Victoria Island where she studied and graduated in Mass Communication in the year 2017.
According her, she has passion for acting way-back in her Secondary School days. She attended Eleganza Acting Training School, Edumare, Lagos Island to the dislike of her father and that was how she ventured into the world of acting in 1998. Mr. Ewe is her Trainer and after she concluded her Secondary Education she switched to Yoruba Movie Acting under the umbrella of late Alade Aromire in Yotomi Area of Lagos Island. After the delabakewi (Dagboru) and,
Olajumoke Ashabiade Jummy Pereira (Jummy Gold) has featured in many Yoruba Films among them are: Oseje Emi, Omoge Alagbo the most popular among them. In her assertion she is of the opinion that Yoruba Movie Industry is another world entirely. So tight and popularity is very difficult but “if one an s very difficult but “if one an Actor or an Actress is focused, be patient, be determined, respect the senior colleagues that has been there before and God would be there for such person.
Olajumoke Ashabiade Jummy Pereira is not married but has two kids (a boy and a girl) and she is 35 years old. On why she is not married as a single parent? She is of the opinion that “most men are heart-brokers and her future plan is to have an NGO that would cater and care for the less privileged ones, Orphans, Widows. Also to set-up Movie Training School. On whether she could act and feature in English Film? She is interested in featuring in any English Film if giving the opportunity to do so and she would perform creditably.
Olajumoke Ashabiade Jummy Pereira (Jummy Gold) made clarification on the issue of sex harassment before given a role in a Film Production. She said she usually heard about it but she has never been harassed before by any Yoruba Movie Producer but she cannot say of English Movie Producers because she is not an English Actress. She is of the assertion that may be because she can act very well that is where she has not been sexually harassed. She confirmed categorically that nobody can force any Actress to sleep with a Producer because of a role in a Movie. On the issue of marriage that has been the bane of some notable Actresses in the Movie Industry that is not peculiar to Nigeria Movie Industry alone. She also reiterated that marriage is not by force. What she understood about marriage is not a do or die affairs. She is of the candid opinion that been an Actress does not mean that Actresses cannot get married but some men are deceitful .
Apart from Acting Yoruba Movies, Olajumoke Ashabiade Jummy Pereira is a businesswoman cum Yoruba Movie Actress. So go and do your shopping with her at Jummy Gold Wine Stores at affordable rate of different assorted Wines, Cann Drinks, Plastic Drinks etc. Wholesales and also supplies to Hotels, Bars and Events. For Enquirers, please call 0818 – 296 – 4554, 0703 – 096 – 0539