Bakre Pamilerin Abiodun is a budding distinguished Nollywood movie maker who has been consistently putting out quality materials over and over again. He has worked with several A-list actors in different capacities on different projects and his dedication and determination towards his art is the major reason why more film houses are involving him on their projects. Welcome to Pamilerin’s edition of ‘6 questions with’.
We caught up with Pamilerin on 6 Questions with and he discusses with us his upcoming projects, why he chooses acting over other arts, his accomplishments, challenges he has faced in the industry, and how the novel COVID-19 pandemic has affected his craft this year. Enjoy!
INTERVIEWER: Good morning sir, welcome to 6 question on free surge Magazine, please introduce yourself.
PAMILERIN: I’m Bakre Pamilerin Abiodun from Lagos state Epe local government area the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Otun Bakre.
Went to Tai Solarin University of Education, studied creative art, theater art major, and Ceramics minor. I am presently based in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
6 questions with: Bakre Pamilerin Abiodun
INTERVIEWER: What attracted you to begin a career as an actor?
PAMILERIN: Acting has always been something I yearned since my childhood. Each time I see a movie, I always say to myself, “you can be an actor too and build a creative hub for development so young ones who have my kind of dream can benefit”.
INTERVIEWER: What has been your greatest accomplishment as an actor?
PAMILERIN: I would say my greatest accomplishment so far has been working with different actors and actresses like Segun Ogungbe, Olaniyi Afonja, Murphy Afolabi, Muyiwa Adegoke, Foluke Daramola, Funke Akindele, etc.
INTERVIEWER: Who is your biggest inspiration in the industry and out of the industry?
PAMILERIN: Okay… In the movie industry, I will say Will Smith has been my inspiration. When I see him, there is something that always drives me to work on myself and do more. And outside the movie industry, I would say my inspiration comes mostly from my family. They’ve been my hope and backbone, always pushing me to do more and never relent.
INTERVIEWER: What projects are you working on right now?
PAMILERIN: Well, besides the groundwork for documentaries I plan on shooting later this year since COVID-19 has made things pretty remote, I am currently gathering funds to make my own films — I AM SORRY I AM NOT AT LIBERTY TO SAY THE TITLES.
INTERVIEWER: What are your biggest challenges up until this moment in your career?
PAMILERIN: Losing my job at the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company was so challenging because I had to start from scratch. It was not easy, but God came through for me. Acting introduced me to a whole new world and is a dream that came through for me just like I said earlier in this interview. This is who I have always hoped to become and now I am living life; taking the journey to true stardom one challenging role at a time.
INTERVIEWER: What will you like to say to all your fans worldwide?
PAMILERIN: I really want to thank all my fans that have been supporting me. Respect to those great people who have been inspired me to keep going even when survival in this industry seems bleak.
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