Anita Joseph is a talented Nollywood actress known mostly for her controversial nature. The actress has over the years grown a thick skin to criticisms and wants people to know that she’s in the movie industry to be an actress in the true sense of the word. She has the ability excel in any role she is assigned and she has been a good source of entertainment for many fans. In this encounter with Showtime celebrity Anita opens up on her music and movie career viv-a-vis other issues:
What have you been up to? Work work work… Movies and music but I’m still recording How many movies have you done so far? The one that just came out is Akpabio, the Calabar Boy. Then, there’s Hips Don’t Lie, Festival of Village Girls, Wannabe Girls, Who runs the Village, Twins Blood, and lots of others. I can’t really count. What is your style of music? I do Hip-hop, I do slow songs, blues, I do every kind of music Which songs have you released this year? I’ve done Long Time and Go Gaga Have you featured any artiste in your songs? In ‘Nyem Something’ I featured Flavour. The video came out two years ago You and Afrocandy were recently seen together, are you guys doing a movie? Yes, we are. We’ve not done the job yet. She just did an audition and I was invited over to help in the casting.
We did an audition at Excellence Hotel so I went there to help her cast and I’m part of the movie too Is it a porn movie? God forbid. It’s an African movie. Afrocandy does other movies too. The one she’s going to do soon is an epic movie like a village kind of movie. Then the other one is another kind of movie, we call it Glamour. Glamour is the one you have many rich people but the epic is the village one. It’s not a porn movie, don’t mind what people are saying. I assure you it is not porn. Anita cannot do porn. You know why I can’t do porn? Because the money will finish but the movie won’t go. It’s not something I would like to do. Everybody in life has what he or she wants to do. I don’t care what anybody does.
Some people say you’re friends with Afrocandy and all that, So What? Do you believe Nigerians are hypocritical about sex? Oh yes they are, some of them do worse things behind closed doors. So don’t judge me. I do what I want to do but I can’t do porn. Anita is crazy, Anita is this, Anita is that, but I can’t do porn. There are some kinds of things I can’t do. If I’m doing business with Afrocandy, it’s movie business not porn and it’s my business. Nobody has the right to tell me I shouldn’t do it because she’s this, she’s that. That’s their business. Can you do sex in a movie? No, I can’t Not even kissing? That’s a normal thing. There’s a way we do kissing in the movie industry, we don’t really do the real kissing but there’s a way we do it. It’s acting.
There was a movie I saw you,where Nkem Owoh was touching your boobs, what movie was that? That movie was The Gamblers. In the script, they said he was supposed to touch my breasts; we have to make it real so I gave him my breast to touch and that thing blew people’s minds. That was the whole idea, he touched it for real. Have you done any other stuff like that? I do lots of stuffs like that. It doesn’t matter; it’s the kind of job I do, so it depends. It depends on what the script says, sometimes you just have to pretend to be there. Its pretense, Acting is all about pretense.
Which actor do you have chemistry working with? I have chemistry working with everybody but there are some people you work better with, lots of them. If I start mentioning the names, you won’t leave here What do you consider the sexiest part of your body? Everywhere is sexy because everybody has what trips him or her. Some like the boobs, some like the back, some like my legs, I’ve seen somebody that loves my palm. My fingers are very sexy
You say you love tattoos, how many tattoos do you have? I used to love tattoos. But I don’t do tattoos anymore and I’m trying to remove them. I’m not a tattoo freak anymore; I’ve grown out of that. In fact the tattoos on my body are mistakes. I advise people not to do tattoos. Tattoos are addictive. If you do one you want to do another, at the end of the day you’ll start regretting them. I don’t love my tattoos anymore. I wish I can clean them out. Where is the most hidden place you’ve done a tattoo? No hidden place, the most hidden one is the one on my waist and on my boobs
What do you find attractive in a man? I love men that are simple. I don’t like men that are too loud, I love it simple When did you get into music? I started music professionally four years back but I’ve not released an album yet. I’ve not really been serious with my music because the movies took over but I’ve released two videos, Time No Dey and Nyem something
Are you currently in a relationship? I’m single and not searching Have you ever done a movie outside Nigeria? Yes, I have, in South Africa. I did the movie last year but it’s not out yet