Biodun Okeowo also known as Omo Butty, born on December 26, 1979 is one of the fastest rising actresses and also a movie producer.
She got the nickname, Omo Butty, from a movie of the same title. The movie was produced by “Herself” and she acted the lead role. It was a hit with fans and they loved her performance in the film which gave her the name.
She loves traveling, but when she’s in the country, she could lodge in a hotel and spend the weekend there.
|Full Name||Biodun Okeowo|
|Birth Date / Age||December 26, 1979 (age 39 years)|
|Birth Place||Ogun State, Nigeria|
|Other Names||Omo Butty|
|Years Active||2006 — present|
|Alma mater||Lagos State University, Ojo|
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She’s hail from Remo, Ogun State, she grew up in Fadeyi, Lagos. She’s from a polygamous home, and the last of her mother’s five children. Her mother raised them single-handedly because she lived apart from her dad.
She studied Communication Arts at the Lagos State University, Ojo. She interned at LTV8 and learnt a lot about journalism there. She should have become a newscaster, but the love and passion she developed for acting made her pursue a career in acting. Incidentally, her father used to be an actor with the Awarawa Theatre Group. He performed alongside people like Jide Kosoko.
She began her acting career in 2006 under the tutelage of Ray Eyiwunmi Organisation. Even though her mother never wanted her to become an actress, her father supported her when she made her intention to become an actress known. With time, she was able to convince her that she would do well as an actress. Lasun Ray Eyiwunmi was the first person who believed in her and she will forever be grateful to him.
Some of the earliest challenges include sleeping on location for days without good food and other things. Sometimes, in her Statement “we go as far as Akwa Ibom State to shoot, and you know one is not used to their food there.”
The first movie she acted was Oro Oka, but the movie that shot her to limelight was Tolani Osinrin. She have also appeared in several movies such as Star Boy, Temi Yemi, among others.
She have produced eight movies so far including Ife si were, Folashade, Ore, Omo Butty, Aturota, among others. Biodun used to produce one movie per year but she have not done so in the past three years, because of the problem of piracy. It is killing Nollywood and she doesn’t want to do a sub-standard job. The state of the economy is also not helping matters, considering the fact that Film makers spend a lot of money in shooting movies. Because of that, producers have to cut cost, and Biodun is not ready to do that.
Wisdom Earned Acting
While Okeowo was with Ray Eyiwunmi Organisation, she learnt that the show must always go on no matter what happens. As an actor, you must be focused and disciplined. She Said
“Before getting into the industry, I was temperamental but I have since learnt how to be patient and take whatever comes my way.Back then, we were also taught that you must be able to undress anywhere and change into costumes because you can be called to perform anywhere and anytime. You also need to have a good body; that way you can play any role and would not feel bad about undressing when there is a need to do so.”
She prefers to focus on her career, and she doesn’t like to discuss her personal life. She says “However, Kunle Adegbite is a colleague and friend; that we are often seen together does not mean we are dating. Regarding the man who claimed that he slept with me; he later confessed that we have never met.”
“That incident actually affected the way I relate with fans. Now, I am very careful about accepting gifts from male fans. Some people will offer you gifts as fans, and they will go behind your back to say something else. And you know after a fan has given you a gift, it will be difficult to snub the person.”
Romance And Dreams
As regards marriage, her ideal man must be handsome, God-fearing and caring.
Fashion is about looking good and being comfortable at the same time. According to her, “I don’t wear what I am not comfortable in. Depending on my mood, I can do without make-up and other things. I love wristwatches and I spend quite a lot on them. I don’t leave home without my small Bible and phone”.
Biodun Okeowo was once Accused of Using waist Trainer, but she debunked the rumor almost immediately.