Edo state born, Blossom Chukwujekwu talked about his movie career and how people still teases him about his name
Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu who is most popularly known in the movie ‘Flower Girl’ as ‘Tunde Kulani’ during an interview session with Naij.com, has revealed that the weird thing about himself is that he likes walking around his house naked.
In his words;
“Will children read this? (Laughs) Well, I like to walk around my house naked.”
The actor who had also featured in the movie ‘Finding Mercy’ as ‘Jato’ also said that he is comfortable in taking up a gay role in a movie.
“I am an actor and we are interpreters of truth. There’s no role I can’t play, even a woman. It just depends on when I am ready to explore that creative depth. If I decide to turn down any role, it will be because I don’t agree with the message of the story or the Producers aren’t doing it for the right reasons or I am simply not ready to explore that depth.”
Blossom talked about how people still ‘tease’ him about his feminine name and said he is proud of his name;
“People still tease me about it. It is my name and it has history. Your name has an effect on your life, I believe. Early in my career, some producers suggested that I change it, but I stuck with it and I’ve blossomed. For one thing it is a great conversation starter. People have preconceived ideas about a guy named Blossom and I enjoy seeing the shocked looks on their faces, when I walk in and say: “Hi, I’m Blossom.” It has never bothered me. There is a very personal story behind my name and I’m proud of it.”
Speaking of how he handles attention from the opposite sex, Blossom said;
“You must always treat women with total respect. I love all my female fans. We are nothing without the people who spend their hard earned money to see our films.”
He also said that he cannot wait to work with Bimbo Akintola and Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD).
Blossom Chukwujekwu has been nominated for serveral awards and he is currrently playing ‘Dr.Kelechi Pepple’ in the Nigeria’s first telenovela, ‘Taste of Love.’