Doris Simeon Actress speaks on career, response to negative comments, discrimination in Nollywood

Doris Simeon also shares five things people don't know about her, speak on her Faaji show, and getting good roles in Nollywood.

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In a recent interview with Pulse Nigeria, Doris Simeon spoke on her acting career, responding to critics, award as a validation or honour and more.

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Read excerpts from interview below.

On discrimination in Nollywood;

"I have never experienced it on my own part. I really cannot say if there's a discrimination or not, maybe because I communicate with every single member of the industry. Whenever we meet, even if we haven't worked together, we say 'hi.'

" I don't really know what any other of my colleagues are going through for them to come out and say such thing."

"What is English? English is a general language. Indigenous is our language. Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa, those are our languages, those are the things we need to embrace, those are the things we need to sell to people.

What do we want to sell to the western world? English? No! They speak it, we learn from  them. So, we want to teach them their own language?

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On most challenging time in career;

"It was when I did "Omo Iya Kan. I was producing, playing two characters in a movie, and I just had my baby who was just 3 months then, and I just lost my dadSo, it was kind of challenging, but then, it all went well."

On getting good roles in Nollywood;

"I don't think it's really difficult. If you know your onions, and you always see yourself as the best, the scriptwriter and producers will always look for you."

On awards as a validation or honour;

"I will say it's in three words to me; it's an honour, it's a challenge and it's a way of putting more hard work in what you're doing, because if they see this as one of the best, what is the next thing that you are going to do?"

The actress and producer also spoke on the "Faaji" show, responding to critics, five things people don't know about her, among others.

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Doris Simeon is a multiple award winning actress popular for her roles in movies such as "Oloju Ede", "Alakada", "Onitemi","Ten Million Naira", "Modupe Temi", 'Silence'  among others.

Watch Doris Simeon's interview with Pulse Nigeria below.

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