Yay! We are excited to bring you our first exclusive celebrity interview for the year 2018. And this one is special to us. You know why? Because we crossed the borders (Lol) to bring you a very talented Art – Kocabelle Guemini. You probably know her as ESE from Hotel Majestic or Drip from the Johnson’s. But one thing you probably don’t know is the fact that she’s Cameroonian.
Oh Yes! And undoubtedly very talented and we’d love to see more of her on our screens.
Personally; I have always been curious about her? Why Nigeria? Why NOLLYWOOD? How old is she? How did she find herself in Nollywood? What were her struggles? And it goes on and on.
My curiosity, brought about this exciting interview. And am sure you’ll enjoy every bit of it. Go ahead and Know Kocabelle more.
GLANCE; We have seen you on our screens from Hotel Majestic to The Johnson’s. We probably know you by the characters you played.We’ll like to know you more, who really is Kocabelle Guemini? Your Educational background, Where you from? How old are you? What’s your story in a Nutshell?
KOCABELLE: I’m just a girl with a big dream, a lot of principles and a way bigger God. I have a BTS equals to HND in business communication and a degree in Publicity. I’m from Cameroon. I’m 31 years old.
GLANCE: How did acting begin for you?
KOCABELLE: I can say acting began for me by accident. I started by writing little stories and I was going to sell it to a then new TV station that did a lot of skit. When I got there, a production was held down cuz the lead actress was late. I was just passing when the director called me and ask if I was an actress. Without thinking I just said “I think so” right there they tried me and gave me the role. Though it was just a 5mins film. I enjoyed every bit of it.
And Why and how did you find yourself in Nollywood?
After a couple a small projects back home. I became a bit distracted and almost failed my exam that year. My father struck a deal with me. He said, “leave acting for now. Finish with school. Once you graduate, if you still want to act, I will support you fully.”
GLANCE: What was it like working with the cast and crew of Hotel Majestic and The Johnson’s? How did you get those roles? And do you look forward b to working with the amazing talents again?
KOCABELLE: Working with both productions was amazing. Most especially Hotel Majestic. I guess because it was my first major production. So the thrill was incredible.
I got hotel majestic role through a tough audition that lasted a year. We were all auditioned to be cast in the pilot episode. But after the pilot they dropped everybody except Ivie and I. And even after that, we still went through another audition process with a whole bunch of other actors.
GLANCE: What projects are you currently working on and what future projects are you looking to work on?
KOCABELLE: The projects I’m working on now, I don’t think I’m allowed just yet to talk about them. I just finished one. I’m starting another one in a couple of days. One will be out in the movie pretty soon. You will just have to wait. I’m sorry. Lol.
GLANCE: How would you describe your acting style?
KOCABELLE: I don’t know. Really. I won’t say I’m a method actor and all. Cuz it really just depends on the character for me. Every character has his own style of preparation. My style of acting depends on the kind of character I have at hand.
GLANCE: In the Nigerian Entertainment world today. Who would you say inspires you to become more in terms of Acting?
KOCABELLE: I watched a lot of them from home. An each one in his own way added that little extra to my hope of becoming an actress. I could name them all but you won’t have enough space. Lol. But I remember that few months before I came to nigeria, I happened to watch a lot of Mike Ezuruonye films. And I was wowed each time. It’s kind of strange that I have met a lot of them already, but I haven’t met him yet. Hopefully it will be in a production. That will be great. Lol.
GLANCE: Tell us 5 things people don’t know about you.
KOCABELLE: Ah! If there are things people don’t know about me, it means they are things I don’t want them to know. Lol. The thing is, I’m not very good at talking about myself. That’s why questions helps a lot most of the time. But you will have a good idea of who I am on my social media pages.
GLANCE: What role would you love to play that you haven’t yet?
KOCABELLE: Hmmm! A lady in control and in command. Seductive but untouchable. Though but fair. Vulnerable but unattainable. I can’t wait. Her complexity will really thrill me.
GLANCE: Why do you think so many aspiring actors end up giving up on their dreams? And what word of advice do you have for them?
KOCABELLE: Well, I think one of the reason is because most inspiring actors are not really passionate about the job but about the fame. Entertainment is a hard dream to fulfill so you need passion for the job to withstand all the rejections on the way to breakthrough. Without passion you will end up frustrated and desperate. And once you are desperate, you are at the mercy of all the “wrong people” in the industry. That will just add up to your frustration and you will give up eventually.
GLANCE: What 3 actors would you really love to work with?
KOCABELLE: Mike Ezuruonye, Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi
I don’t think I have done anything I won’t do again if I have to.
– your celebrity crush?
I really don’t know…
– single or married?
– can you cook?
YES. I take pride in my cooking. My mom did a great job. Lol.
Favourite Cameroon and Nigerian meal?
– Religious or not?
I’m a Devout christian
– Your current phone wallpaper.
Picture of me 🙈