Who else is watching “Wura” for the plot? I know I am. Iremide Adeoye being the plot. He caught our attention and we just had to hear and share his story.
Iremide ‘Fantasticks’ Adeoye is a multiple award-winning actor, lifestyle/fashion digital content creator, versatile creative and media personality. A creative with interest in film, fashion, entertainment, public relations, media and events.
He is a talented actor who has been nominated for awards and has also won awards for his craft in his different projects. He is a recipient of Pay Forum Awards and CFF best actor.
He has been a part of numerous film projects and has taken up major roles known for his top-notch interpretation of roles, with the character ‘LOLU ADELEKE’ on Showmax original series, Nigeria’s first telenovela, WURA, being his recent. He has built a brand with self proclaimed hashtag ‘#yourfavoriteTVboyfriend’.
We are thrilled to bring you the talented creative “Iremide ‘Fantasticks’ Adeoye” who is carving a niche for himself in the film, fashion and showbiz industry.
We know you as the character’s you’ve embodied! Most especially as ‘Lolu’ on Wura. But tell us who is Iremide? (Education, State of Origin, Age etc.)
Iremide ‘Fantasticks’ Adeoye is a multiple award-winning actor, lifestyle/fashion digital content creator, versatile creative and media personality. I’m from Osun State, Nigeria. I’m 20 years old, I’ll be 21 in May. I’m a creative with an interest in film, fashion, entertainment, public relations, media, and events. I’m currently running my degree in Mass Communication in the University of Lagos.
We love how you delivered the character Lolu How did you get that role? And how would you describe the experience!
Thank you for loving my delivery of the character. Getting the role came a little seamless as I was my producers’ (both Nigerian and South African producers) choice as soon as I came on board. I jumped on the casting call for the project, sent in a tape then I got called in for a screen test. I had multiple reads during the screen test and it took hours of back and forth. Fun fact, l was the only person who ever had to read for LOLU ADELEKE and I got the role. Asides the anxiety attached to auditions and the casting decision making process, It was an amazing experience for me! Grateful to God and my producers for trusting me to deliver.
How long have you been an actor? And how did it all begin?
I’ve always been one to make imitations and do church dramas since I was pretty young. I never thought I’d be an actor though. My first job as an actor was in 2017, then in 2019 I took acting more seriously. So we can say I’ve been an actor for about 6 years now.
My first major acting gig was a TV series. I was recommended to the producers by Justice Eze (I call him Dad). I did a closed reading for the role and I got it. And since then acting has been something I’ve enjoyed doing.
What would you say influenced your passion for acting and getting into the Entertainment Industry?
I’d say being blessed with the multiple talents I have influenced my passion for acting and the entertainment industry as a whole. I loved being in that space because it just felt natural. I didn’t start off as an actor, I started off as a performing percussionist-that explains where ‘Fantasticks’ came from. As soon as I ventured into entertainment and acting, I knew this was something I’d love to do for the rest of my life.
Which has been your favorite character that you have performed?
Definitely LOLU ADELEKE!
What are your strong points as an actor?
I think one of my major strong points is the fact that I currently have no limitations to achieving characterization. I go all out for any role I get, I always ensure to put in the work and never get complacent with my acting prowess. I make efforts to constantly work on my craft. Acting is art, learning never ends in art.
What’s your most annoying habit?
I can’t think of any right now. Maybe when someone else points it out to me.
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What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
Numerous messages of people telling me they are watching the show ‘WURA’ because of me. That’s heartwarming.
Tell us 2 truths and a lie
I’m in a relationship.
I’ve never been on a plane.
I named myself.
What celebrity would you rate as a perfect 10?
Oh this is tough, I can’t think of anyone right now. Also depends on what basis we are rating on.
What would be a good theme song for your life?
Grace- Michael W. Smith.
Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?
Lucifer from the series Lucifer.
What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?
Throwing my milk tooth on the rooftop to make it grow again.
What’s the most useless talent you have?
None of my talents are useless I’m afraid. Jack of all trades, master of all!
Aside acting.. what other talents have you explored or would like to explore?
Asides acting, I’m a percussionist, I play the drum set and talking drum, I host events. I’d love to explore singing but I’m not much of a great singer so I’ll pass.
5 Actors you’d really want to WORK with, Nollywood and Hollywood.
What was the most challenging part of being Lolu?
The headspace I had to be in for a character that wears his heart on his sleeves, quite emotional and has so much character development in one story wasn’t an easy one. Lolu has so much emotional drama even down to his sexuality. I got too invested in my character and stepping out of that headspace will take a while for me.
What is the one thing, people will be surprised to know about you?
If I spill it then it won’t be a secret no more.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I love you guys so much! Thank y’all for always rooting for me. Stay with me, the journey gets interesting!
Are you a fan of Lolu like we are? You can keep up with him and his craft on Instagram – Follow Iremide on Instagram