Saturday, 8 February 2014

MEET BAAJ ADEBULE




He kept to the fixed time of my interview with him...At exactly 3pm, Baaj Adebule proved that there is more to him...This 6 ft. Native of Ijebu Ode is a reserved individual who is a model and an actor, 3rd runner up-Mr Nigeria 2011 and a graduate of Economics from Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.

Baaj says acting is the only thing he enjoys but the pay coming from modelling is actually good, eventhough he is just barely 2 years and a half in the industry. He actually admitted that Mr Nigeria helped him to the front line but he was working prior before that moment.

A former CSR. with DSTV Mobile, ''good pay and working relationship but i felt i was dying inside, and after a while, I decided to go into entertainment'' Baaj says...He further narrated his testimony about his move to compete in the Mr Nigeria Pageant in 2011, due to his slim stature back then, he never saw himself as one that fits into that platform but friends convinced him to groom, go for gym sessions, grow some muscle and get an agent..and out of about 160 contestants, Baaj emerged as 3rd runner up coming behind Winner, Deji Bakare, First Runner up, Melvin Oduah and Second Runner up, Chuks Obichukwu.
Baaj says there are some people born to do some particular things, you won't feel fulfilled doing something else, no matter how successful you are...Baaj started his acting prowess from Tinsel and that was before Mr Nigeria and his family actually celebrated like he won an oscar. He talked about his mother quite a few times in the course of my interview with him and that only proved that his mum is a shoulder to always lean on, with her prayers, motivational talks and support as confirmed by Baaj.

Baaj is so into showbiz that he actually does not know where his certificate is and that means he has no intention of delving into another line of career, eventhough his mum recommended Economics for him, she says It allows you try different things after graduation but alas, the story is different today as this brand has carved a niche for himself in the make-believe world.

Baaj wants to build his acting career to a level where he can say NO to some things and YES to others because it won't be about money then...standards must be set he says. He expressed that there will be times you would feel like quitting because It is not easy in this business, you have to know where you are going.

This is actually one model who says he knows nothing about Fashion and Styling, ''I follow what my Stylist offers, so far the shoes are comfortable and the shirts are fitting''.Baaj loves children and intends to do a charity cause for the less privileged ones in future and he loves to cook but he admits firmly that he is terrible at it, He described an experience whereby his mum danced because he cooked a simple rice, quite embarrasing for him.

Baaj has worked with Actor turned Producer/Director, Chuks Elvis on Secrets and Scandals in 2012, He also starred in the movie, Four Crooks and a Rookie which premiered in 2013, His skills also got some attention in deadline, directed by Imoh Umoren....Baaj proved more by working with the likes of Wole Ojo, Gabriel Afolayan, Yvonne Vixen, Victoria Kimani and Ivie Okujaye in 7 Inch Curve which should be premired this April 2014.

Just like most actors today, Baaj was also obsessed with movies while a little boy and he likes Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Liz Benson and Ramsey Nouah.