Nollywood actress, Oyinkansola Elebuibon, is the latest mom in the Nigerian movie industry as she welcomed a baby boy in Chicago, United states.
Sharing a photo on Instagram, Oyinkansola Elebuibon wrote; "I am a mother. The journey of 9 months ended beautifully with a bouncing baby boy. I am beyond bless. Best birthday gift ever". Born to the prominent Ifa priest, Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon, Oyinkansola Elebuibon is a television presenter, red carpet host, actress and a producer. She had also recounted what life was like, growing up as a daughter of a chief priest.
Life as a traditionalist is beautiful. Although it could be tough sometimes, because it is not socially acceptable and many people have this notion that we are evil. I was born and raised as a traditionalist and I have never been anything else. I love who I am. There is no need to fear the Orisas: they are there to protect.
I try to preach to fellow traditionalists and critics of our religion, showing them that the world of the traditionalist is not evil or dirty as most home videos try to portray it.
My inspiration comes from my personal experiences, religious background and the society as a whole. My first production was Oyawande, a traditional movie about Sango and Oya devotees. I used the movie not only to show people our culture and tradition, but also to preach about how strong taboos could be, using a traditionalist as an example, because charity, they say, begins at home.
So, I want to change lives with my movies, I want my movies to promote Yoruba culture and tradition and to correct the misconceptions about traditionalists and also to remind people of who we really are. We are Africans and we should be proud of that. Other productions would be out soon, but I’m taking my time so as to get a good interpretation and production.