My mother is a retired principal – Actress Aisha Lawal explains why she’s lowkey on social media

Nigerian actress, Aisha Lawal, has revealed why she does not share much of her social life on social media unlike some of her colleagues.

She said the main reasons are that she is from a disciplined traditional background, and she does not want to do things on the internet that will embarrass her children.

According to the actress, apart from being a typical Yoruba girl, her mother retired as a school principal and she is a no-nonsense woman.

She further said that though some actors believed that getting involved in controversies would boost their careers, it was equally important to have a clean record.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, Aisha said; “I am a typical Yoruba girl. I grew up in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Yorubas have a saying that what is hidden has more prestige. Also, my mum is a retired principal, and she does not take nonsense. I try as much as possible to avoid anything my children would be embarrassed to read about in the future.

“There is a saying in the industry that every publicity (whether positive or negative) is good publicity. But, I think having a clean record is also good. Whatever one writes on a clean blackboard would be clearly seen, but if there are a lot of jargons on the board, whatever is written on it won’t be too clear.”

The thespian who starred in the acclaimed movie, ‘Jagun Jagun’, gave an insight into how she selects movie roles.

“There are some scripts one would get, and one would know that it is going to be a big deal. That was how I felt when I got the script of the movie. Whenever I get a script, I look out for how challenging my role is. I then consider the storyline, and ask myself if it is something I would want to be a part of.

Lastly, I consider how much I would be paid. Most actresses in my age bracket run away from featuring in epic movies; perhaps because of the incantations and other things. But, I like standing up to challenges,” she said.

The screen diva also noted that she was excited about current happenings in the movie industry.

She said; “I feel good about the quality films that are being released these days. I have always known that we (Nollywood) have the strength in storytelling, though we had been under the radar. But, the industry is growing, and we are here to stay.”