WHILE many people want to be famous for their own interests, budding actress, Fatima Adeoye wants to be in the spotlight to help the vulnerable and less privileged.
In light of that, she has joined the Tema branch of the Rotary Club, a social group which engages in various philanthropic projects.
“I don’t just want to flaunt my body and lord it over people with the talent God has given me. I have a strong conviction that He blessed me for a purpose and that is to make people smile,” she said in an interview with Showbiz recently.
As an association, Rotary Club has undertaken several philanthropic projects and for Fatimah, joining the group is a good move since they share similar interests.
She pointed out that poverty has denied many people the right to better living conditions and it is not out of place to give if one can afford to do so.
“Rotary believes in service to mankind. They do a lot of charity work including building schools, hospitals, constructing boreholes and putting people through vocational training and I’m happy to be part of a group committed to such worthy causes,” Fatima stated.
Fatima Adeoye won the Discovery of the Year prize at the City People’s Entertainment Awards in Nigeria in 2015.
As a way of honing her skills and keeping busy while the movie industry is in a slump, Fatimah introduced short films and according to her the reception has been rewarding.
“I am glad I have other avenues to put my talent to good use. The response has been great so far and I’m looking forward to more positive reviews.
“ Again, I have some scripts and some producers have shown interest in them so my fingers are crossed,” she said.
She expressed appreciation to her followers saying “I want to thank my fans for their love, attention and patronage. If they did not share my works, I’m not sure I will be where I am today. The world should watch out for me, there are many good things in the offing”.