Temidayo Abudu is a young talented Ebonylife Tv producer, who work tirelessly to build a good image for Ebonylife Tv. In a recent interview with MRH Team, Temidayo reviewed the things you all didn’t know about her. The most interesting thing about her story is her experience working wither mum, MO’Abudu.
WE ALL KNOW MISS MO’ABUDU IS YOUR MUM, HOW DOES IT FEEL LIKE WORKING FOR YOUR MUM?
It’s an interesting experience because I have to be able to deferential when she is my mum and when she is my boss. It’s been over three years now so I think we’ve found a balance between mom and boss; it’s since been a good experience
IS THIS YOUR FIRST MOVIE?
No, It’s not…I produced; On the Real, The Party2, Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Chief Daddy and then Castle & Castle.
HOW DO YOU SOMETIMES MAKE HER AGREE WITH YOUR NOTION/IDEA?
Uhm… I just try my best to appeal and show her my point of view. We usually end up with a balance of both because it’s not like we are always so far off from the same point. We usually want the same things, have same end goals but maybe the method of doing it sometimes might be different but we both learn and feed off each other. I give her my idea and she gives me hers, I guess being creative is about being collaborative, so you have to be open to other people’s opinions and she’s not the kind of person that wants it done only her way. She’s usually open to hearing other people’s opinion and taking those things into consideration.
SHE OBVIOUSLY DOESN’T AGREE WITH YOUR IDEAS ALL THE TIME, SO HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN SHE disagrees WITH YOUR IDEAS?
I push hard, I might let you rest for some time and then I’d go back. That’s one thing we both have in common, we both fight for what we want. Whatever she wants, she fights for it and I also fight for whatever I want even if I have to wait for a bit longer to get it or get her to accept it. Most times she will, maybe I’ll go speak to other people and we’ll all come together and talk to her about it then if she firmly disagrees then there’s a good reason for her to say “No”, even though it’s hard to swallow ,but there is usually a reason for her to say NO.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MAJORITY OPINION THAT THE MOVIE ‘THE WEDDING PARTY 2’ IS OVERRATED?
Errrm…I think they are two different films with two different stories. Maybe it didn’t mean as much the first one to some people as the first one did. The Wedding Party 1 was new and has never been done before and with the second one, there are already expectations of the first one. I don’t agree that it’s overrated; I think that they are two different films and I think there are people that enjoyed part 2 more than part 1. It’s really just your personal opinion or what you felt when you watched it. I watched it and loved it, I thought it was hilarious. I love seeing the English family with the Nigerian family and just the dynamic and I think Daniella is such a great actress; it was so fun to watch her on screen. So I think they are just two different films and SITCOs are actually the hardest films to produce because people already have such expectations from the first film but I think we did well and I’m proud of what we did.
‘CASTLE AND CASTLE’ IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE GENERAL TV SERIES. WHAT WERE YOUR CHALLENGES AS THE PRODUCER?
It was a big production. I know that people have done big productions before but I have never worked on such a big project and it was a huge responsibility because my mom had put the responsibility of this show in myself and Isioma’s hand. We’re under 30 and it just felt like a lot of pressure but it was still a really good experience. We worked with very good people and that’s one thing I can say is why we are able to see everything on screen because every single person that was involved in that production was good at what they did. The most challenging aspect was basically shooting for such a long period of time back to back every day and sometimes when you are working with so many people, managing personalities and making sure everyone is fine. Aside from that, the cast and directors made it easy.
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH NEGATIVE REMARKS AFTER WORKING SO HARD?
With being in this industry space of producing films, you just have to expect that some people are not going to like what you are doing. Not everyone is going to like your content, so you have to be ready to hear some negative comment; sometimes you see comments and you think that they are dumb…like you can’t understand how they came about that conclusion but I can’t reply every single person online. You take the good criticism on board for your next production because it almost pushes you to be better. There are good criticism and criticism that doesn’t need to be said. You take the good criticism and use it to work better.