Many people don’t know that Nollywood actress Rukky Sanda’s real name is Rukayat Adesanya. The pretty actress has explained in a new interview with Vanguard why she has not produced a Yoruba Movie despite producing many English movies. Here are excerpts from the interview:
Most people do not know your real name is Rukayat Akinsanya. How did you come about the stage name Rukky Sanda?
Sanda is my last name and given that one has to have a stage name, I just brought in Rukky, which people have always called me. That was how I came up with the name.
You have produced seventeen movies, when will you produce a Yoruba movie?
I have it in mind; because I am an executive producer, I really need to be sure I’m going to get my money back. I do not really know how their market works, and I have actually spoken to the platform I sell my own movies to, on how much they buy Yoruba movies plus some other information. So if I get the proper network, I will do it. I actually have a script I’m supposed to do with Ramsey Noah. However, it’s not a full Yoruba film, but it’s a Yoruba setting. I really don’t know how I’m going to do the full one yet because although, I speak Yoruba, it’s not all the time. Yoruba films are amazing, so I’m going to do it when the time comes; my mum actually also wants me to do it.
Normally, when a Yoruba lady delves into the movie industry, she starts from the Yoruba sector before she crosses over, how come your case is peculiar?
At the time when I started acting in 2004, I was in Lagos State University and school was on strike. I was very idle then, even though I did business at the time. So I met my sister’s friend who worked with movie makers then. She took me for an audition where I got a role to play, and at the end of the audition, I decided I was never going to do it again because we had to do it all through the night. From that point, I stopped doing movies up until 2006 when I graduated.