Adediwura BlarkGold: I Love Giving…I Feel Fulfilled,Happy When I Do This


Adediwura Adesegha, known as Adediwura BlarkGold, is a Nollywood Actor and founder of an NGO for widows called Giving Is Fun Initiative. Adediwura is also the CEO of  Blarkgold Empire Limited and an amiable philanthropist. She tells Tosin Clegg about her recently concluded charity to widows, acting, her career at large and much more


Passion for acting

My passion for acting was since my primary school days.

It’s inbuilt and I thank God for connecting me to the proper channel in June 2008. That was when I started acting professionally. Then, I met with the late Abdul-Fatai Teniola, CEO, Tenifab Motion Pictures. He invited me for audition at his Ikeja office. I did well, according to compliments from his Secretary, and that got me a huge role in his production titled Afiwo. I was so lucky to be given a lead role and I acted along with the dons of Nollywood like Faithia Williams, Yomi Fash-lanso, Funso Adeolu, Jumoke George and others. That alone gave me a strong foundation to build on in Nollywood.


Productions so far

I did a production titled Alangba (Lizard) and it became a breakout movie for me due to the recognition and compliments I got from fans all over the world. The movie was well-embraced by people and I still get encouraging compliments till date. Though, I have featured in other productions that people reckoned with, but my movie pushed me farther. At the moment, I have shot seven movies, Ikoko (Closet), Alangba (Lizard), Oronro (Bile), 40th Birthday, Deep Heat, Aago Meje Ale, Ewure Abami, The Cryptic Goat and more. I have worked with great actors like Femi Adebayo, Yinka Quadri, Dele Odule, Odun Adekola, Bolanle Ninalowo, Ronke Odunsanya, Ibrahim Chatta, Bimbo Oshin, Fausat Balogun etc

Working for Widows

I got inspiration to run a registered NGO basically for widows. That was due to what my mother has been through as a widow. Generally, I love to give. I feel fulfilled and happy when I do so and I thought of merging the two words, “Giving and Happiness” and at the same time pass a message across to the society about the fun in giving. So I berth “Giving Is Fun”. The first thing I did when I started was to make stickers that I paste on people’s trunk and house doors. I see it as a way to pass messages to the world. Then the quote was Giving Is Fun; Try It.