Nollywood actress, Bukunmi Oluwasina has penned a touching note to her mentor and guardian, Toyin Farin Ogundeji.
Describing her as her mentor, guardian, mother, and more, she praised her for her humility and selflessness, which she stated is second to one.
Bukunmi recounted the first time she entered her office 12 years ago and saw different awards which left her in awe of her.
She expressed gratitude to the AMAA award-winning actress for working with her on her project and for helping her manage the tough time and pressure she had on set.
The mother of one revealed that the movie star didn’t just perform as an excellent actor, but also brought her magic, as her presence was felt in the costume department.
To add to it, she refused to collect a penny from her, which left her on her knees begging for her account number, but she refused.
“To the woman who taught me what acting is,
A mentor, guardian, mother, and more, @toyinbifarin_ogundeji
Whose humility and selflessness are second to none…. In fact, I’m short of words.
I remember the first time I entered her office 12 years ago, and I was seeing different awards, AMAA, AMVCA, orishirishi. I had to ask @odoaguntan_agbaletu “So Aunty Toyin has won all these??”
I’m still learning and will continue to learn from you mummy. And I’m so blessed to have you.
To know you is to love you.
Thank you for taking this project like yours. Thank you for helping me manage the tough time and pressure I had on set.
It felt like you shared your peace with me.
Thank you for Internationally making things less difficult and problematic for
me, to the point where you even started spending your money on my set.
She kept saying “Bukunmi it’s okay. Just focus on the work, I will take care of this, I can take care of myself.”
We couldn’t finish her work within our agreed dates, cos of rain, She waited extra day with no iota of anger on her face. Even when her phones kept ringing, cos of the other important places she was supposed to be.
Thank you for being patient even when it cost you a lot. Thank you for giving me the privilege to work and learn from you again.
Above all, thank you for creating time to do this with me.
She didn’t just perform as an excellent actor that she is, but also brought her magic, as her presence was felt in the costume department.
And in all of these, she refused to collect a penny from me.
I was on my knees begging for account number, mummy kept saying “No”.
All she was doing was, praying for me.
I don’t even know what her account number looks like, cos she refused to give it, before, during, and after work.
Mummy, I just want you to know that I won’t forget this. And I feel extremely blessed to know and to have you.
Once again, She brought her magic.
E PE FUN WA L’AGBARA OLORUN.
Lots of love from me to you.
Thank you, mummy”.
There is no doubt that Bukunmi Oluwasina has come a long way in the movie industry.
The screen goddess was recently left emotional after bagging her first nomination at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Bukunmi revealed that it was a double celebration for her as the news of her nomination came with a huge announcement.
Expressing joy, Bukunmi stated that the nomination means so much to her.