By Oluwafemi Dosu
The famous actress and producer of gospel movies, Evangelist Sunmbo Segun-Okeowo, has finally opened up how she met her husband, Evangelist Kolade Segun-Okeowo who is also a popular gospel actor and director.
In an exclusive interview with Gospel Film News recently in Lagos, the actress revealed that both of them met in a drama group where it all started.
“Whatever i am today is by the grace of God it’s not because of my educational background. I didn’t read Theater Art but i saw that i have a gift of acting while i was in primary school, so i used to act in my primary school days, in secondary school the same thing. When i was in secondary school i gave my life to christ and i joined a drama group in the church where i came across my husband and i’ve been in drama group since that time until i got married, even after wedding i’m still into drama. Being a drama minister is just by the leading of the holyspirit,” she noted.
SSO, as popularly called also disclosed to Gospel Film News that she got married while in school, and since that time she has been in the hand of God and have been following her passion and the leading of God.
The famous actress noted that it has been tough managing the home and ministry especially when her children were younger.
“God has been helping me but i have to be sincere with you. By the time my children were still young it was tough, there were times i will not be able to go to ministration with my husband, there were times i was pregnant and they will go out i will not be able to follow them but i kept my passion, even though i was not with them on the field i still pray, i was part of the ministry.”
“One thing most people don’t understand is that you don’t need to act to really do drama ministry, there are some people behind the scene, there are some people that are praying. So, those times i don’t go out for locations but now nothing is holding me back. The children are grown up but because the passion has been there it is easy for me to follow,” she stated.
She however implore upcoming actress to stay with God and stay in God, adding that the difference between drama ministry and secular world is the message that they have. “It is not just about the story but the message that is powerful in us to deliver. I have heard of people who watched our films and right in their parlour they received deliverance. So that is what they should focus on, that is what they should not loose, they should not miss it. It is not just about acting it’s about blessing lives it is about people been blessed through your ministration when you act films,” she concluded.