Monday, 29 October 2012

Yoruba actress, Lola Alao opens up on her involvement in Dino Melaye & Bisi Ibidapo-Obe pregnancy controversy

From E24-7 magazine,
In the make believe world, star actress Lola Alao has progressed from English movies to Yoruba effortlessly. An actress with transfixing presence as portrayed in her roles in 'Omo Ajanaku' and 'Alanu Mi'

But in recent time, her name has popped up on pages of newspapers and magazines than movie credits for her role in the messy pregnancy tale between ex- federal lawmaker, Dino Melaye and beautiful actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe who alleged the former Kogi representative is the father of her soon-to-be-born child. Lola, who has been away in the United States of America (USA), spoke with E24-7 magazine’s Biodun Kupoluyi.

Can you tell me what you know about this Dino Melaye and Bisi Ibidapo-Obe’s pregnancy matter and your involvement?
The truth is just that I have never dated Dino and I will never date Dino, because Dino is like a brother from another mother, do you understand and Dino has helped a lot of people both male and female through me, like maybe when they went to Abuja and were stranded, I will call Dino to render a helping hand and he will, he loves artistes and you know, he’s close to over 70 per cent of Nigerian artistes. He’s a very nice person but it is quite unfortunate that this is happening, as for Bisi, I leave Bisi and I to God to judge what happened between us. But note that I’m not dating Dino and I will never do such. 

But she alleged you two (Lola and Dino) are dating?
She’s not normal. How will I date Dino, for what? Dino can’t date me now, we are too close to do such, Dino takes me as his sister, I take him as my brother so we are open to one each other very well. I don’t even think if I’m naked before him he would make a move or tried to touch me because he’s my brother. God knows I’m telling you the truth there is nothing between Dino and me. I just want to leave everything to God because if I have to say anything, the whole issue will be out of hands. 

Don’t you think it’s high time you talked considering the allegation and your involvement?
I have said that I’m not going to talk but my friends told me keeping quite will mean consent, and since you are my friend , I will just say, I’m not dating Dino, I will never date Dino, I know she intend dating Dino so I will never date Dino. Dino is like a brother from another mother, for me I don’t lie ooo because I don’t like running people down, I never intended to run Bisi down and I will never run her down. 

But you introduced her to Dino?
I’m not going to talk about it, because if I say anything that means I have started talking on the matter, if she’s not wise enough I should be. 

What is your advice to Bisi at this point in time?
I don’t have anything to tell her or give as an advice to her. I will just say God will judge what transpired between Bisi and I and that’s if I intended to be wicked to her. That was what I told Dare, my ex-husband the other time and that is what I will tell Bisi now. 

Don’t you think you should try to appeal to Dino on her behalf?
I said God should come between us on this matter. I never meant evil for her. Though I have said that I won’t talk to anyone on this issue but people were like it will mean I was the one that fueled the whole matter and you know silent may mean consent.

There was even this actor that went to Abuja for visa , it was when he got there that he knew that he will still have to wait for another two days, the guy called me and told me about his problem, the guy was worried. I had to call Dino that day; he was the one that helped him out. He helped the actor to get the visa, he also bought him ticket, and Dino did everything he, could all because of me. Dino loves artistes, I know many artistes, my colleagues that use his cars when they visit Abuja. You know that he uses a customized plate number all he does is that he simply removes it and put another plate number so that people won’t know the car is his own. He is nice and has been very helpful. 

Do you think he deserves all this noise about him?
He doesn’t deserve it though it’s unfortunate all these are happening, he’s a nice person. 

Has he called you or you have called him since the matter broke out?
No, I don’t even have the guts to call Dino; I’m ashamed to do so. 

I know that at your movie premiere earlier this year, he promised you a donation of N10m, has he redeemed his pledge?
Why do I have to announce that to the world if he has

But he announced his pledge to the gathering at the premiere?
I don’t want to talk about it.

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