Actress and mother of one, Doris Simeon, who was previously married to Daniel Ademinokan, is speaking out about her failed marriage. It was a huge controversy leading to their split as many held fellow actress Stella Damasus, responsible.
After years of speculations, and name calling, Ademinokan, just recently revealed he is married to Stella.
And Doris equally seems to have moved on as the mom of one says she has no plans to reconcile with her ex hubby as she is currently in a relationship with someone and she intends to keep it out of the public eye.
To be sure, Doris is pretty and attractive, which is one of the genetic factors she got from her late mother. But an appealing persona is not all that she has. Many producers and directors have identified the huge talent in her which they keep exploiting, again and again.
From her first feature film, ‘Three Million Naira’ which was directed by her benefactor, Yomi Ogunmola, to other movies like ‘Iseju Marun’ and ‘Oloju Ede’, Doris has worked with different directors like Mr. Latin, Jide Kosoko, Saheed Balogun and Kinglsey Omoefe.
Doris was once on demand for roles that portrayed in a certain manner. It was becoming too stereotype and very predictable. And it did not help matters at all that following a stellar performance in ‘Oloju Ede’, she became known widely by that nickname.
To acquire some form of formal training in the creative arts, she studied Production Management at PEFTI. In 2006, she gained professional independence by producing her first movie, ‘Oni Temi’ which was directed by her ex-husband, Daniel Ademinokan. ‘Omo Iya Kan’ and ‘Asiri’ were to follow in quick succession. As an independent producer, she has produced eight movies to date. However, she has a pack of new works that she is itching to bring to the public this year.
Speaking about her marriage, a ThisDay reporter had asked her what if her ex-husband is the most likely person to bring out the best in the cast?”
“That most definitely won’t happen. There are so many directors. The competition is high now. Everybody is always at their peak, she said.
“So, what if he approaches her for work?”She said, “Na money matter now. If he invites me to work with him, I will. The bargain has to be good. No bad feelings. It is business. But I won’t invite him to work with me.”
If all her calculations fall into place, 2017 holds a load of good promises for Doris and her fans. “I am working on the premiere for the two that are in English. The other two are in Yoruba and they are with the marketer who sponsored it. He will decide what to do with them. I have finished my work. The movies are titled, ‘Aseju’ and ‘Lori Ere’.
One of the movies is titled, ‘True Betrayal’. The other goes by the title, ‘Alone in the Dark’, which she co-wrote with Biola Adebayo. She thinks ‘True Betrayal’ is the most expensive work she has produced yet. She shares writing credit with Titi Orire. Also on the cards for 2017 is the return of her television talk show in Yoruba, Faaji Extra.
Also, she is supposed to be dating some influential politicians? “See me, my brother if I was going out with those people, I for don be bigger babe for town.”
“I see it as normal when men make overtures at me. If you are a woman and men are not chasing after you, then you need to go for spiritual cleansing; something must be wrong somewhere. It is a normal thing that would happen to a normal girl who walks on the street, whether you are an actor or not; men will approach and woo you; it is left to you to say, ‘yes or no.’
But it was said that she had just found a new love.
“Yes,” she said. And should we expect a marriage anytime soon?
“Marriage is over-rated’” she said. “Let me just say for now that I am in love with a man. I do not know what will happen next. There are so many ‘arrangee’ marriages in Nigeria now. At my age, I have to understand what I am getting into; otherwise people will say I am stupid. Marriage? Not so fast.”