by Stanley Azuakola
Her fans would miss her, but Damilola Adegbite (who plays Telema Duke on Tinsel) believes that there is time for everything, and after four years playing the lead role on the soap, she believes it is time to leave the show.
She confirmed this in an official statement released on Monday 10th September 2012 by her management, Cartwheel & Pandora PR. According to the statement, her decision to exit from the top rated TV show is a professional career decision that had to be made.
The official statement read thus:
Damilola is sad to be saying goodbye to the show and would deeply miss everyone. The last four years spent on the show has been a very beautiful and fulfilling experience for her; Damilola over the course of four years has built not only a good work relationship, but great friendship and regards the entire cast and crew as family.
She is, however, very excited about the next phase of her career, as she is currently on a movie set with AMAA award winning film maker, Michelle Bello, where Damilola will be playing a lead role in the upcoming movie.
According to a source close to the actress, “Damilola Adegbite is very happy and grateful for the opportunity Tinsel has given her and looks forward to the next phase of her life and career.”
Adegbite also used the opportunity of her exit to say a big thank you to her fans for the love and support throughout her time on Tinsel. She said that she hopes to continue to have their support as she steps into the next phase.