by ‘Jola Sotubo
Soundcity presenter, Moet Abebe visited the YNaija office today and we have all the juicy details of the exclusive interview.
Moet, who’s nicknamed “The Screen Goddess”, talks about her background, her thoughts on the controversial anti-gay law and her mysterious “baby daddy”.
What influences your sense of style
When I choose outfits, I like to pay attention to my body and what suits me. I also try to reflect my personality through what I wear.
How does it feel to constantly be in the public eye
It can be tough sometimes because people wait for you to slip so they can criticize you but the trick is to develop a thick skin so it doesn’t bother you too much.
It’s no secret that you come from a privileged background, how do you react when people attribute all your personal success to that
I’ve learnt to brush it off. The thing is I have my own dreams, my own story and my own struggles, everyone does, privileged background or no.
You have quite a number of tattoos, doesn’t it bother you that most people attribute that to only bad girls
I got my first tattoo as a form of rebellion but after that it became a way of expressing my journey through life, like a permanent memory. As for the ‘bad girl’ stereotype, I don’t think there are still many people who believe that having tattoos makes you a bad person.
President Jonathan recently signed off on a law criminalizing homosexuality, what do you think about that
I find it very upsetting. Nigeria has bigger problems than homosexuality, like NEPA for example. It is unfair to judge a person by their sexuality because it is only about 8% of who they are.
Your body gets a lot of attention, how do you handle that
I don’t mind people talking about my body, as long as they talk about my work also.
So, about this mysterious ‘baby daddy’ you wished a happy birthday on Instagram, who is he?
I don’t have a child yet, that’s just a nickname I call my boyfriend but don’t worry, there’ll be a mini Moet soon.
Tell us one thing about you that you want everyone who meets you to know
I believe that change starts from actions taken by individuals. I intend to make a difference and I believe that if anyone contributes their part, the world would be a much better place.