OCCUPATION: Video jockey, Radio Host, Actress, Catering Executive,
MARITAL STATUS: Not Married
Moet Abebe is a Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, actress, catering exec. She became a very popular face on Soundcity TV as a host of the One On One show, Body&Soul and Global Countdown show. While working at Soundcity she had the opportunity of getting a few Movie and TV series script such as Red Card, Oasis and Living Arrangement.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Born in the United Kingdom, She went to Corona Ikoyi Primary School for her Primary School education, Dowen College for a year where she did her part of secondary education. From there she went to Woldingham Secondary School in Woldingham, Surrey, United Kingdom, Then after this, she went to St. Teresa’s Secondary School also in Surrey where she then did her GCSE’s and her A-Levels. In 2008 she gained admission into the University of Manchester, where she studied Law While she was in Secondary School she had great interests in a lot of extracurricular activities such as Public Speaking, Acting, Athletics and Dance which increased and developed her sense of creativity which would be of great advantage to her later in life.
SHE TALKS ABOUT HER GROWING UP BELOW:
What was your growing up like?
I was an only child from my mum, so I grew up mostly with my mum and grandma. My dad travelled a lot. It wasn’t really lonely because I grew up in a place where there were always kids around, so I had people to play with. But at the same time, I had the benefit of actually being on my own most times that nobody knows me better than I know myself. I feel that gave me the power and the liberty to know my strengths and weaknesses. I actually had a very happy childhood. I like my childhood because I had the opportunity to play with people around and also the time to focus on myself.
Did you grow up here in Nigeria?
Yes, I was here for about eleven years, but I was born in England. I did my nursery and a bit of primary school there. Then I came here, I went to Corona School. After that, I went back to England, got my school cert and A-Levels. Then I went to the University of Manchester where I studied Law and proceeded to law school there.
CAREER AND LIFE
Her journey into limelight came after she decided to move back to Nigeria in pursuit of a career as a Tv Presenter. Three months after moving back to Lagos, Nigeria, she attended an audition for Soundcity TV, she sailed through the auditions and started working for Soundcity TV as a Tv Presenter and Producer. She became a very popular face on Soundcity TV as a host of the One On One show, Body&Soul and Global Countdown show. In 2016, she began her career on Soundcity Radio 98.5fm where she handles the afternoon popular show called “TheTakeover” from 2-6pm Monday to Friday. She has featured almost all the top Nigeria musicians on her radio show such as Vector (rapper), 2Baba, Olamide, Chidinma, D’banj and many more.
Abebe showed her versatility in entertainment when she acted in a few Movies and TV series which include Red Card, Oasis and Living Arrangement. Her acting has given her an edge in the Nigeria entertainment and media industry. She has been featured in a number of music videos like “Alabukun” by Lynxxx featuring Banky W, “Getting you” by Show Dem Camps and “Pakurumo” by Wizkid.
SHE TALKS MORE ABOUT HER CAREER AND LIFE How easy was it for you to break into the industry?
It wasn’t easy, but I really believe in faith. While in England, I kept on saying to my friends that this (Soundcity) is where I want to work. I felt that because I already had my mind focused, it wasn’t exactly so hard to achieve. When I got here, that was when the real work started, because I had no presenting experience. I even had more experience in acting than in presenting.
As an actress, how daring can you be at interpreting roles?
I actually take acting quite seriously. If the movie is all about sex, then that’s basically just a porn flick. I’m not going to do that type of movie where all we talk about is sex. But if there’s a scene and as long as it’s not too provocative and as long as my interpretation relates to the actual character, why not? I’m not going to go nude or anything like that, but I do believe that there’s tasteful nudity. I’m not going to do anything distasteful. As long as it’s necessary to the role, why not? What’s your kind of man?
Hardworking. I don’t necessarily want to date anyone in the industry. I don’t judge people that do. But for me and the type of commitment I’m looking for, if I’m to get into a relationship, I’m intending to get married to the person. So I need someone that’s really focused and fully committed. I’m not really about the physical appearance, I’m more concerned about what you’re bringing to the table as regards my future, children’s future and all. Basically, I want someone who’s hardworking, has his head screwed up properly, who’s making his money and is basically responsible.
You don’t think you can find him in the industry?
I didn’t say I can’t, but I’m not looking in the industry.