For fast rising actress, Queeneth Hibert, the journey to become a television diva was not part of her childhood dreams; instead, she stumbled on the profession. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actress said that as a child, she always stood in front of the mirror talking to herself but in her mind, she was in front of a class teaching.
However her sojourn into Nollywood began via modelling when she was just 16 years old.
She said, “I started modelling when I was about 16 years old and I did some jobs for Orange Drugs as well as Apple Cosmetics. I crossed over to acting because I have always had a passion for acting. Right from when I was young, I had always loved fashion and people have always loved the way I dressed. Right from my childhood days, I have always talked to the mirror and I thought I would be a lecturer but I did not know I would become an actress.
“I learnt a lot even before I went into the industry. To be frank, I heard a lot of things about the entertainment industry but when I got into it, I realised it was not so. I heard that you have to either sleep with producers or pay them but I never encountered such. Nobody has ever harassed me for a movie role. When my mother learnt that I was going into modelling at a young age, she was bothered but I assured her that I would be fine. Luckily for me, that was my turning point before I went for Miss Tourism Nigeria and I emerged as the first runner up.”
Meanwhile, Gilbert has not been devoid of controversy as she was quoted to have said there wouldn’t be Nollywood without sex.
However, the actress debunked making such statement.
“I did not grant the interview where I said that no pornography, no Nollywood because we have a lot of stars in Nigeria that have made it without being nude. The article was done by a national daily but I do not remember telling them anything like that. Sadly, I have not had any medium to refute the reports they published about me. I did not grant an interview like that. I do not support anyone to have sex without being married; however, I cannot tell people what to do with their lives.”