My name is Intellect Oritselaju Awani, you can call me Tells Awani.
I studied Political science in Delta state University. I am a model and an actor.
My journey into modeling started with peeps appreciating my height and fine face. I did not like to workout before, popsy used to tell me then that a time will come when I will love workout and the time eventually came, I became an addict.
Someone saw me one certain year and asked me for a shoot. I was reluctant at first until I fared down to the location. I was given a hotel room and paid 30k. It was a wow! I am like ‘just for my photos? I’m getting all of these?’ It really made me look into the modeling world and I saw that there is actually something good in it, so I took it more seriously.
As per the acting part, a friend asked me to help him because the aunt was directing an interview session. I went there to help with the lightnings and microphone because of my height. It happened that one of the actors was absent and I ended up acting. I played the part well. Then later I was invited for an audition, I went and it was no stress.
I got my first role, I read the script and made some corrections. I let the directors know I am a critic for naija movies. It happens that whenever I am given a script, I will just read a part of it, smile and tell them what happens next or close to it. Some say I have seen it before, others just envy.
So far, It has been challenging. I once missed an international job sometime in 2016 because of international passport issues. Also, most of the job owners are married women and they wanna get laid first. I am never doing that s***
Five years from now, you should meet me having a firm of my own, happily married and putting smiles on faces.
I think I have got plans already for the future. It is just to put them to work.
My late dad, mom, siblings+ everything I want is expensive so I need to afford them. This is what keeps me going.