Thursday, July 4, 2013

Juliet Ibrahim on Her Childhood, Marriage and Being a Working Mother

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Actress, Juliet Ibrahim is a stunning lady but had not really come to my attention until she made some very valid and intelligent comments about the OJB Fundraiser. Turns out that she's multilingual, speaks French, Spanish and English, grew up all over the world, and is married and a mother in addition to her work with her Kidney Foundation and being an actress. She talks about all that and more with Flytime TV recently.

Growing Up? My childhood was not a stable one because we grew up in war torn countries so my family and I were always relocating. I grew up in Liberia, Lebanon and Ivorycoast before we finally moved back to Ghana. There were happy moments when I was in school but most of my childhood moments are not quite exciting.

You speak French, Spanish and English? How were you able to learn all three? Yes I do. I am not very fluent in Spanish though simply because I can't constantly speak it in Ghana.I grew up in Ivory coast where I lived for 11 years hence I speak and write fluent French. I learnt spanish in Ghana at the Institute of languages. I love languages and learning new cultures.

Journey into the movie world? I grew up watching so many celebrities in hollywood and dreaming of being like them someday. My parents always used to buy me every new album of any musician back in the day just to keep me updated. I was a huge celine dion fan. I remember in the 7th grade we were asked to write an essay on what we will like to be when we grow up and my dream was to be an international model and musician. I didn't have acting in my plans. although I acted a few times in senior high school, I have always been the shy type, so I used to prefer singing at talent shows whilst wearing sunglasses lol.  I somehow stumbled on acting in 2004 after I had just won a beauty pageant and was crowned "Miss Ghana institute of languages" (Queen of languages). I went for the audition, got the role and the rest they say is history. However, I didn't forget about my childhood passion though, I am in the studio working on my album and I have currently released my first music single called "celebrate" which features Jupita .

You are married, and you have a cute son. How do you manage your family life, and being a working actress?
By the grace of God I have been able to describe myself or call myself a "superwoman". It's not easy, but with the help of my wonderful mom I have been able to juggle it all. She takes care of my son whenever I have to be out on the road. My husband is also quite a busy person so we are both always on the road. I actually do make time for my son whenever I am in Ghana and not on set. He is so much fun to be around and every time I am away I miss him so much. I also run a boutique in Accra so when I am not on set filming I am taking care of my business.

Tell us about your son? My son's name is Jayden.  He is 2yrs old and he is the sweetest person I have ever met in my life, I love him so much.

What is the most romantic surprise/gift/gesture you have ever gotten? An all expense paid trip on my birthday.

We understand that JULIET IBRAHIM FOUNDATION is focused on creating awareness on kidney cancer and providing necessary interventions, how many lives have you impacted so far?
 I believe the foundation has impacted so many as long as people are aware of what the disease is about. We have a music video out on you tube and it has helped and been very well circulated in the world amongst various kidney cancer organizations and platforms.The Juliet Ibrahim foundation also raises funds every now and then to help patients undergo kidney transplants as well as to pay for patients dialysis treatments.

How she relaxes? I travel, sleep, watch movies or spend time with jayden.

Her personal style? Trendy and casual. I am not really a follow the crowd kind of person, I always wear what suits me and suits the occasion. On an ordinary day I will be seen in jeans and tank tops.

What is the one thing you will never be caught wearing? Rubber boots

What determines your hair styles. Sometimes you go for red hair, sometimes blonde, sometimes natural?
My hair is one thing i love to always change. I have never kept the same look for a long period of time. it depends on my mood and my dress code for an event, hence i have so many wigs in my closet.

Your daily beauty routine and how you have managed to maintain your complexion?
I am mixed race so my complexion is natural. however, I can't do without my facial scrubs and natural body cream made of shea butter. I use a lot of carols-daughter products from the USA.

Read the rest of the interview on FlytimeTV


  1. She is really beautiful. I don't understand why she got so much backlash on the OJB issue when her comments were really valid and intelligent. Her husband is fine too!!! More grease to your elbow Juliet

  2. Good interview. This statement though... I actually do make time for my son whenever I am in Ghana and not on set.... Seriously? Sounds like taking care of her son is one of many chores

  3. She sure luks cute and I envy her as a super mom,cos dis days its not really easy to be all in


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