Fast-rising Nigerian actress Genoveva Umeh has given an insight into her experience playing the character Timeyin on the Netflix series ‘Blood Sisters’ during an interview on the show ‘Is This Seat Taken?’ with Chinasa Anukam.
She expressed her excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to work on the series.
Describing it as a mind-blowing experience, Umeh expressed her appreciation for being able to collaborate with Ebony Life, a renowned production company.
She revealed that she had been a fan of Ebony Life’s shows, watching them on YouTube even during her university days.
“Mind-blowing. Once in a lifetime opportunity, that’s what it felt like to me,” Umeh said.
“One, I’m working with Ebony Life. I’ve always watched Ebony Life; I’ve been watching their shows from YouTube, from my bunk bed in uni.”
Umeh also expressed her disbelief at being given such a significant opportunity and her excitement upon attending the table read for the series.
Seeing seasoned actors like Ramsey Noah, Kate Henshaw, and Kehinde Bankole, whom she had admired from a distance, was a dream come true for her.
She expressed her joy at having the chance to act alongside them on screen.
“I can’t believe you’ve given me this opportunity and then I walk into the table-read and I see Uncle Ramsey, Aunty Kate and Kehinde Bankole.
“These guys, I’ve been in the same room with them but I’ve always just been in the background.
"So having to spar with them on screen, just so so exciting. What a dream,” she said.
‘Blood Sisters’ is recognised as the first Nigerian Netflix Original series and features a talented cast including Ini Dima-Okojie, Nancy Isime, Ramsey Noah, Kate Henshaw, Wale Ojo, Kehinde Bankole, Deyemi Okanlawon, Gabriel Afolayan, and Tope Tedela, among others.
Directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang, the four-part series was released on May 5, 2022, through a collaboration between Netflix and Ebonylife TV, spearheaded by media mogul Mo Abudu.