Though a chip off the old block, Muka Ray, son of late thespian, Ray Ejiwunmi, with his siblings in the movie industry, has exhibited a matured approach to establishing his movie career.
The range of his craft has won him plaudits home and abroad and now that he’s found his voice in music, he’s wooing more fans. In a recent interview, he spoke about his passion for entertainment, his music and his romance with star actress, Iyabo Ojo.
There is a trend in your movie and now music career, you hardly do anything without Iyabo Ojo, do you so much believe in her?
Well, Iyabo Ojo is my colleague, she believes in Muka a lot and when it comes to productions, we share a whole lot of fruitful ideas together and the outcome is always rewarding, so we are very compatible. We take advice from each other, like when I wanted to start my music career I told her about it and she was surprised but she later asked me what will make my music different, she said she hoped it would not be like those common beats out there, she wanted to know if my music will send message to the listeners. I remember that I told her it will be a unique style and it will come with a lot of messages. She found it like that and gave all the support.
So she’s more like your confidant and adviser?
Yes, she is everything you call it, she advised me a lot and she wants the best for me, just like I want for her.
So if you weren't married, would you have proposed to her?
If I haven’t married I won’t because I’m someone that is already in public and I cannot afford my wife to be too. It’s usually not easy to have a couple who are celebrities, the pressure can be unbearable, so I wouldn’t have proposed to her.
But do you people mix business with pleasure sometimes?
But a lot of people feel there’s a kind of chemistry between you two?
No, to tell you the truth Iyabo Ojo is more or less like my younger sister, she knows my family and she’s very close to my wife, she’s free with me and she has been a reliable colleague, we talk a lot.
You mean wife has never taken you up on Iyabo Ojo’s matter?
No, because they are very close and my wife knows the relationship that exists between the two of us, she knows she’s a business partner and a very good person to me.
You discovered her, right?
God discovered her.