She is often called hot, America’s official bad girl. Call her ‘Nawti’ too and you’d hit the nail right on the head! She has been associated with popular celebs like Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous and other big stars in the American entertainment industry and yes, she is the lead vixen in Olu Maintain‘s NAWTi video, having dated a Nigerian for seven years.Recently, Natalie featured in Olu Maintain’s latest music “NAWTi” video and people can’t stop wondering how she “clicked” into lyrics as if she is Funke, Halimat, or Tolani.
In this interview, Natalie Nunn bares her mind on her love for African culture and, her “Naija Connection” to Eromo Egbejule.
Meeting Olu Maintain and working with him must have been quite a memorable experience. How did it all begin and how did it go?
Meeting Olu Maintain was awesome. I’ve always been such a cultural type of girl love to travel, learn about other cultures and the pop culture differences between America and other places. So when I was on set with Olu all day I would ask him questions about Nigeria hahaha. When my manager came to me with this project, my only request was to hear the song, understand the meaning and of course know exactly what Olu would want me to do in the video. After I read the script, heard the song and understood the meaning, my reply was “OMG THIS IS GONNA BE SO MUCH FUN, YES I WANT TO DO IT!”
Ever been to Nigeria or Africa? Does Olu have plans of bringing you down here soon?
I have never been to Africa or Nigeria but I love the Nigerian culture and would love to travel to Nigeria or even Africa. Olu and I have spoken about me coming to Lagos and doing some positive fun things there. Hopefully soon.
Seeing as the ‘Nawti’ video is the rave of the moment and is getting positive reviews, will you be getting involved with more African musicians? Like G.O.O.D Music’s D’banj for instance who is in the US too?
Yes, I love Nigerian music and Olu is actually not the only person I have known who’s a Nigerian singer. I dated Olamide Faison for seven years who was not a Nigerian singer but whose family was Nigerian. I have heard of D’ banj who’s signed to GOOD music. And me doing another music video? It would just have to be a project that I would like to be a part of.
You French-kissed Olu Maintain in the video and you are by all standards a beauty, just as much as he is cute. Was there an attraction and sex afterwards maybe? Is a relationship brewing?
My kiss in the video with Olu Maintain was a part of the script. I played the ‘NAWTI’ main girl in the video! Olu is a very charming young man and has a great personality and very handsome but we are nothing but friends!
So what keeps you superhot and sexy? Is there a particular beauty regimen or routine you’ve got?
I love to work out and get the body sexy and everything nice and tight. I also make sure I eat healthy food to give me the energy that I need for my busy schedule. I also try and make sure I keep my stomach in shape and my butt nice and tight.
Heard about the #OccupyNigeria events, yeah? What are your thoughts?
I have heard about the Occupy Nigeria events and the issue with the gas prices nearly doubling and all the protest. I also understand that Nigeria is very different from America with the way the government is handled but I will never completely understand everything unless I am from there or lived in it. I just pray for everyone’s safety and hope that all of the issues can be resolved without hurting any other innocent people! On that note I love the Nigerian people and the culture can’t wait to come to Nigeria so I can meet and see all the beautiful ‘NAWTI NAWTI’ people! Bless.
-Nigeria Music Network!
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