the popular Nollywood comic pair known as Aki and Pawpaw. Both men have
since moved up the creative ladder, from being just comic actors to
making their own movies.
Although most Nigerian filmmakers often shy away from seeing their own
works, he is not one of them. Out of the four movies that he has shot so
far, the one that appeals most to him is Mr. Limpopo. He is likely to be caught seeing the movie for as many times as possible.
good and the casting is fantastic. I’d love to work on the storyline
again and do it in a better way,” he says.
Ikedieze), whose wife put to bed a couple of weeks ago, Osita is still a
bachelor. Asked why he has not followed Aki’s example, the comic actor
looks confused and he is speechless for awhile. Then he says, “Marriage
is not something that anybody should rush into. I will get married at
the right time. When it’s time for me to get married, you will know. You
will be informed.”
is still waiting for the proverbial Miss Right, saying, “There is no
Miss Right anywhere. I don’t believe that I should meet Miss Right
before I make up my mind about marriage. Besides, there is no wife for
anybody. Once you get somebody attached to you, she will become your
among millions of movie fans across Nigeria, even beyond the country’s
borders, Osita says that he has been publicly embarrassed by the same
fans and admirers on some occasions.
occurred somewhere in neighbouring Benin Republic, he says, “An excited
fan removed my cap and gave me a knock on my head. He said he had been
seeing me in the movies and only wanted to confirm if I was really the
one. Although I felt quite embarrassed by his behaviour, I let the
incident pass because I could see that he acted out of excitement.”
the drama group in his church. At a point, he had decided to take up
acting as a career if given the opportunity.
the present economic situation on the movie industry and concludes, “It
is tough getting by nowadays. This is probably because filmmaking is no
longer as lucrative as it used to be. But what else can we do? The
recession is affecting everybody and the entire nation.”