is a veteran actor well known in Nollywood for his versatile roles in
Yoruba movies. He also acts in English movies too. Currently, he’s
President, Golden Movie Ambassadors of Nigeria; a body that believes in
rebuilding, restructuring and re-branding the movie industry. He spoke
with Sunday Sun recently about his firsts. Excerpts:
first TV national soap opera was Winds of Destiny on NTA. I played
Mallam Vodca in it . My
first radio program was on Radio Kwara as Mallam Sule Metoya, a
comedian. My first television appearance was in 1978 in NTV kiddies
program. I was the first producer in the history of Africa to do the
true cast movie, the Ankara movie and the three cast in West Africa.
Council for Arts and Culture. It was N130 and I felt cool that day. I
left primary school in 1978 to go back to secondary school in 1985. Just
imagine that stretch. Fausat Balogun was the first to tell me to go
back to school.
was like 15 or 17 years ago. I dashed the car to a friend who said he
would give me something. I couldn’t face him to ask for the car again,
because he assisted me a lot. He has done more than a car for me.
Subsequently, I bought Honda Accord.
abroad too. My first trip abroad was to Cotonou. But if you want to
package it, my first trip was to London. I was shocked at the trip
because I went with the likes of Ramsey Nouah. I felt I just had to sit
down and watch others. But when they called my name, the hall was
vibrating and I was like is it real? That was in 2002.
she’s from Ebiraland. She taught me how to speak Ebira language. You
know that kind of boyfriend and girlfriend. It’s more of picture and
letter. Not the kind of things they do these days that result in teenage
pregnancies. We were all in Ilorin then. But don’t forget, I left
primary school in 1978 and started secondary school later in 1985. Look
at that long stretch. I was much older in secondary school. Even in Form
1, I was the president of music and dramatic society. It was like a
star coming to school when I got to secondary school.
My consultant would fight me. But in those days, it was bj trousers,
stretch jeans, and bj hairstyles. These were designers in those days.