Nigerian actor and reality TV star, Seyi Awolowo, has appreciated movie producers for considering him as someone deserving of being called for acting gigs.
He expressed the belief that his voice and physical appearance greatly influenced the decisions to give him certain type of roles.
CorrectNG reports that his words of appreciation is coming months after he tendered a public apology to fellow BBNaija housemates and viewers following a controversial remark he made about women.
Seyi had said that he wanted to train his little sons so that they can engage in promiscuous activities with other people’s daughters.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, the two-time Big Brother Naija contestant spoke about his career and said that beyond acting as a fine boy in movies he yearns for more challenging roles that will take him out of his comfort zone.
Seyi, who is the grandson of Obafemi Awolowo, the first premier of the Western Region, said he is open to acting as a father, bus conductor or a character and many people would not expect in future films.
He said; “I really appreciate all the producers who have called me for jobs, and are allowing me to put my acting skills to good use. I would like to believe that my voice and physique have influenced many of the roles I get.
But, that is a double edged sword, because it might make me to be stereotyped. Moving forward though, I would love to play more challenging roles. It won’t be bad to play the role of a bus conductor or father; roles that people won’t see coming.”
Speaking on the meaning of wealth, the actor defined it as not just financial gains but also the acquisition of knowledge and networking that can give room for acquisition of physical assets.
Seyi said; “The word, ‘wealthy’, is relative, because I do not see wealth as just financial gains alone. Also, I don’t think I have done a lot of movies that can give me the kind of resources that would empower me to acquire physical assets yet.
However, I have acquired knowledge and met people that have added value to my network. Hence, I would say that acting has given me opportunities and some financial rewards. But, wealth is subjective.”