Nollywood actor Emeka Okoye, best known for his role as Papa Pepe in Funke Akindeke’s series Jenifa’s Diary, has recalled his awkward first experience working with veteran Ghanaian actor, Majid Michael.
He remembered how he had been star-struck and kept missing his lines before the truth hit him.
He took to his Instagram page, the plus sized actor who is also a model shared a throwback video of himself and Majid Michael.
He wrote: “Chaiii. Acting with majid Micheal. Over excitement…I was just looking at his face and was forgetting my lines. Not until I remembered that this was a golden opportunity. Then I went into character but still the young boy was still starstruck acting with Majid Micheal. No blame me. But if you saw the crowd that attended this audition in zenith hotel asaba that year and I was the first person given a full script and asked to go and start work the next day. You will definitely know that when You experience Gods grace in your hustle. You will know he is a protocol breaker.”
Okoye went further to advise fast rising actors on the best ways to sell their crafts.
“So upcoming actors , this posts are for you out there , sending me Dm you want to act , are you really sure Acting is your passion? Or are you venturing into acting because you can’t find a corporate job. Or because you see some posts of people buying cars and building houses , or traveling the world. Do you know their own story ? Like I said earlier Rome was not built in a day. Some have toiled so hard to get the wealth the enjoy, that you think it just happens in a flash. Mark this words. It will help you; PATIENT, CONSISTENCY, PERSEVERANCE, DETERMINATION, PASSION the ultimate. I use to have a note I go about with while in asaba back then. I read those words to my soul to enrich my self with wisdom not to deviate and I must tell you. At the right time. It will work magic for you. Do you know stars come and go. Yes they Do. But there are ways which you will set your priorities right. You can never fade as a star even if you disappear for a moment. Your star can never go dim. God help you our upcoming actor as you pursue that dream.”