Poverty No Longer Scares Me — Actor, Chinedu Ikedieze Declares
Chinedu Ikedieze, the well-known diminutive Nigerian actor, who’s also called Aki, has talked about his concern of poverty.
The actor says that although poverty was once his best concern, it now not scares him.
He instructed Saturday Beats, “Clearly, nobody would wish to dare poverty if one had had a face-off with it previously (laughs). I work arduous day by day to maintain poverty at arm’s size. I’m certain we (me and poverty) don’t have a relationship anymore.”
The actor additionally famous that although he and his colleague, Osita Iheme, Pawpaw, performed loads of stereotypical roles within the early years of their profession, they have been simply doing their jobs.
He mentioned, “It’s nothing. We have been simply having fun with ourselves as actors. Though some folks could name it stereotypical roles, they need to perceive that we have been paid to interpret these roles, and we did that convincingly.”
Talking about his relationship with the late Ada Ameh, with whom he acted on the favored tv collection, ‘The Johnsons’, he mentioned, “The Johnsons’, for me, isn’t just a sitcom however a platform by way of which we – each the solid and crew – have come collectively to turn out to be a household. This explains how a lot we imply to 1 one other. Ada’s case was distinctive as a result of as a personality, she dominated the household together with her motherly position.
“Ada and I had a synergy on and off display screen. The truth is, our relationship as buddies and colleagues dated again from the years of the film, ‘Aki Na Ukwa’. She was a really emotional individual, jovial, kindhearted, philanthropic, and hated injustice. We miss the whole lot about her.”
Addressing individuals who criticise actors for flaunting wealth, contemplating the extent of poverty within the land, Ikedieze mentioned, “The reality is that they (actors) make the cash and know the load of their pockets. As such, they select how one can spend it. For me, being benevolent is a pure factor. If one doesn’t have it, one can’t give it.”