Ayobami Ayoola is a Nollywood actor. who came into limelight after winning the 2012 edition of Project Fame West Africa, before taking up the role of Mide in the web series, “Skinny Girl in Transit.”
In an interesting, the actor, who currently plays Oviyon ‘V’ Hunyinbo in the popular Africa Magic telenovela “Jemeji,” and is set to play Ladi in the upcoming Bankers NGR series, spoke about his acting career and expectations after Project Fame.
Speaking about his ability to get out of a character, Ayoola described actors as the most genuine set of people ever.
He also shared the similarities between himself and his on-screen characters Mide, Ladi and Oviyon.
“Everyone that comes out of a competition wants or desires huge and immediate success. You can’t blame anyone for thinking that way, because, you’re in a competition and everything is given to you on a platter of gold.
My expectations were very high. Were they met? Absolutely not, because if they were met, I probably would receiving Oscars and Grammy, because that was what I thought.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day and it would be stupid for anyone, having gone through what they have gone through, to now give up.
No, my expectations were not met. But, am I happy, am I fulfilled? Yes. Every single day I get closer to my expectations being met.”
“Unfortunately, I can’t give out so much about Ladi yet. But, Mide is a daddy’s boy and mummy’s boy. Very wealthy and responsible man that knows what he wants and goes for it.
Ladi on the other hand is full of mischief. Let’s just put it this way, he is the opposite of Mide, as far as work ethic is concerned. Even as far as character, he is a complete opposite of Mide. Is he likable? Is he lovable? Yes.
Is he outspoken? – I even think he is more outspoken than Mide. Is he a sucker for love? No, Ladi has more important things to worry about.
I’m just very privileged to be able to play different characters on opposite end of the spectrum.”
“I saw some bits of Ayoola in Mide. I didn’t even know until I would do something in reality, and I would be like ‘oh okay, that’s what Mide would do.’
So, now I’m not even sure if I’m now bringing Mide into my real life or the other way round. And Ladi? I think I have his stupidity inside of me me. It just takes the right situation to bring it out.
But Jemeji? No. I’m not a farmer, I’m more subtle and I think through my actions. Oviyon ‘is not that kind of guy. So, I think Mide is closer [similar to Ayoola.]
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