I’m a Gentle and Shy Guy in Real Life, I Don’t Take Alcohol or Smoke” – Actor Soji Omobanke Shares Interesting Insight
Ace Nollywood actor, Soji Taiwo, also known as Omo Banke got his teeming fans surprised when he granted an interview with BBC Yoruba, Amebo9ja report.
Omo Banke got popular for his vulgar slang and acting like thugs in movies, but he noted during the interview that he is a sharp contrast from that in real life.He noted that he neither smokes nor takes alcohol in real life and insisted that the only times he takes alcohol is when he attends an event and he’s feeling shy:When I go out, and I’m feeling shy I take a small sip of alcohol that will not have an effect on me to mishave or get drunk.”
The actor also noted that he came from an entertainment family as his late father, Yomi Taiwo was a Juju musician.
He insisted that he had acted several roles like lover boy, calm guy before he became popular with slang and thuggery and chose to stick with it.
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He gave a massive shoutout to the late Alhaji Yekeen Ajileye of blessed memory:
“Ajileye gave me a big break with Eran Iya Oshogbo in the movie I killed Iya Gbonko’s cat because she was a witch and I gave her voice that was why I got my Omo Banke name.”
The actor further noted that it wasn’t an easy journey for him as he has been acting for 25 years and maintained that new entrants in the movie industry are enjoying it now.
He advised new actors to be prayerful and respect the elders who came before them.