I Do Music As A Side Project…Olumide Oworu
Olumide Oworu, is a rising Nigerian actor who plays star roles in Mtv Shuga and The Johnson’s. He recently featured in the movie, 8 bars and a Clef. In this brief encounter, he talks about his work and reveals plans to go into music.
What was the experience like in shooting Meet the Johnsons?
It was so much fun shooting The Johnsons. I really enjoy the experience. We’ve been doing it for a long time, so we are just cool with it and even offset, it’s an actual family if you really think about it.
Do you guys (the cast) communicate outside of the Show’s set?
Yeah we talk, everybody has busy schedules so we don’t get to meet up as much as we would like. But we look out for each other and we try to keep in touch as much as possible.
How is Spiff in real life?
[He laughs] Spiff in real life and on the show are two different people. He is a graduate of political science from the University of Lagos. He is well learned and calm guy that has his head well on his shoulders.
You want to tell us about your music?
I do music as a side project; actually it’s my hobby. I plan on putting out material this year so people can get to know me on another dimension, a personal level because I get to talk about myself in my music.
Do you believe in the saying “The best musicians are hobbyists?”
Possibly, because that way your music is original and from a fresh angle. It always helps when your music is unique and does not sound like anybody.
Do you plan to launch a mainstream music career?
Eventually, I am going to. Firstly, I would put out some music on soundcloud. If the reception is good, then I’ll shoot a couple of videos and take it from there.
By Sammi Sikpojie