How I got ex-president, Obasanjo to act with me- Actor, Sam Ajibola
By Rita Chioma,
Weeks ago, Nollywood star, Samuel Ajibola kicked off his widely anticipated series ‘Dele Issues’, with a special episode featuring, the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Samuel Ajibola who is popularly known as Spiff in the sitcom ‘The Johnsons’, told Allure Vanguard how he was able to get ex-president into his production.
According him, it was by God’s grace and that it happened suddenly.
“Well, it didn’t take much time, when God wants to bless you, it’s just happens all of a sudden and before you know it, things would just start working faster for you.
We were at the center of Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential rally then, the youth development center.
He wanted to do the 2017, Youth dialogue which was four months ago. He was going to be the father of the day while I was the host for the event. When I got the idea that I was going to host it, I just pitched up the idea to my management and told them I wanted to do this as my little contribhtion to the growth of the youth. I was ready for the worst. I had already programmed my mind for anything, but after I met him, he loved the idea,” he recalled.
Ajibola also revealed how he felt standing in front of the former president to ask for such an enormous request.
“I have always been a confident person from time. That’s how I grew up, that was how my father trained me to be. I’m the first child and I have a lot of responsibilities, so I always have to be bold and prepared. I know what it is to be bold when the need be and it worked for me.”