“I’m Fed Up With Herbalist Role, I Need New Roles” – Actor Ojopagogo Tells Movie Producers
Ibadan based veteran Nollywood actor and producer Rasaq Olayiwola, aka Ojopagogo, has cried out to the public that he is fed up of playing only herbalist roles in movies.
The actor who has been gracing the big screen for over 3 decades told Saturday Beats that he is tired of being stereotyped in the movie industry.
According to him, versatility is what makes acting interesting and not a single character that becomes boring overtime.
“When I started acting, I did not start with the role of an herbalist. Alade Aromire was the first person that cast me as an herbalist in a movie and since then, people have started using me for the role of an herbalist. I have complained about it; in fact, last year, I had to hold a meeting with some stakeholders in our industry to let them know that they should use me for other movie roles instead of only using me for the role of an herbalist.
“They told me that it is due to the demand of the public but I would prefer to play other roles. Nowadays, if you insist that I should act the role of an herbalist in your movie, I do it but not with the same zeal I would use to portray other characters”.
My Dream Roles
“One of my dream roles is to play the role of someone who terrorises others in a crime movie. I want to be featured in a crime movie and I want people to know that I am a versatile actor.
“Even if people would not want to cast me for that role, I can write a script that would depict my desire and I would shoot the movie. The journey into my acting career has been challenging; I have still not achieved what I want. I want to leave my footprints on the sands of time after I am dead and gone; money is not everything,”.