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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Comic Actor Mr Latin Gives Solid Reasons Why He Has Returned To School..

Thirty-five years after he completed his secondary school education comic actor Bolaji Amusan A.K.A  Mr Latin is now an undergraduate at the National Open University of Nigeria, where he is studying Peace and Conflict Resolution.In this interview he explains to Punch why he returned to school despite having attained Stardom without any degree...




He told Sunday Scoop that if he had been well educated, he would have gone far in the entertainment industry.



“John Okafor and others are fantastic actors and comedians, but they are not better than us. They are just fortunate to be speaking a universally-accepted language and they are all graduates too. So, if I can add a little bit of education to my profile, I believe I will go places. That has been my determination and I am working towards it,” he stated.

He went ahead to say that regardless of all that  King Sunny Ade and King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, aka KWAM 1,  have achieved, the likes of Davido and Wizkid still have an edge over them.

He said, “If KSA and KWAM 1 go to Uganda or any other country, the way they would be accepted will be different from the way Wizkid, Olamide and Davido would be accepted.

“The younger artistes sing with English Language even though they still add the local dialect. It means people in other countries will relate with their music better. Whether we like it or not, the truth is that Yoruba language is limited to a small set of people.”

According to Mr. Latin, most of his friends are now in high places in the government and other sectors, arguing that he might be called upon to work in any capacity some day.

He added, “So, I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. I may be fortunate to venture into politics or I may be fortunate to have a friend in the Presidency, who is passionate about the theatre and thinks I can be of help. But if I don’t have a certificate to back it up, I will not be able to do it.

“I know it is not easy combining acting and schooling, but I try to make both work. It is all about having a scale of preference and using your time well. I work during the day and I study at night. I make use of the Internet well too.”

He stated that he had realised that without education, one’s achievement would be limited, saying provided one was ambitious, there was a need to seek knowledge.

8 comments:

Cynthia Iyede said...

One of my favorite in Nollywood-Yoruba.

" I may be fortunate to have a friend in the Presidency, who is passionate about the theatre and thinks I can be of help. But if I don’t have a certificate to back it up, I will not be able to do it".

That's it! Be prepared cos your breakthrough can come at anytime, it will be unfortunate for one to be the reason for not being able to access it.

BV Monzy said...

I am glad to read this. I hope other good Yoruba acts too will return to sch. I once heard Ogogo lost a role in an international movie to RMD in the 1990s. I hear Odunlade is also back.

Bee10(mummytwins) said...

Yes oh its a nice one abeg! Odunade is doing the same thing he should be rounding up soon too

Henny said...

So motivating and inspiring

Shirley said...

He is already a graduate

prettyPrisi said...

Well said!

Bold Marehi said...

Good for him. Very inspiring. Education has no restriction of age.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a Ugegbe Chike Teflon said...

Nne leave matter! They say 'capacity meets opportunity. Build yours'.
I was in shock when I saw people saying: who education epp? And using it to play on SM.

Did Mark Zuckerberg not go back to get a Harvard degree? Even the owner of Germaine motors, I attended a conference where he spoke and he said he had to help himslef in that aspect, despite all his wealth. The list is endless. I'm not saying school is easy and guarantees immediate success, but if you have the opportunity to get it, PLS DO!
A friend of mine was ranting when I and another friend insisted on 2nd degree. She even discouraged us from going at all, said we were going to waste time and money. Now she and that my other friend are trying to apply for Canadian skilled immigrant visa cos of naija wahala. That my other friend had higher merit points And for qualified for consideration. She didn't meet up with the minimum points. And she had money to do it then oh, she rather got a new car which is not so new right now anyway. I'm not saying anyone is better off, but that certificate isn't a waste and no one can tell me otherwise. Get qualified, add it to common sense and contunu.

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