Olatayo Amokade, the Nigerian actor popularly known as Ijebu, said that before he became famous as an actor, he faced a lot of rejections and worked as a generator repairer.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said: “I actually started my career as a generator repairer. I faced a lot of rejections, but they only made me stronger and got me where I am today.
“Before joining Nollywood, I was a very determined person. I have always made good use of all the opportunities that have presented themselves to me ».
In an industry full of controversy, the actor noted that he consciously avoids drama. He said: “The question is: can controversy really be avoided? Even if one tries to stay away from it, it will somehow sail towards one. This is a big disadvantage of social media. I always do my best to distance myself from any drama ”.
When asked if he could turn down any role in a film, he said, “As an actor, I would screen any role assigned to me to the best of my ability, even if it’s x-rated.”
Although some are of the opinion that the acting profession is not as profitable as it seems, Ijebu said: “If one loves what he does and it is his passion, he would have no problem with that. There are good days and bad days, it is the passion we have that keeps us going. It happens in all sectors, not just Nollywood, and some are even worse ».