I would’ve become pastor if I wasn’t acting - Deyemi Okanlawon


Deyemi Okanlawon

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Popular Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon has revealed the profession he would have been in if he was not in the movie industry.

Speaking in a recent interview with Pulse, the thespian, who switched from engineering to the entertainment industry disclosed that he would have been a Christian cleric if he wasn’t a thespian.

“I don’t think I can call it a career path, it would have been more of a calling. I think I would have been a pastor [if I wasn’t an actor],” he said.

He said contrary to speculations that he is abusive because of some of the movie roles he had played, he is against domestic violence.

The actor said the most ridiculous rumours he has heard about himself is that he is “expensive to hire.”

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He, however, added that it isn’t a rumour.

Recenty, Okanlawon had explained that he came into the industry to “do the work,” stressing that “fame was the collateral upside.”

He said his biggest regret is not starting his acting career earlier.

He said the Hollywood actresses he would like to go on dates with are Viola Davies and Meryl Streep.

“To be honest, I didn’t know this side of fame. I didn’t come into the industry to be famous. I came to do the work and the collateral upside of doing the work was fame. So, I quickly adapted with the understanding that it is just part of the job.

“In fact, I try to remove that from my head to help me stay grounded.”

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