How my wife handles female fans - Deyemi Okanlawon

Deyemi Okanlawon and wife

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Popular Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon has praised his wife for her tolerance, saying she ignores female fans flirting with him.

He explained that his wife doesn’t even follow him on social media.

Speaking in a recent episode on the Deep Dive podcast hosted by comedian, Teju Babyface, Okanlawon said, “If look away was a person, that is my baby girl [my wife].

“I remember one time I went out with friends and some lady tried to kiss me. Not once has my wife ever questioned me about female fans flirting with me.

“My wife has not been following me on social media for years. She has never followed me on social media.”

He said he never wanted to be an actor, stressing that he struggles to handle fame.

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“I don’t understand fame. I have never dreamt of being an actor. If certain things had happened the way I wanted it to happen, I would never have left the cooperate world,” he said.

“In 2019, I quit acting. Fame is nothing, impact is everything.”

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.

“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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