NKEM OWOH! How Osuofia Inspired Me – Mr Latin

NKEM OWOH! How Osuofia Inspired Me – Mr Latin
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Popular actor, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr. Latin, has said Nollywood arguably most popular comedy actor, Nkem Owoh, aka Osuofia, inspired him in his role as a comedian.

Mr Latin, who is celebrating 30 years on stage, also gave his late boss, Segun Adeniji-Samuel, some accolades, saying he helped him understand that an actor can make people laugh without wearing costumes.


He said, “I have to specially thank God and actor, Nkem Owoh, aka Osuofia, as well as my late boss, Segun Adeniji-Samuel. They inspired me. A child can inspire an adult and vice versa. Those two people made me understand that you can change the face of comedy. Osuofia made people laugh without wearing costumes and those were some of the things I imbibed.

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“As a clown, you can wear costumes but my aim was to change the face of comedy. Stand-up comedians don’t wear costumes and they make people laugh. I stopped using costumes in 2000. I wear whatever matches the role I am to play and other comedians followed suit.



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