Popular Nollywood actor, Paul Obazele has been in the entertainment industry for years and only features in movies where he plays tough characters.
In a recent interview with Daily Sun, the actor cum director talks about Nollywood, his career and family.
According to him, when he first met the woman he married, his plan was to date and dump her because of how she treated him.
Nollywood actor, Paul Obazele
Paul said: “My wife is a banker. I met her on one of the days I was hard up; I went to the bank with a cheque given to me by Chico Ejiro. I got to the bank with a post-dated cheque that I didn’t know it was post-dated, but I thought I could swing it with my star status. And my friends who accompanied me said: ‘That girl wey dey there no dey hear word; she is a very stubborn girl’. But I accosted her and she told me ‘no’, even while saying that, she was laughing. Then she told me that if I wouldn’t mind, she would lend me some money. At that point, I stood up angrily and stormed out of the bank. As I left, I said to myself: ‘I’ll teach you what stars do. I will sleep with you and scram’. So I came back, toasted her and lured her in. But she said ‘if your plan is to sleep with me then you won’t’. Like joke, we became friends and today we are married.
Speaking about piracy in the Nollywood industry, the actor said the government has not done enough and they need to make them understand their responsibility.
“I’ve always said that if they have not prosecuted somebody, they have not done enough,” he added.
According to him, he is a successful actor because of his patience and level-headedness.
Asked to advise Nollywood couples having problems in their marriage, the actor said: “There is nobody that does not have problems in their marriage. How do you handle it? Why would you call a third party into it if you can deal with it yourselves? Somebody has to come down for somebody. Two wrongs never make a right, so why would I go and tell the whole world that my wife and I are having problems?”
The Edo state-born actor is a graduate of Business Administration. He started out as a model and later took up acting as a career. His early roles in series like Checkmate, Ripples, After the storm and Third Eye sealed his place in Nigeria’s movie industry.