The brouhaha raging in the midst of ‘small sized’ actors in the Nollywood industry can no longer be contained as one of them, Ibro Ibrahim Musa, has said two Nollywood actors, Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme popularly known as Aki and Pawpaw, are threatened by him.
According to the Benue State born actor who has so far featured in over 60 movies, Aki and pawpaw suspected that his entrance into the Nollywood industry would reduce their fame.
“They believe I want to take over from them, while that is not my intention.
The industry is so big that it can contain whatever good talent anybody is coming with.
I have received series of report from people, both on pages of newspaper on how they are biffing me,” he was quoted by Nigeriafilms.com
Asked if he would hit back at them, he said, “Not that I don’t care, but what keeps me going is the talent in me.
Your talent is the determining factor, the level prominence and feedback you receive from your fans will tell you if you are trying or not.
So, I keep telling them to take it easy, because they have their own fans while I have mine. I see and take them as my brothers.”
Having made his sojourn into the Nollywood industry in 2001, Ibrahim admitted that his achievement could be measured with that of when the entertainment industry took its place in the country.
For him, Nollywood had changed his life, as he could boldly testify to it.
“The kinds of people I go out and hang out with now are mostly top business friends.
Sometimes I wonder if I would have achieved the position I have gotten in life without being an actor,” he asserted.