“I Was Once A Cobbler”- Yoruba Actor, Sanyeri Opens Up On His Journey To Acting

Posted on Feb 21 2017 - 1:04am by admin

sanyeri-playground-tvOlaniyi ‘Sanyeri’ Afonja is a household title in Nollywood. He has change into one of the known Yoruba actors with many motion pictures underneath his belt. Sanyeri spread out in an interview about the challenges he confronted sooner than he ultimately made a reputation as an actor. read his story:

“The suffering I continued was once actually excessive. After I completed my secondary school schooling, i did not have a job so I delved into the theatre world. I did it for a while however I was once now not being paid even after I went in every single place with the group and was once serving to them raise their costume.”

“I needed to learn how to restore footwear so I changed into a shoe cobbler. ultimately, I left Oyo city and got here to Lagos to search out greener pastures however still I was once now not incomes the rest from appearing.”

“I was a cellular cobbler. i might put my materials in a wood box, location it on my shoulder and begin hitting it as I walked the size and breadth of Idumota.”

“i’d constantly hit my wooden field as I walked about to call the attention of people. Then no person knew me so I kept hitting my box in all places Idumota.”

“I remember I had a handkerchief I used to quilt my face as a result of my tribal marks.”

“the rationale I hid my tribal marks was because the Igbo boys at Idumota had the belief that if they did not provide their shoes to a Ghanaian cobbler, no person may do a greater job.”

“in the event that they noticed my tribal marks, they would suppose I was one of the vital touts that might in most cases come to disturb them for cash for store and they might not give me their shoes to repair.” 

“once I noticed that being a shoe cobbler used to be affecting my career as an actor, I had to quit and face acting squarely. I thank God that good fortunes have come my way.”

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