BY ESE DIBEBI
His Twitter handle is KingWoleOjo. Close your eyes and listen to his voice and you can be forgiven for thinking it is the king in a typical Nollywood film that is speaking.
Wole Ojo has been around for quite some time and if the industry was a monarchy whose king was decided based on the number of years spent in it, this talented actor would be closer to the top of its rulership ladder than the bottom.
Wole Ojo has worked with arguably the biggest directors in Nollywood. Tunde Kelani, Niyi Akinmolayan, Mildred Okwo, Gbenga Salu, Charles Novia and many others.
The University of Lagos Creative Arts graduate made his screen debut as a child in Kidivision 101 on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Now, after over two dozen films, shorts and TV shows later, Wole Ojo is the subject of the weekly #TNS5Questions.
Having started acting at an early age, many people tend to criticise you for not having become a “bigger” brand/household name. Do you think that’s a fair assessment?
Uhmm…This will be the first time I’m hearing that, so I do not know how to address that. But if there is any such criticism, what I’d say to that is I keep doing what I do and the result or end product of becoming bigger at the end of the day, solely lies on God’s timing.
So far, what would you refer to as your biggest & most challenging role?
Okay, anytime I answer this question, I always first of all apologise cause I know I do not want to sound cocky, but so far I don’t think I have been tested to my limit. One character that I will say has come close; It’s Nathan Doga for Brave” and Oluwatimilehin Akerele for a series that is yet to be aired; Lasgidi Cops… So yeah, they have been challenging enough but I don’t think my artistic abilities has been stretched enough.
What’s the angriest you’ve been on set? And how was it resolved?
Oh Well, That is not something I will like to address, thank you.
Your take on racism row currently rocking Hollywood?
First of all, I am not in Hollywood, so I will not understand some certain things with the way things are being done there. All I know about Hollywood is what I see on TV and read in papers and I am not the type to base my judgement or opinion on such. On racism, that is not a topic I will want to go into for reasons best known to me.
Any personal ambitions yet unattained? Directing? Producing? Writing?
Yes, I have personal things I would like to do. I am a trained director, I am delving into producing soon, I have a couple of work I have written and penned down and with time everybody out there will get to see my behind the scene colours for lack of a better word. So yeah, pretty soon.