BY ESE DIBEBI
Nollywood actor, Francis Odega whose fame has recently sky-rocketed because of his viral “Gerrara Here” clip. The clip which upon its release on social media has earned the actor massive popularity and followership on social media has also given Odega his first major endorsement deal.
Odega whose acting career has spanned over a decade was recently named as an Etisalat ambassador.
In a recent interview with Punch, the actor said, “…Etisalat recently made me its ambassador because of the attention I have been receiving. I recently had a photoshoot for the billboards and will shoot the television commercial for the brand very soon. The concept of the billboard adverts revolves around the ‘Gerara Here’ concept.“
About why the movie, from which the clip was extracted, took this long to gain recognition said, “I don’t really know why it has taken the movie three years to garner this sort of recognition. I joined Instagram two months ago, after some social media-savvy friends of mine played the Gerara Here video, which was posted on Instagram for me. The number of comments that trailed the post blew me away.“