Discovered and nurtured in Wale Adenuga’s production, ‘Super Story’ where he plays Richard, one of Nollywood’s best actors, Sam Uche Anyamele, has opened up on his career, relationship and most embarrassing moment.
While speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Sun, popular Nollywood actor, Sam Uche Anyamele, who was discovered and nurtured in Wale Adenuga’s production, ‘Super Story’ where he plays Richard, opened up about his foray into mainstream acting, his most challenging film and most embarrassing moment.
The UNILAG graduate who made his debut as a filmmaker and director with ‘Spouse’s Secret’ , a movie premiered recently in Lagos, also revealed how the church played a significant role in shaping his career.
Here are excerpts from the chat;
How did you discover your acting talent?
It started way back in the church. You know, church kept us busy so that we didn’t go into the world. Instead of going into one wrong or the other, the church ensured that we had something doing all the time. That’s where I learnt how to play music. That’s where I learnt how to sing. In fact, everything about the art I practically learnt in my church, Assemblies of God Church.
How did you find your footing in acting?
It was through ‘Super Story’. One day, I went for an audition like every other person; and for unknown reason, I had to wait and wait and wait before it got to my turn. I had an amazing patience that day. But I believe it was divine. God had scheduled that to happen to me and it turned out good today.
One would expect that you’d have a fiancée at this stage
I’m not yet married. But it would be soon. There are certain things I am waiting for. Maybe, with this production, I’ll do that soon.
Is there anyone by the corner?
I think there’s someone by the corner. When the time is right, she would show up.
How do you manage your female fans?
I take them in my strides, which means if you’re not flowing with me, I’ll let you go. But then, the content in me drives me so strongly that we may not be able to connect if you’re not goal-driven. And again, you can’t marry everybody. You can’t date everybody. So, the relationships are not tied around marriage. But, basically, I try to be as prayerful as I can. Even the friends, I try to be prayerful when I’m around them. And when I say prayerful, I mean being real prayerful.
Can you recall your most embarrassing moment?
One day, a woman saw me in the bus and thought she had seen Richard (my character in Super Story), and having dealt with Ronke (my co-actor), she felt she should also deal with me. So, she removed her headgear and started flogging me with it until I ran out of the bus. That’s the most embarrassing moment of my career.
With fame and fortune that come with acting, what do you think you’ve missed most?
I’ve not allowed fame or fortune to take me off certain things. I still go out to eat my favourite food. For instance, I still go out to eat ofe gamgbam, ofe oha (oha soup). No, I will never miss that. I try to be as real as possible.