Ayoola Ayolola: The reason I became an actor


Actor and musician Ayoola Ayoola, star of the popular web comedy Skinny Girl in Transit, has shared what inspired him to pursue acting.

In 2012, Ayolola became well-known after winning the Project Fame competition.

Ayolola revealed how he became the actor that his fans have come to know in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, adding that he had always known he could act.

He said, “I always knew I could act. I had this mentality that as a stage performer, I was acting as well. I always knew that no matter what happened before going on stage, I would go there and I would deliver. The fact that I was doing that gave me the courage to try acting. But the decision didn’t come until I was so broke and so hungry.”

After taking first place in the well-known singing competition Project Fame in 2012, he set his sights on becoming a well-known singer. He did not, however, take full use of his prospects and soon found himself without food.

“Not hungry for success o, I was literally physically hungry for days and I couldn’t afford things,” he said. “I was borrowing from here to pay for this and borrowing from there to pay for that. It was a mess. I had my car that I had won and the leverage and whatever but liquid cash I didn’t have. I wasn’t smart enough at the time to convert the things I had at the time into sustainability financially. So I was bored, broke and hungry,” he told Chude.

Ayolola went on to talk about his first movie part audition in Ikeja and how he was hired.

“Then I remembered that wait this music is not the only thing I can try my hands on. I can try acting. And as I was thinking about it there was an audition that came on at Galaxy TV so I went,” he stated.

The actor continued, “I saw a million people and I sat in the midst of them for like an hour or two then they came from the front and told everyone to leave. So I’m like ‘Maybe it’s not right for me to do this’ so I stood up and then they called me.”

He claimed he was given the role right away at the audition after reading for it.

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