"You have to walk the walk, and in his own case, smoke the smoke," - Greg OJ on playing late General Ojukwu in "The Encounter.
During an exclusive interview, the actor shared his most challenging role yet, and also spoke on his fears as an actor in Nollywood.
According to the actor, playing the late Biafran Commander-in-Chief, General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in the short film, "The Encounter," has been his most challenging.
"Definitely "The Encounter" where I play General Ojukwu. It's one thing to play any fictional character where you can decide to give it any persona you choose, unlike a real person, a legend for that matter," he said.
"You have to be that person, you have to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk, and in his own case, smoke the smoke. That pushed me outside my box. I have always been that confident actor. I'm like 'bring it on, bring it on,' but when they brought that on, oh boy they brought it on. But from the reviews, I think I brought it on quiet well."
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Ojefua also spoke on his fears as an actor. According to him, one major fear every entertainer has is the fear of going extinct.
"I believe I started this journey with grace. I have been operating with grace, and will continue to operate with that grace, and that's why my sudden, and I believe fast rise to the level I am right now."
“The Encounter” is a historical fiction drama that explores the Nigerian civil war through a series of encounters between Leader of Biafra, General Odumegwu Ojukwu (played byGeorge Ojefua) and Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna (played byAmarachukwu Onoh).
Directed by Tolu Ajayi, the short film is an adaptation of a short story with the same title by historian, Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema.
Ojefua's other movies include "Suru L'ere," "Just Not Married," "The Arbitration," "It's Her Day" among others.