Olumide Oworu, who is popular for his roles in MTV's "Shuga" and "The Johnsons," is also a Babcock University3rd year Mass Communication student.
How does one combine being an actor and a student?
In a recent interview with Pulse Nigeria, Olumide Oworu who plays Weki on MTV's hit series "Shuga," spoke on how he combines being a 300L Mass Communication student of Babcock University, and being an actor,
"Right now, balancing work and Uni is so hard. I didn’t understand how hard it would be. I remember sitting in my house and I used to be like “all these guys that will just enter Uni and be dropping out. They are not serious. They can’t even focus, must they mix those two things?”
Then I got to Uni, and it hit me – the workload is a lot. And then there's acting by the side, which is a lot of work as well because you have to read your script, character analysis, character breakdown.
Shooting schedules might be conflicting with you academics schedule. There’s a lot of compromise, sometimes you have to drop somethings because you have exams.
I’m just staying positive. I do what I can in the time that I can, but at the end of the day, school is the priority."
About his character Weki;
Weki is a secondary school teenager. He was born with HIV and has done a great job of handling it by taking his medication and being part of a support group.
On Olumide Oworu's 21st birthday he was announced as a nominee in the Best Supporting Actor category of the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for his role in “A Soldier’s Story.
Watch full interview;