The very confident, talented and handsome entertainer Gideon Okeke was a guest at the Pulse TV studio where he spoke about his love for music, his upcoming projects, his role in Tinsel series, his relationship status, his journey into Nollywood, interesting things you all don't know about him and lots of other interesting topics.
If I Wasn't an Actor, I Will Probably be a Singer - Gideon Okeke
Remember him from Tinsel and Money Drop? In this latest interview with Pulse.ng, Gideon Okeke, actor, presenter and model talks about his career, his passion for music and other interesting aspects of his life.
The actor, presenter and model was a delight to interview.
Watch teasers from the interview as Gideon reveals his crush for Genevieve Nnaji.
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Read Excerpts from interview.
Who is Gideon Okeke?
I am an actor, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - I host events. I am an actor who loves to sing, nobody knows this cause I sing in my bedroom.
What Was it Like for You Growing Up?
Growing up was very lonely for me as an only child. I didn't grow up with a silver Spoon so I wouldn't say I had everything that I wanted, but I had everything I needed. My parents sometimes went broke to get me what I needed.
Why The Shift From Biochemistry To Acting?
I started acting since when I was 6, from when I was in primary school, so it didn't come as a surprise to my parents that I chose to be an actor. Professionally, I am eight years in the business. What inspired me to go into acting? - because that was all I knew I could do.
I would concentrate in class but once the bell went for break time or drama time, Gidi just came alive. Naturally, I just made that shift, I was always in the wrong class.
Are There Similarities Between Gideon and Philip?
Acting is an extension of life, and with the character Philip Ade Williams, it is a living, breathing character in the sense that if you look down the street you will probably find one person's story who you can relate to that of Philip's character. I had to look down within myself, do my research, more or less like asking myself the questions Philip has always asked "if it were you, what would you do? " so, that is how naturally Phillip comes to Gideon.
Myself and Philip, we share a few nuances, so I steal something from him and he steals from me. Philip is a very Impatient guy while I am patient, he is a sharp dresser, you see today am trying to be stylish and that is because of Philip. We share a thing or two.
The arrogance with Philip Ade Williams comes with the job, that is what the script entails, go out and be as nasty as possible, so all I have to do is turn my arrogance up to 250 degree.
On Next Project..
My next role which I am still disusing but very excited about, is an action sport drama. It is a boxing film. We haven't seen action sport in the journals of Nigeria film, so am really excited.
Is Gideon Single, Engaged or Searching?
Gideon is very very single, not in a hurry, not under pressure, just working hard, the woman will identify herself when the time comes.
Have You Ever Had a Crush on a Co-Star?
Yes, I have worked in very close proximity with some very beautiful ladies over the past 8 years and we used the same changing room, probably seeing them half naked most of the time, all you have to do is stand and admire them, so yes, I have had crushes a few time but that is where it ends.
We want Names.
They are married by now so let us cross the crush, I haven't worked with Genevieve so let's say Genevieve, I have a crush on Genevieve, it is still alive, until I work with her.
If You Weren't an actor, What Would You Be?
(singing)If I wasn't an actor, I will probably be a singer.
Are We Expecting An Album Soon Or A Single?
YES!! Expect something from Gideon, a single, an album, expect something. Gideon is a body of work in evolution so yes expect something.
Five Things Your Fans Don't Know About You.
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