Highly hilarious and witty Victor Oyebode currently plays the role of Boy Alinco in the popular Tv series Papa Ajasco and company; a role he has been playing effectively since 2006. The tall, dark-skinned handsome actor rejected a banking job in one of the A-list banks in the country to pursue his acting career. In this interview with FEMI FABUNMI for NIGERIA NEWS, he speaks on his career amid other important matters.
How did you get the role of Boy Alinco ?
I went to PEFTI to study acting in 2005 , after my three months session in School, an open audition was organized for those interested in acting, trust Nigerians a whole lot of people were there but I had my way.
How did it happen?
I have always been like this, they streamlined those who came to the slim ones and out of all the slim guys I happen to be the one who got the role.
What exactly do you think worked in your favour?
They looked for flexibility, creativity and acting skills, all these attributes made me stand out.
Tell us how many people came for the audition?
We were over a thousand, nobody was briefed on therole they were going to be auditioned for, so everybody came hoping to get a role in a movie but when they got there they knew the audition was for the boy Alinco role.
What extra things do you bring to the table?
I introduce innovations and ideas to the character, I sing , dance and introduced the cartoon feel because of little children all these are what others didn’t do.
Is Papa Ajasco your first ever acting job ?
Yes it is oo, although I acted with Busari Gbolahan, when I was in the university OlabisiOnabanjoUniversity Ago iwoye, but professionally it is Papa Ajasco.
How did you learn the rigmarole or the cat walk?
Like I said the MFR himself Wale Adenuga introduced it to the character, unknown to many I am the 3rd Boy Alinco,Jimi Sholanke was the first, Bayo Bankole was the second.T he two previous Boy Alinco also did that steps, I just took over.I didn’t create it , the steps are meant for anyone who plays the character in the papa Ajasco series.
The glasses you wear, was it specially made because it is not common?
Seriously I don’t know, Wale Adenuga just gives it to me whenever I am on set.How he gets them I cannot say. See everything that makes the character boy Alicoalways come from the Wale Adenuga, maybe he orders them from oversea I cannot say.
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Have you ever broken the glasses before?
Oh ! yes, it has been broken before, it was accidental though.That day I was on set doing my thing, somebody gave me a dirty slap and the frame removed.It was later fixed and we continued.
What is the relationship like between you and your predecessor Bayo Bankole ?
I have never met him one on one,until the day I was going to sign a contract with Wale Adenuga, as I was going out he was coming in, we met at the entrance and we greeted.He didn’t know he just greeted the next Boy Alinco but I knew I would be taking over from him, that moment I felt guilty because I just greeted someone I would be taking over from.We met much later and he gave me his blessings, we became friends afterwards.
Why was Bayo Bankole fired ?
There was a breach of contract and they were laid off, I think BayoBankole had a bigger picture at that time so he saw it as an opportunity to forge ahead.As I speak he is doing well abroad.
Are You Married ?
Yes I am married.
Tell us about yourself ?
Well, I am Victor Oyebode, second from family of 7, I attended OlabisiOnabanjo University where I read Mass Communication. I once worked as a photo-journalist at Daily Times. I also presented a programme on NTA too.
Tell us your limitations as Boy Alinco ?
There are no big limitations ,just that I cannot wear the character on someone else’s production.That doesn’t mean I can’t appear on other productions but I cannot act as Boy Alinco.
Has playing Boy Alico Paid off for you ?
Sure it has ooo, now I have a whole lot of friends locally and internationally. It opens doors for me anywhere I go to. It has now made me very popular.
Your first shoot as Boy Alico, how was it for you ?
Let me not lie , I was shaking ,nervous and trembling I didn’t want to disappoint.I saw it as a big task, especially when one didn’t start with waka pass role and all that. I was saddled with the responsibility of playing a big role , when I also realized it was a well paid job I just immediately buckled my shoe.
Would you encourage any of your children to go into acting ?
Sure , why not I can’t deny them of that if that is what they want. For example I can’t do anything else apart from showbiz.I can’t simply work in a bank for instance it will be too boring for me.
Have you ever been compared to previous Boy Alinco ?
Yes , when I newly started I had this experience, we just left a set like a week and I met this lady and she was telling that the new boy Alinco is not as good as the previous one , saying the new guy now tries to mimick you .She actually thought I was the previous Alinco.I kept laughing and told her I am the new Boy Alinco, she was shocked and had to apologise to me and said ha! You are really trying your best oo.
In your own view in which area would say Bayo Bankolewas better ?
He was there before me, there are somethings I learnt from him, but I think I am better because I added my own flavour.I put on the table fashion,dance , Music and also cartoon feel , all these character makes me slightly better than my predecessor .
Where are you from ?
I hail from Ibadan, in Oyo state, I am a full blown Yoruba boy.
What should your fans expect from you ?
I am hoping to become a producer doing my own works.
At some point Papa Ajasco also left but he returned, what happened at that time ?
Femi Ogunronmbi the papa Ajasco that resumed with us wasn’t doing it well. I was like that at some point but because of the innovations I brought into my character I was allowed to grow on the job. In his own case he is a medical practitioner and you cant compare him to someone who is originally an entertainer, so he left and BiodunAyoyinka came back.
How many Miss pepeye have you worked with ?
I have worked with two, Bola Showemimo is a fantastic actress, now I have Yetunde Barnabas she is a slay queen.All my pepeyes are very beautiful.
What about Pa James?
He is another interesting character.I think he is born to act.I am not into acting because I love to act, it is something that is inborn.
When would you stop playing Papa Ajasco ?
I will keep playing the character as long as I am not fat. I enjoying playing the role.
Have you ever played a role in any Wale Adenuga series ?
Yes ooo, I played the role of a banker in super story.
Apart from acting you are also into event planning, how do you juggle both?
They are all show bizness.Anytime I am not on set I do my private business which is event planning.I also run an ushering and modelling agency too.
Game Of Thrones, Final Episode 6, Arya To Kill Daenerys, What Happen To Jon Snow?
So far so good, Game of Thrones has come and it’s time the series movie come to an end. The Season 8, Final Episode 6 is premiered today and according to the Home Box Office, HBO, this would be the last episode of the last season for the series movie. If Arya Kill Daenerys, what would happen to Jon Snow?
The series movie happened to be the most watched in recent time and for this, there have been several spoilers but promised there won’t be any spoiler as regard this article, NIGERIA NEWS gist.
However, before the airing of the series starts on 14th April 2019. Part of 5 episodes has been leaked several spoilers tends to extract part of the clips and distribute through the torrent site which makes the series to be the most pirated of all time. But considering to be saved from spoilers, it’s better off to stay offline from the internet throughout today, till you get to watch the last episode with so much enthusiasm.
As regards to the question asked that, ” If Arya Kill Daenerys, what would happen to Jon Snow? “, the answer would be in the last episode and in order to keep your gues triggered the fascination and suspense the last episode would bring to you, you would need to try every possible means to keep away from spoiler and ensure you watch the last episode on time as you may find yourself discussing with a spoiler.
It is important to think about who would sit on the ‘iron throne’ as Daenerys and Jon Snow are both Targarians and Jon Snow is in love with Daenerys. Moreso, Jon Snow is not found to be obsessed with securing a throne or title for himself. On the other hand, Daenerys is so obsessed with the ‘iron throne’. Could it be the reason Daenerys could be killed by Arya Stark in order for Jon Snow to mount the ‘Iron throne’? If Daenerys is killed what condition would Jon Snow be?
In order to know the answer to all this as to whether it would happen or not, play a caution game of staying away from spoilers. The NIGERIA NEWS gist then brings to you some of the websites you should stay away from in order to avoid spoiler for the final taste of the series recipe.
And they are:
- Stay away from reading Youtube comment as you might meet spoiler there.
- Stay away from Twitch chat, Whatsapp chat, most especially the group chats.
- Stay away from some website headlines relating to Game of Thrones in order to get clicks for their website. A few examples I can mention is UK tabloids and inverse. You can google anything related to Game of Thrones to see some of the clickbait sites.
- Finally, stay totally away from the internet for some few hours as the spoilers are very much on the internet and make sure you don’t initiate discussion over Game of Thrones to avoid anybody spoiling the last recipe for you.
Do enjoy the last episode, click and download it here.
BBnaija 2019 Forget Wahala Update And Names Of Roomates
There is a release of the shortlist of 10 BBnaija 2019 Forget Wahala housemate. The Big Brother Naija shortened as BBnaija tv show tagged this year tv show as ‘Forget Wahala’. The contestants were shortlisted via online audition, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The Tv show coordinators, Multichoice Nigeria declared in January, 2019 as to the upcoming fourth edition and said it going to be recorded in Nigeria and for the third time, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu would be hosting the show.
In an announcement on its site, Multichoice stated on 21st March that “Meet the #BBNaija Contestant Candidates!”, stated further that the audience would have to cast a vote in ordere to decleared the last candidates they want in 10 days time.
The copy of the announcement is as quoted below:
“For the next 10 days, YOU have the power to vote in a hopeful Contestant Candidate into the 2019 BBNaija House!,”
“Big Brother is giving you the viewer, the power to select one more housemate to go into the Big Brother house this season.
“These personalities bring you the choice of more drama, action, love, laughter or entertainment!
“All you have to do is vote the personality you will like to see in the house daily, from March 21 – 31 2019
“Remember, you must be an active DStv/GOtv Subscriber to cast valid votes,” the announcement had included.
Some weeks after the announcement, the coordinators discharged list of 10 potential contestants that successfully made it to the show. Below are the list of the contestants shortlisted through voting:
He’s a wellness and health lover. Companions state he’s clever. He dresses well, looks great. He says he’s rational.
He says he’s beguiling and attractive. Open-disapproved, up for nearly anything and sees himself as a characteristic substance maker.
She was eager to battle for adoration until she got beaten. She says she’s your sweet like treat young lady who can’t quit talking.
Precious inclines toward tennis shoes to heels however not a boyish girl. She guaranteed that her lips are beyond words, she’s a devotee to genuine affection and can’t quit moving.
Onyeka’s tattoos feature his background. He may finish up with an excessive number of tattoos to tally. Incidentally, he wants to party!
Moshood is a VIP holding on to be rich and acclaimed. Amala is bae however he’s no cook.
Outgoing person and unconstrained in nature. Todum can’t move to spare his life however who says he needs a beat to have some good times.
Ifeanyi adores telling jokes, sings a ton and views himself as an extraordinary cook.
Oluwasegun is only a fortunate person. May be viewed as a geek, yet he acknowledges being a football fanatic.
Samson is a man on a mission. He says he’s so attractive and has titles for it.
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