Tell us about your educational background
I am Prince Oluyemi Adegboye from Iyamerin Okeri, Yagba West, Kogi State. I started my primary education at San Jose Nursery and Primary School, Ilorin. From there, I went to Cherubim and Seraphim College, Ilorin. I did a certificate in Theater Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University and later graduated from the Department of Performing Arts, University of Ilorin.
How did you become an actor?
I started acting from primary school. They did a play called ‘Moremi’ and I played the character, Akoda, the king’s guard. With that act I became popular at school and from then on I began to develop an interest in performing arts, which I studied at university.
What were you doing before you became famous in the film industry?
I joined Kwara State Arts and Culture as a dancer after my certification at OAU. I also worked for a while before I decided to be on my own.
What were the challenges you faced in your career?
Life itself is full of challenges. At one point, my marriage affected my career and I was not stable because of my children, because my wife was a nurse, so it was not easy for me to go places. My movement was restricted, but thank God my children are grown, so I will be able to move freely and focus more on my career.
What else do you do besides acting?
I anchor events and engagements. But then, if I wasn’t an actor, I’d like to be a businessman.
How has stardom changed you as a person?
Stardom has really changed a lot for me. I can’t live my normal life again. For example, I can’t eat at the local buka (restaurant) like before, and it’s not easy to get on public transport again, because there will always be someone who knows me. The star has limited my freedom, so I’m always self-conscious when I’m in a public place.
How did you achieve prominence in the film industry?
God has been my foundation. In anything I do, I put God first through prayer. Endurance and consistency are my words.
What advice do you have for upcoming actors?
My advice to upcoming actors is to stay focused and hardworking. Rome was not built in a day. They must be willing to learn and develop their skills, as a solid education is essential to being productive agents.