Why People Think I’m An Imbecile – Actor, Samuel Ajibola
Nollywood actor, Samuel Ajibola, popularly known as Spiff, a name he earned for his role in Africa Magic‘s television show, The Johnsons, has opened up about the impact the role has had on his career.
The actor played the character of Spiff – A not so intelligent young man with a slurred speech in the cable sitcom. Samuel Ajibola’s delivery of this unflattering role made a lot of people believe that he is an imbecile in real life.
The actor, while talking to New Telegraph has now come out to talk about the impact of the popular role that shot him into the limelight and how he has had to live with the stereotype of his Spiff character.
Here is what Sam Ajibola said.
When asked “How will you say your role in the popular TV series ‘The Johnson’ affected your life?“, Sam Ajibola said:
It has affected my life very positively. I will like to tell you that because ‘The country is going through some really difficult times, every time Nigeria has always gone through difficult times, people are always stressed – there is no money, no jobs, people are going through problems. When I meet people daily they say you are the only reason I watch movies, they say any time they go through the day stressed, they just want to sit down and when they watch me they sit down and relax, laugh and it takes away the stress of a whole day. My TV series is a daily TV series and because people watch it every day for me it takes away the stress that people have. I meet different people and they tell me I love watching you because you are the reason my family is happy, I feel some sort of happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment that on daily basis I make people happy.
“Do people actually think you are really an imbecile?”
Well, that’s why I am making effort to come to the media so that people can know that my character is different from who I am in real life. I am definitely not an imbecile in real life, I am actually a brilliant person because it takes a lot of brilliance to become such a character that will be so stupid and make people laugh. I meet people and I don’t really say things to them and they are already laughing. With my conversation with you, you will see that I am okay and am a very brilliant person.