Viddawood ran into one of Nigeria’s most treasured wonders of nature in human form. He is a phenomenal actor and comedian, Ovuvuevuevue Enyetuenwuevue Ugbemugbem Osas. Wonder if I am speaking in tongues? Sorry I’m not. That’s just his name….
We interacted with him at length, and we thought maybe some of our discussion might interest you…
People call you the man with the longest name in the world, how true is that? Can you tell us your name please?
Resp: My name is Ovuvuevuevue Enyetuenwuevue Ugbemugbem Osas
We have seen your face on many Nollywood movies, how long have you been into professional acting?
Resp: I have been acting since 2011
You are an actor and a producer; why choose that path?
Resp: It’s where my passion lies, I have always entertained people ever since I was a kid, started acting in my church and also play the musical instruments, so it comes from the inside, and it all boils down to passion.
What else do you do in the entertainment industry?
Resp: I know much about good music; I did little in music, I don’t think I should call it a failed career because I don’t know what tomorrow brings
Do you have a production label/platform? Who do you work with? Who have you worked with?
Resp: Yea, I run Osas/Congo Comedy Skitz Production, I work with my friend Concord Motion
What Genres are your core areas of expertise? And what genre(s) is your no-go-area?
Resp: I love comedy a lot, but am versatile, I could do anything as long as it’s acting, but i will always go for comedy or action…
What is your success story? How did it all begin with you?
Resp: It was in 2013; I made the video Hardest Name in Africa, 2014 I started receiving phone calls from all parts of the world, that was how it all started
Which of your works favored you the most?
Resp: Hardest Name in Africa 1 & 2
What is your relationship with other filmmakers? Who is your mentor in Nollywood, and then, as a comedian?
Resp: I have a good relationship with filmmakers although recently I haven’t done a lot, but hopefully I will be back.
Are you always lively and comely in real life, like you often appear to be, in the movies?
Resp: Why not? I am a very lively person, (in pidgin English) I dey always get talk for mouth na 😂
As an artiste, do you have a mentor? Who is he/she? And how has he/she influenced your career?
Resp: (Smiles) Well, they are; John Okafor (Mr. Ibu), Nkem Owoh and Charles Inojie, these people are people I look up to.
What is your greatest challenge as a Nigerian Filmmaker?
Resp: (Laughing) Capital😂
If you were asked to make any changes today in the Nollywood, what would you change?
Resp: I would arrest directors who don’t know but think they do!
Aside being a Filmmaker, do you have other career paths, hobbies or aspirations?
Resp: (In Pidgin English) Yes na! Music of course. I could mime every beat that comes across my mind, I no dey play with Play-station o😂
Do you think people can make a living out of film-making, in Nigeria?
Resp: People are already making it, if you doubt, ask AY
What is your greatest challenge as a Nigerian filmmaker?
Resp: I have said it before, give me money, I’ll make you a blockbuster!
What is your personal advice to other filmmakers in Nigeria and the world in general, both established and upcoming?
Resp: I don’t really have much to say if not that they should get good stories, and create good movies, directors should learn to get involved in the whole process, so the actors can interpret well. You people here at Viddawood write good stories, Let them come to you yeah, at least I’ve seen some of your jobs.
It has been an insightful moment with you, Sir. Thank you for your time. We do hope to see more of your movies sir
Resp: Thank you