Why I vowed never to act movies again – Veteran filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro


Foremost Nigerian filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro, has given reasons he vowed never to act movies again after featuring in just one film.

The veteran producer said he hates standing in front of the camera, adding that he feels he looks funny interpreting a script.

Fielding questions from the Punch, he said, “I acted only once and I told myself that I would never act again. I vowed that I would never act again.

“When I was writing for ‘Second Chance,’ Danladi Bako was the director and during that time, I wrote one powerful script titled ‘Antonio.’

“It was the story of a Nigerian who had lived in Spain for a long time.

“The guy came back to Nigeria but could not speak English, so he went to school to learn how to speak English.

“When we did the casting, there was nobody that could play the role, so Danladi Bako told me that since I wrote the script, I would be the one to interpret the role. I played the role and that was my first and last time of acting.

“I hate to be in front of the camera. I do not like it at all and I feel I look funny when I am in front of the camera. When I watched the movie, I laughed throughout and I told myself that would be the last time.

“I decided that I wanted to be a power behind instead of in front of the camera.”

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