Popular actor, Chinwetalu Agu has opened up on his life, movie career, charity works and much more.
When asked about his frequent use of some phrases in movies, he said the idea was to create specific language slang, phrases, cliches, bylines and cash point to entertain people adding that no script writer has ever written his cliches or bylines and “Until tomorrow, nobody can do it. It’s either I asked the script writer, producer or director what the storyline is all about, from which I would create something based on what you have relayed to me or I would pick from my encyclopedia. I have over one thousand unused signature tunes” he said.
“All my movies are sold out because of this signature. Executive producers and directors today insist that I must put it in any movie I’m featuring in. In fact, it’s the major reasons today that I am getting more roles in movies”
The comic actor said BBC and StarTimes recreated an Igbo language programme as a result of his use of slang.
When asked on the difference between Chinwetalu on screen and Chinwetalu in real life he said;
“When my mother was alive, many people confronted her with what they termed as my wicked roles in movies. But my mother told them that the Chinwetalu she gave birth to, was a complete gentleman. In real life, I am addicted to charity. I have helped many poor people without the knowledge of my family. It’s in my blood to give back to humanity.
“In one of my interviews, I narrated a story of how I built a duplex for a widow, who for seven years didn’t travel to her home town because there was no place for her and children to lay their heads. I beckoned upon God to use me to make the woman and her children to have a home”
“I started building the house with my small artiste’s fee. When it got to the decking stage, I landed a deal with Glo as one of its brand ambassadors. When I was paid for the contract, I rushed to complete the decking of the building and roofing it within seven days. People were wondering how I got the money to complete the building. I have done many other things to put smiles on the faces of the needy in our society”