Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki, has disclosed via an interview with Saturday Beats (PunchNG) that he has absolutely no relationship with poverty anymore. The diminutive Nollywood actor made it clear that he works hard every day to keep poverty at arm’s length and it does not frighten him.
“Obviously, no one would want to dare poverty if one had had a face-off with it in the past (laughs). I work hard every day to keep poverty at arm’s length. I’m sure we (me and poverty) don’t have a relationship anymore.”
On playing stereotypical roles alongside Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) during the early days of their Nollywood career, he said:
“It is nothing. We were just enjoying ourselves as actors. Although some people may call it stereotypical roles, they should understand that we were paid to interpret those roles, and we did that convincingly.”