I can go running about in my boxers – Lanre Balogun

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Veteran actor Lanre Balogun recently granted an interview about his personal life, perspective on the future of Nollywood, and plans for the future:

Please briefly tell us about yourself?
My names are Lanre Balogun, an actor and a director.

When did you start acting professionally?
I started acting 30 years ago.

Why acting?
It’s in-born, I love the art of expression.

Which was your first film and what was the experience like?
I’ll consider The Reign of Abiku, Nifetep Award Winner for 86′ as my first. It was a marvelous age of television.

What are you working on presently?
A movie titled ‘Shattered Heart’s, directed by me and produced by Prince
Gbolahan Oluwa and Tolu Yesufu.

What challenges do you face as an actor?
The challenge most common to all is that you no longer can remain invisible in a crowd, if you so wish…and privacy dies.

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Which of your movies brought you to the limelight?
Hostages, also by Tade Ogidan, a multiple award winner!

Why are you mostly starring in Yoruba films?
Mmmmm, that’s not a matter for today, you’ll get to read that in my autobiography soon.

What have you benefited from being an actor?
More than I can quantify, most of all, happiness and joy from doing what I love doing.

Which role in a film would Mr Lanre never accept to play?
A complete nude role!

Tell us briefly about your family life?
I am happily married with lovely kids… thanks for asking.

Do you ever think of quitting acting?
I am going to die an actor. Acting is not a 9 to 6 job. It’s life itself.

Apart from acting what else do you do?
I’m into events and shows, media consultation and business.

Can you go nude for 1 million dollars?
Not even for 10 million dollars…but I can run around in my boxers, though, (smiles).

What do you think of the insecurity in the country?
It’s very shameful that at this stage in our development, we are very much found wanting in areas of security. The country needs a total overhaul of ideas and the approach to tackling issues, better social and welfare package for Nigerians, complete re-training and re-orientation of all our law enforcement agencies. We really need to get our house cleaned up.

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Words to the youths out there?
My advice to youths out there is for them not to wait for what the politicians promise to do, but to look inward and become more innovative. One day, the public will be forced to notice them.


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