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How I turned Obasanjo into Comic Actor – Popular Actor Spiff

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is known as being humorous, still not just a few were surprised as Samuel Ajibade, popularly known as Spiff, featured OBJ on his comedy skit - ‘Dele Issues.’

In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actor revealed how he was able to ‘steal’ some time from the Baba in spite of his busy schedule to feature him on his comic skit. His words:

“It took the grace of God for me to be able to feature OBJ on ‘Dele Issues.’ It did not really take much time before I got him to appear on the show. When God wants to bless you, it happens all of a sudden and before you know it, things work out very fast and you would be wowed. 
“It was something that happened based on the relationship my management had with people at the youth development centre of the President Olusegun Obansanjo’s library. They wanted to do the 2017 youth dialogue programme and the ex-president was billed to be one of the special guests that day. Immediately I was called to host the event, the idea struck me and I told my management about it. I told them that I wanted to use my talent as my contribution to the awareness of the youths in this country today especially looking at the trend of youths emerging as presidents of other countries around the world. Nigerians are smart and intelligent people and I believe that we can do better. 
“After discussing with my management and they approved of it, I planned everything and even though I prayed for the best, I also expected the worst. If it happened, fine and if otherwise, I would have embraced it as well. When we met with the ex-president, he loved the idea and we did the skit and he left. I was prepared for that episode, I was on standby and I knew where he was going to sit down, so I waited for him there with the script. When he arrived and bought into the idea and asked if that was everything, I was surprised at the question but replied in the affirmative. He then asked if he could infuse some things to the script and I obliged him.”
Ajibola said that he believed the ex-president would make a good actor because it took them less than 5 minutes and just one take to get the job done.

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