Movie director said I couldn’t be actor because I’m albino – Damilola Ogunsin

Nollywood actor Damilola Ogunsin has recalled how a director once informed him that because he is an albino, he cannot be an actor.

In a recent interview with Hip TV, the actor related this and discussed some of his biggest obstacles in the film industry.

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Ogunsin said,

“When I was coming into Nollywood, I had a major director who I will not mention his name. He looked at me and said, ‘Why do you want to be an actor? How many albinos do you find as actors? It’s not a place for you to be.’

“I have been doing theatre since primary school. I have been in the theatre group in my primary school, secondary school, my church, in my polytechnic in Ibadan, in University of Lagos, and everywhere.”

The ‘Gold Fish’, as he is affectionately known, emphasised that he has always been enthusiastic about theatre and that he does not believe that his “beautiful skin” would prevent him from accomplishing his goals.

He claimed that his resolve to get into acting led him to quit his banking position and join Nollywood.

He said,

“It has been six glorious years post-banking. And has it been easy? No. But what I try to do consistently, is to step out of the stereotype. I’m not trying to be known as the albino actor. I’m the actor who is an albino. That’s a different thing.”

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