Wale Akorede popularly known as Okunnu is a veteran actor in the Yoruba movie sector and has spent over two decades in the industry.
In a chat with Saturday beats, the 50 year old actor went down memory lane as he recounted his first big pay in the movie industry.
Okunnu disclosed how he almost ran mad in 1984 which was a result of his over excitement when he received a pay of 60 kobo after the completion of a production.
“The first time I received money for acting was in 1984 and I was paid 60 kobo. When I was given the money, I almost ran mad. I was very impressed and encouraged to do the job; presently, I earn well for most of the roles I play”
Meanwhile, the actor whose niche in the movie industry is comic revealed he could do other roles as he isn’t a stereotype person.
“I don’t feel stereotype playing those roles because I can still take up any role. I have played all sorts of roles in movies. But the funny thing is that even when I do serious roles, people still laugh because of the stereotype.” he said