Prominent Nollywood comic actor, Osita Iheme, known for his classic role name, Pawpaw, in an interview with Punch says he doesn’t believe he has to meet Miss Right before he makes up his mind about settling down.
Unlike his comic half, Aki (Chinedu Ikedieze), Osita is still a bachelor, when asked why he has not followed Aki’s example, the comic actor looks confused and he is speechless for awhile.
Then he speaks:
“Marriage is not something that anybody should rush into. I will get married at the right time. When it’s time for me to get married, you will know. You will be informed.”
The actor dismisses the rumour that he is still waiting for the proverbial Miss Right, saying;
“There is no Miss Right anywhere. I don’t believe that I should meet Miss Right before I make up my mind about marriage. Besides, there is no wife for anybody. Once you get somebody attached to you, she will become your wife.”
Despite the popularity that he enjoys among millions of movie fans across Nigeria, even beyond the country’s borders, Osita says that he has been publicly embarrassed by the same fans and admirers on some occasions.
Recalling a particular incident, which occurred somewhere in neighbouring Benin Republic, he says;
“An excited fan removed my cap and gave me a knock on my head. He said he had been seeing me in the movies and only wanted to confirm if I was really the one. Although I felt quite embarrassed by his behaviour, I let the incident pass because I could see that he acted out of excitement.”