Nollywood veteran actor, one of the Aki and Pawpaw duo, Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki, has disclosed that people do think he’s uneducated because of roles he plays in movie.
The veteran actor made this known in a recent interview with a media personality, Chude Jideownwo, on the ‘With Chude podcast’.
Aki noted that due to the roles he plays in movies people tend to view him for an uneducated man, but that is not the case. He clarified that he is indeed educated.
The actor revealed that his mother tried everything and made sure that he had a formal education.
He revealed that his mother had stressed that due to his stunted growth, he could not venture into other career paths requiring manual labour.
As a result of his condition, he could not become a carpenter or bricklayer.
He said, “Due to the mischievous roles I play in movies, some people think I’m not educated. My mother told me that I have to go to school and study hard to become successful because I cannot become a carpenter or a bricklayer because of my stunted growth.”
The actor has a Higher National Diploma (HND) in theater arts, as well as a degree in Mass Communication from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.
He has featured in over 150 films in a career spanning over 20 years and acted in the role of a kid in most of his films during his early career due to his stature and physical appearance.