I Never Introduced My Son Into Acting---Waheed Ijaduade

Source: Nathan Nathaniel Ekpo/Nigeriafilms.com

Popular Yoruba actor and producer, Waheed Ijaduade better known as Dimeji, has made a name for himself in the Nigerian movie industry, which he joined in 1975.

He has produced and co-produced movies like 'Ota Olorun', 'Itara eda', 'Okun ife', 'Iru eshin', 'Agbegilere', 'Ebute' 'Onje Oluwa', 'Elese', 'Elenini Aye', 'Sunmibare', 'Ojo Isinmi', 'Ese osi' and many more.

His son, Ola, has toed the path this talented prolific actor has taken, but Ijaduade disclosed that he never introduced the young man into the business.

He told Tribune in an interview that, "I was not the one that discovered him. From his early days as a child, he has been a talkative. He has always been bold enough to ask any question right from age three.

"I got a call from one of my friends, Alaasari, who said he wanted to feature him in a movie which Sefiu Alao sponsored. Alaasari told me he performed excellently well in that movie, and that was it.”