Timini Egbuson, Nollywood actor and media figure, says he was once fired on the second day of a film set because he couldn’t “miraculously” learn to play the guitar within 24 hours as demanded.
Learning the guitar can be an effort-intensive process some instrumentalists estimate could take six to 18 months.
On Twitter, the 33-year-old recounted his experience foraying into acting after graduating from university at age 23.
“At 23, I just finished uni and I had absolutely no clue of what next. I remember one director sacking me on the second day of the set because I couldn’t miraculously learn how to play the guitar in 24 hours,” the actor wrote.
I remember one director Sacking me on the second day of set because I couldn’t miraculously learn how to play a guitar in 24 hours.
— Timini Egbuson (@_Timini) May 12, 2021
Born in Bayelsa, Eguson had studied Psychology at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2011. He began acting in 2010 on Tinsel, a soap opera. At the 2020 AMVCA, he won the Best Actor in a drama for his role in ‘Elevator Baby’.
Speaking to TheCable Lifestyle about his role in the Nollywood dramedy ‘Breaded Life’ in April, Egbuson had commented on actor-role stereotyping regarding character types that have become a niche for him.
He said it didn’t matter if an actor plays the same role multiple times, adding that his focus is on the business side.
“I don’t care, man. Let’s just work. That’s all that is important. It doesn’t matter if you play the same role ten times. We’re all trying to make a living and we sometimes come to forget that. This is business for us,” the actor had noted.
“Am I supposed to do one lover boy role a year? Will you feed me? So it’s work. Whenever work comes, we’ll do it.”
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