Nollywood veteran actor Osita Iheme known popularly as Pawpaw has shared his life story for the first time. It is a sad one. He says he was not born like the man we see him now.
Pawpaw says he was born normally, just like any other person but as the years passed by, he realized that he was not growing and had remained stagnant.
He says he could not blame God for making him the way he is but it affected himself and his mother.
Speaking, he says his mother could not do anything about it although he knew it really bothered her a lot.
“I just grew up to find myself like this. I just found myself like this and I can’t question God but I keep working hard to become somebody in life. Definitely, my mother must have been worried about my growth but what can she do? It has happened and she had to accept the situation the way it was.“
Pawpaw says he cannot say the same about his father because he was not alive to witness his growth. He says his father died at a very tender age and he did not know him that well but heard stories of how he used to be a trader and a good father, who instilled them the core values of life.
“It really saddens my heart though. Recalling the sad event leading to the untimely death of my dear father, I was very young then. I can’t really say much about him because I was still a baby when he passed on.
From what I learned, he was a trader who travels a lot and was into merchandising. He made sure that his children were well brought up. He raised us with a good moral upbringing and the fear of God. He was that kind of father. He was a tall man.“
He says he is currently in school now because he did not get all the help he could get as a child since it was just her mother taking care of himself and his four other siblings.
“We are five children in the family including a girl and four boys. I am the last born. Two of my siblings are based in Europe, while the other two are importers. The only lady is working with an oil company.
I am in school now because if I had gotten the backing I wanted as a kid, I would have pursued my education up to the level of a Ph.D. I was supposed to study Law; it is one course of study I love so much. Of course, I have played the role of a Lawyer in Criminal Law.”
Pawpaw is one of the known faces in Nollywood. He is always be remembered for bringing us laughter with all the comical roles he played with his colleague actor Aki.