Deyemi Okanlawon says i didn't come to the industry looking fame.
Deyemi Okanlawon: “I didn’t come looking for fame.”
The actor admitted, “To be honest, I had no idea this was this side of fame.”
Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon has made it clear that when he entered the entertainment business, “fame” was the last thing on his mind.
During his appearance on the Celebrity Quickies show, the thespian gave candid answers about his professional background and personal beliefs. In the conversation, Okanlawon was open about how he handles the attention and stardom that come with being an actor. He said that becoming famous was an unanticipated side effect of his primary emphasis on the craft itself.
“I’ll be honest, I didn’t know this side of fame. I didn’t come into the industry to be famous. I came to do the work. The collateral upside of doing the work was fame, and so I quickly adapted,” he continued.
Okanlawon disclosed that he makes a conscious effort to keep his distance from the accoutrements of being a famous person. He thinks that it is essential for both professional and personal development to keep a grounded and focused mindset. He emphasized how crucial it is to avoid the inflated ego that comes with being famous.
“As an actor or a person, you want to be plain and fresh; you don’t want that to be in your thoughts, therefore I try to step away from it.
Being airy is the last thing you want. You simply stay anchored and in the center with it. When you let it enter your mind, I am aware of what transpires. Okanlawon continued, “So you just have to accept it, be grateful for it, and keep things going.”
In his endeavors, the actor emphasized, he tries to pay less attention to fame.
“I attempt to distance myself from it because I am aware of what happens when you allow it to reside in your mind. Whether you are an actor or a person, you want to be authentic, unpretentious, and grounded. If you allow it to do so, it can negatively impact your performance.