Pa James, a Nigerian comic actor, shared his experience in the movie industry.
Kayode Olasehinde, popularly referred to as Pa James, disclosed that because of his funny roles in films, most people do not take him seriously. When asked how he got the name “Pa James”, he had this to say;
I got the name from a Wale Adenuga Production and ever since, the name has stuck. It has been about 18 years now. Everybody saw the production, even outside the shores of Nigeria, and since then, I have been referred to as Pa James.
Pa James complained that people hardly take he seriously. He alleged that when he speaks seriously, people often mistake for a joke.
Oftentimes, people do not take me seriously even when I am not cracking jokes. For example, on occasions when I board public transport and the conductor owes me my balance, when I ask for my money, people would begin to laugh. In reality, I am pained and I want my money, but the bus conductor and the passengers would think I am joking. There was a day that we were shooting at a location and one of the cast members fainted. Immediately it happened, I rushed out and began to shout for help, but when people saw me, they began to laugh. I overheard someone saying that they should not pay me any attention as I was only acting. The more I shouted, the more they laughed. It was not until people saw others shouting that they began to pay attention to the man that fainted. Later, they said that they were laughing because they thought that I was joking as usual.
The veteran actor claimed that he has always been a peace-maker since childhood. He also disclosed that he once worked has a house boy and babysitter of a sick child. Because of poverty, Pa James said he stopped his education at primary school level.