Igwe 2pac Explains Fear Of Flying Made Him Board Public Bus: “I’m A Big Boy But I’m Also From The Streets
Charles Okocha: Igwe 2pac Explains Fear Of Flying Made Him Board Public Bus
As a Nollywood star with many social media fans, it came as surprise when Charles Okocha aka Igwe 2pac was pictured boarding a public bus. He was instantly ridiculed but in a chat with Sunday Scoop, the actor explained it’s his fear of flying that made him board a public bus. He didn’t stop there but fired back at his critics claiming that the joke was on those who made fun of him because in saner climes , there was nothing unusual about celebrities taking public transport . He said:
“There ’s no big deal about me boarding public transport . Are we not all humans ? In America and other places , celebrities and public officials take public transport such as trains and ferries . People are just making a mountain out of a mole hill. The Prime Minister of Netherlands rides his bicycle to work . So, why are people making an issue out of my action ? I’ m a very humble person and I do whatever I want. If I want to board a bus , I would do just that. That day , I took a bus from Asaba to Lagos . I don ’t care about what anybody thinks of my status .”
“I’m a big boy but I’ m also from the streets. More importantly, I have a phobia for flying . I only travel by air when I don ’t have any choice. I’ m more comfortable on the road . Even at that , I had been to the airport earlier that day but I think the Super Eagles had a match ; so , there were no available flights . On that day , I even got down at Ore ( Ondo State ) to ease myself and buy roasted plantain ( boli ) . My fans, who saw me , greeted me and I gave them thumbs up . A lot of people recognised me and were shouting my name. I didn’t hide my face from anyone. If I didn’ t want to be recognised , I wouldn’ t have got out of the bus at Ore . Even today ( Thursday ) , I boarded the same bus to Asaba to inspect my projects and I was my usual self . I have some real estate developments that I’ m doing in Asaba ; so, I need to be there constantly to supervise things .”
On his experience being on the set of Kunle Afolayan’ s new movie , Mokalik , Okocha said;
“It was quite amazing to work with such an outstanding producer. I had been looking forward to something like that before he reached out to me . It was fun being with them ; we were like a family on set .”
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After Being Mocked Across Social media, Igwe 2pac Explains Fear Of Flying Made Him Board Public Bus
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