August 20, 2017 – Nigerian Actor Charles Okocha Igwe Tupac: Life Lessons My Near Death Experience Taught Me
Like the popular saying, ‘what cannot break a man will only make him stronger’. Ever since he escaped death after a drunk policeman shot him in Nnewi Anambra state, Nollywood actor Charles Okocha aka Igwe Tupac’s career has been on the upswing.
Here is what the actor told The Entertainer recently
“First thing first, I would say it is God. You know, like they say ‘without God nothing is possible’. It is not by my own making so I give it to God all the way. Everything just started happening suddenly and here we are today. It is not like I don’t get scripts but I am very selective. I don’t just hop on every set that comes along. I have to scrutinize and make sure it is dope before I venture into any film project.
“A while ago, I returned from my maiden US tour and it was cool. We toured four cities, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Texas and one other. I want to use this opportunity to thank God for delivering me from the valley of the shadow of death and catapulting my career to new heights.”
Lessons My Near Death Experience Taught Me
What lessons has the actor learnt from the experience? A smile breaks his features as he responds: “I have come to realise that without God we are nothing, and in order to succeed in life, we need to submit to Him. I have come to realise that not every one that smiles at you is your friend. When I was discharged, I heard what some people said about me and it really hurt me, but I have forgiven them and moved on.”