Oct 28, 2014 – Nigerian Actor, Pastor Zack Orji Expresses Interest In Politics
Veteran Nollywood actor Zack Orji has expressed interest in joining politics like his colleagues in the thriving entertainment industry.
In a recent interview with Leadership, Zack Orji said he wouldn’t mind being honoured with a political appointment.
In his own words:
“If it agrees with me, yes. We are all called to serve in different regards. You may be called to serve spiritually, you may be called to serve your country in one capacity or another, it all depends.
I have shouldered responsibilities over the years. As far back as 1978, I was the leader of a delegation of Nigerian students who were sponsored by the French embassy on a three-week holiday programme in Lome, Togo.
There were about sixty students from Nigeria and I was the leader of that delegation. Right from time, I have served in one way or the other in different capacities, so it all depends.
If it’s something that agrees with me; why not? In my secondary school, I was senior prefect. I was the old Anambra state school champion in shot-put and discus. I even represented the state in the national sports competition from my University.
I was also the president of Estate Department Students’ Association.
Also, when asked about how he relate with his fans, Zack said: “ I just try to be nice to everyone.
This job has taught me to be humble, because just a smile can make someone’s day, just a ‘hi’ and spending few minutes to say “How are you?” can really make someone happy.
I have come to take it in my stride, though sometimes it is not convenient for me, but I believe that anyone who must acknowledge somebody else must first of all humble himself to do that.
We think Zack Orji, Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie and other veteran actors deserve one of those political appointments.