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Nollywood Yoruba Actor Abija Tajudeen Oyewole Turns Meat Seller

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Nollywood Yoruba Actor Abija Tajudeen Oyewole Turns Meat Seller

Veteran Nollywood actor Tajudeen Oyewole aka Abija who used to be famous for his herbalist roles in movies in the early 90s is now a meat seller.

The actor revealed this and other current events in his life to Saturday Beats.

“People often ask if I am an herbalist in real life because of my routine roles in movies, even though I have a background in Ifa divination, I am not an herbalist. People in my neighbourhood would call me Abija; they used to be scared of me in real life but I always told them I was not a diabolical and that it was just acting. My roles as Abija were my best performances; interestingly, I can handle any role in the movie industry.

“When I don’t dress in my attire as Abija, some people don’t recognise me. It still pains me that I didn’t further my education; at this age even though I want to go back to school, it is too late because I have to cater for my wife and children. It was quite difficult for my parents to accept my choice of career; they felt it was only stubborn people that used to act in movies. They were only convinced when I started becoming famous.

“I am happy about the positive developments in the movie industry; things have really improved compared to when I started. The youngsters in the entertainment industry have really helped in making the industry bright,” he said.

What I Do Aside Acting.

Presently, aside from acting, I travel to the North to get meat to sell to people that have made requests for it.

My Wish For 2019

“My wish this year is that I complete my building project. I have lost some things in the past, and I pray that God will recover them for me. For example, there was a time I was involved in an accident some years back, some people thought I was dead because of how damaged the car was”.



  1. DB

    February 9, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    What is the big deal in being a meat seller? Dont we all buy meat? Whatever legit business to put food on the table and pay you bills is welcome anyday. God bless your hustle!

  2. Amanda

    February 10, 2019 at 3:32 AM

    We have silly mindset in nigeria. We undermine great jobs that sell well in western world. This is why nigeria is very static. We undermined tailoring, carpentry, mechanic, saloon etc. This are career jobs. We instead embrace “office or administrative jobs” where you work for people. These undermined jobs are great in the western world. This is why US and others function. Country would develop with local or small businesses. This meat selling job (career) is what is known in western world as poultry services, meat shops etc. No one ever underrated these jobs. Actually they are not jobs. They are career.

    Job is when you wake up everyday and work for someone and get paid. This is not guarantee because you may wake up to go to work one day and your boss tells you to go home that there is no work today. But with your own career, your reap all the profits and loss. You control your business. This is the only way forward for nigeria.

    I am actually intending to venture into farming but in advance way including herding rams and cows on a big farm and sell and own restaurant on the side. Which means i produce my own meat to make varieties of foods to the public. This is what Nigeria needs

  3. Fifelomo

    February 10, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    I must commend this man, no hope is lost. For the mere fact he’s no more seen in movies, he didn’t tarnish is image. If what’s he’s currently doing pays his bills then its no one’s business. God bless our hustle…. Ride on.

  4. Rosy

    February 11, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Work no dey, man must survive. More grease to your elbow

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