By Danielle Ogbeche on October 7, 2015
Popular Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly called Aki and also well known for his child-friendly movies, has stated that it was the opportunity given to him that paved way for him to know how children play and that made him learn how to play pranks on people.
Aki, who allegedly grew up with his grandmother in Abia State, has attributed his acting skill to the freedom he was able to get from her.
The petite-sized actor also explained that though he might act mischievous roles, all those are just the characters of Aki and not the real personality of Chindedu Ikedieze, who he really is.
While speaking with the press recently, Aki said, “My background contributed a lot to who I am today and it is still contributing.
“I grew up with my grandmother in Abia State and I learnt a lot from her. She probably just gave me a free hand to operate as a little boy and that gave me the opportunity to know how to set traps, play pranks on people and to know other little things that children usually do.
“Also, every child has a story; you know I was a street boy, so to speak. The experience really influenced what I do today because most of the films I do are children- friendly.
“You will always see me playing one mischievous role or the other; I learnt these things while I was a little boy.
Aki also added that from all he gathered while on the streets, he put together to make him who he really is today.
“All those little things I gathered on the streets, I am proud of them.
“Aki is the character that everybody knows me for, though Chinedu Ikedieze is not a mischievous person,” he added.