According to the actor, his journey to stardom has not been an
easy one. He has had to live a rough life before rewarding
opportunities came his way.
serving motivation to his fans after revealing that he
was once a shoe maker before he got the opportunity to
become a star.
The actor, who stated this in an interview with Punch News , said he
found it difficult to make a living after finishing secondary school, due
to this, he resorted to learning how to become a cobbler.
His participation in acting in Oyo State did not give him the sort of
reward he anticipated. Even after relocating to Lagos , his situation
remained the same.
“The suffering I endured was really extreme. After I finished my
secondary school education, I did not have a job so I delved into the
theatre world. I did it for some time but I was not being paid even
when I went everywhere with the group and was helping them carry
“I had to learn how to repair shoes so I became a shoe cobbler.
Eventually, I left Oyo town and came to Lagos to find greener pastures
but still I was not earning anything from acting.”
“I became a mobile cobbler. I would put my materials in a wooden box,
place it on my shoulder and start hitting it as I walked the length and
breadth of Idumota.”
“I would constantly hit my wooden box as I walked about to call the
attention of people. Then nobody knew me so I kept hitting my box all
“I remember I had a handkerchief I used to cover my face because of
my tribal marks.”
“The reason I concealed my tribal marks was because the Igbo boys at
Idumota had the belief that if they did not give their shoes to a
Ghanaian cobbler, no one could do a better job.”
“If they saw my tribal marks, they would think I was one of the touts
that would normally come to disturb them for money for shop and they
would not give me their shoes to repair.”
“When I saw that being a shoe cobbler was affecting my career as an
actor, I had to quit and face acting squarely. I thank God that good
fortunes have come my way.”
Sanyeri recently talked about an unfortunate accident that occurred
while he was on a movie set.
He broke his leg while playing a character with a spiritual problem in
one of the movies he is producing. The actor is currently recuperating
though with leg cast on.
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