One of Nigeria’s living Legend in Nollywood, Tony Akposheri has introduce his family in a new social media skits, titled, “Naija Dad”. The Masquerade actor, in an exclusive chat with Zebra News, revealed the inspiration behind the skits and why he decided to go into skit production with his wife and children.
“First of all, I would say, the inspiration started following our quest to have a family reality show, more like a sitcom. While brainstorming and putting heads together as to how we can give our best to the project, we realized it is important to make whatever it is we want to do unique, and so we settled for a real life events.”
“Also and very important, a colleague and a very close friend of the family, she is a veteran actor, writer, producer and director who said Tony wonder! that’s what she calls me, what are you waiting for? You have have paid your dues and you are very good actor and director, God has Blessed you with beautiful girls well talented, among them you have writer, dancers, singers and actors.
“Do something on your own don’t wait until you have million, because sponsors hardly comes up to help, start something small and you will see God’s blessings. You have all it takes in your house. She spoke to my children and my wife encouraging us to start something. She is base in London now. I really appreciate her effort and support for the encouragement. She is a friend indeed”.
“We figured it’s best we stand out by making it real hence: using the family reoccurring real events and spicing it up a bit. So for us, we get inspiration from happenings within our family, my wife sometimes can comes up with an idea, and we all work on it together. Even my daughter’s husband is not left out, we are one big and happy family, we choose to spread love, hope and peace through our videos” He noted.
On how he came about the idea, “My daughter and husband brought the idea of making it a full series so i thought pending to that time we get to YouTube and produce skits. Efe my daughter takes care of the writing aspect and her husband technical, but it is one big family so most times we come together with ideas and bring it to life. Sometimes, things happen in the house and my wife and daughter can be like we can act this, basically that’s it” he said.
You can watch/find their videos on YouTube “Naija Dad“. It’s currently available on all online media platforms, across the world.