Blossom Chukwujekwu still relishes the role that he played in Omoni Oboli’s new movie, Okafor’s Law. For movie fans who have not seen the film yet, the actor played the part of a randy fellow known as the Terminator.
The award-winning Nollywood actor, in an interview with our correspondent, describes the character as the vintage audacious young man who believes that since some women crave physical pleasure always, it is his natural duty to give them what they want.
“The Terminator’s real name is Chuks Okafor. He is the type of man you would love to hate. When you are having a conversation with him, you know he is trouble. But you just can’t resist the charm. He is the type that your mother warned you about.
“You know this one just finds the validation of his manhood in the number of women that he has slept with and you are about to be the next victim. Yet, you wouldn’t mind. It is quite easy to judge him based on his tendencies, but he actually has a heart. So he makes a bet with two of his friends to sleep with three women from his past,” he said.
Although the role was quite challenging, Blossom said that he had no problem fitting into it. “I think every role is challenging in itself. Playboy roles are a regular in our industry so making Terminator stand out might have been it but with God challenges are bread for me,” he said.
Interestingly, the actor admitted that before the movie was shot, he had no idea that the phrase ‘Okafor’s Law’ was a popular street lingo in Lagos. But this does not mean that he believes that it exists.
He said, “I don’t believe it exists. Why? It is because women are not commodities for sexual gratification. I personally think that if a woman decides to sleep with a man for the second time, it may be for other reasons than the fact that the sex was great. Women are deeper than that. If she decides to do it, it is because of other factors other than just sex.”
However, the actor confessed that he enjoyed working with other members of the cast, as well as with Omoni Oboli herself and Richard Mofe-Damijo.
Asked if it was a coincidence that he had often been casted for roles that required him to ‘torture’ women in the past, he replied, “I am an actor and what I do is imitating life. We are interpreters of truth. Maybe if I played a mad man you’d probably ask if there is a trace of madness in my family. The roles I decide to play are based on scripts.”