For IK Ogbonna, despite the influx of young actors gradually taking over Nollywood, he doesn’t feel pressured because he has earned his spots in the make believe world.
Nollywood has enough space for everyone, anyone being cast repeatedly has probably earned his spot. We are all kings in our lane all working towards the development of our industry. I cannot play all the roles in one movie and I can’t be on different sets at the same time. Nollywood is not an industry to be taken over, it’s an industry that thrives on passion, talent, and sacrifice. So shout out to my senior colleagues who paved the way for us, to my peers in the industry killing it, and to the brilliant upcoming actors, the field is big enough to make your mark,” he told Saturday Sun.
Over the years, the single father of one has played several characters from lover boy to the bad village guy and lots more.
Speaking on the character has been your toughest, he said, “Every character is a challenge in its unique way, but the toughest character was when I had to play Eyinanya in my movie, Excess Luggage and that was probably because I was producing and acting at the same time. But we all know that being a Nigerian in Nigeria is the toughest character anybody has to play.”