Nollywood actor, Abimbola Kazeem also known as Jigan Babaoja has been bullied and scorned as a youth, yet he didn’t give up on his dreams to make ends meet.
In a recent interview, Kazeem who is a now a popular actor and producer of many movies including skits like ‘Sho Mo Age Mi’, recounted how his encounter with Davido turned his life around.
He said: “Davido called me; I didn’t even know how he got my number, so I went to his house, and he was glad to see me. He took me out, we had a nice outing, and it was posted on social media. He even asked his followers to follow me on Instagram.”
On how he was being bullied due to your disability, Abimbola Kazeem recalled, “A particular experience was when I was in primary school; the school compound was small so we would always go to another school when it’s time for inter-house sports. One day, the pupils all left for the inter-house sports and I was left behind. When they got back, my friends asked me why I didn’t go with them, and then the teacher said that I couldn’t go because I had nothing to offer. I felt so bad.”
Abimbola Kazeem has also been rejected in a relationship because of his disability, he tells his story: “Oh yes, that happened in Ibadan. There was this lady I liked so much. One day, I walked up to her and the next thing she did was to call my friend and tell him to warn me never in my life I should talk to her again. When my friend asked her why she said so, she said it’s because of my disability. I felt terribly bad!”