“People Ran Away From Me As Baby Because of My Face”: Actor Uwaezuoke Speaks of His Younger Days

“People Ran Away From Me As Baby Because of My Face”: Actor Uwaezuoke Speaks of His Younger Days

  • Nigerian veteran actor Uwaezuoke made waves online with the story of his younger days as a growing child in Igbo land
  • The actor, who was a guest on yankontentfactory podcast, disclosed how people refused to carry him as a newborn due to the structure of his face
  • Speaking further about the challenges he had as a child in the 1960's, he shared his account of the Nigerian civil war

Nigerian veteran actor Stephen Alajemba, popularly known as Uwaezuoke and Nwaude Nwakpuda, opened up about his upbringing, revealing that he was the target of prejudice for various reasons.

In a recent interview with yankontentfactory, the indigenous movie star discussed his childhood and how his size and appearance made him a thing of ridicule.

Actor Uwaezuoke speaks on his facial look
Actor Uwaezuoke spoke about the challenges he faced because of his facial look. Credit: @uwaezuoke_fanpage
Source: Instagram

According to Uwaezuoke, his mother had eleven sons, and every time any of them reached the age of twenty-five, they would mysteriously pass away.

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Everyone in the town was ecstatic about his arrival, but the moment they laid eyes on him, they despised him.

People often made reasons not to see or carry Uwaezuoke, which prevented his mother from receiving gifts for her newborn.

The comic actor further mentioned that during his younger days, he promised his mother that he would make her proud, regardless of his appearance.

While on the podcast, Uwaezuoke narrated the hardships Igbo people faced during the Nigerian Biafran war. According to him, ndi Igbo died more of hunger than as a result of the bomb blast and gunshot.

Watch his video below:

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Toyin noted that she believed Emeka Ike deserved a second chance and was the best person to interpret the role given to him on Malaika.

Legit.ng also reported that a viral video saw the filmmaker help a distressed woman on Instagram live. The woman narrated how life has been difficult for her since she lost her husband last year.

Source: Legit.ng

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