Actor Jide Awobona Grows Very Lean, Says Producer Made Him Fast For New Movie Role

Actor Jide Awobona Grows Very Lean, Says Producer Made Him Fast For New Movie Role

  • Jide Awobona has cried out after he was told what it entails to become a particular character for a movie he was cast in
  • He said the movie's producer told him he must stay without food for the number of days he would be on the film location
  • Awobona added that he was only allowed to eat at sunset, after which he was to consume watermelon to stay hydrated until the next day

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Nollywood actor, Jide Awobona, has caused a stir after sharing a picture of how he looked now as a result of a role he was acting.

The actor, whose IG handle was earlier mistaken for Sanwo-Olu by some Nigerians, cried out about what the producer made him go through.

He also shared the message he was sent by the film producer.

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In the chat, he was to stay without food throughout the period of production and break in the evening. He also said the producer told him his eye must be sunken and lean for the role.

Jide Awobona shares what he goes through to make a film.
Jide Awobona shares what he goes through to make a film. Photo credit @jideawobona
Source: Instagram

Producer says Awobona should take watermelon

Sharing details about his diet, the actor, who caused a stir with his childhood photo, was instructed to eat watermelon in the evening to stay hydrated.

He was to consume nothing else until the next day, when he would break his fast at 7pm.

Below is the post:

How fans reacted to Awobon's post compiled the reactions of some fans to the post made by Awobona. Here are some of the comments below:


"That’s Jomo for you. My own director @abeyjomo I’m so proud of the job. Your look. Acting, I can’t wait for the world to see the masterpiece. You rock my bro @jideawobona."

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"He knows what his doing and believes in you."


"Well done Jide. So glad we Made this together."




"I almost didn’t recognize my Murasi o,."


"God bless the hustle."


"It really worked wowww! Can't wait to see the magic. Only that I wasn't there."


"E go pure."


"All for the Action."




"Waow... It really worked."

Awobona rants over fuel scarcity previously reported that the actor joined his colleagues to share their experiences about fuel scarcity in the country.

Awobona lamented that he spent hours in the queue to fuel his car. He added that when it was almost his turn, he was told that fuel had finished.

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