Yoruba actor, James Omiyinka, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijesha’ has revealed he has never felt terrible or like leaving the theater profession until a day when acting roles were taken from me.
Baba Ijesha made this know in a recent interview during an interview on Oodua 90.9 FM, Ile – Ife, Osun State, which was anchored by Kolawole Azeez.
Baba Ijesha was called into the interview to promote two new songs titled; ‘Eleda mi’ and ‘very soon,’ did not speak about his ongoing trial in the interview which lasted 30minutes, He later recounted some of his travails in the Yoruba movie industry.
When asked to speak about some of the most painful experiences in his career, he recalled how he has yanked off 25 movie scenes.
He said, “I have never felt terrible or like leaving the theater profession until a day when acting roles were taken from me and that was over 20 years ago”.
I remembered that I cried and prayed to God for help because 25 scenes were taken from me and I was given only one and that singular role became a ‘bomb’. Those were the times I had the most painful experience because I cried like a baby”.
Narrating another sad moment in his career, Baba Ijesha narrated how he lost a brand new car.
He said, “Another greatest regrettable moment was a time when a company bought me a new car and I then promised to give my old car to somebody. But shortly after I made the promise, I was involved in an auto accident and the new car was completely condemned. I could not give that car to the person I promised again until after about two months.”
When asked if he has a child, Baba Ijesha said, “ My son is studying law at a university.”
Meanwhile, his trial resumes at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja on Wednesday and Thursday.