Chukwuemeka… the Falz look alike you should know
Today I saw somebody who looked just like you, is a line from You Are Everything, a famous classic love song by Marvin Gaye on the heartache of a lover who longs for a former flame, and coincidentally sees a person who looks exactly like her.
Admittedly, we have all done a double take when mistaking a random person on the street for someone we know. With seven billion people in the world, it’s fun — if not a bit eerie — to believe doppelgängers do exist among us and you may just bump into your lookalike one day!
The above statement resonates with Nollywood sensation, Chukwuemeka Innocent Lawrence, a 27-years-old from Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state. He is one dude you would love to meet, as he is suave, gentlemanly, simple and unassuming.
Born and raised in the rusty city of Ibadan, Oyo state, he has a lot in common with Nigeria’s rapper and celebrity, Folarin Falana who better known by the moniker Falz the Bahd Guy. They have the same spitting image in terms of looks, smiles, height, complexion, and mannerisms such that they can easily pass for identical twins! They also have the same passion for acting, especially comedies.
Though he goes by the stage name, The Good Guy, Emeka s he is fondly called considers Falz as his role model. And to create his own identity, he opted for ‘I’m the Good Guy’ as the name of his YouTube channel, where he reels out his comedy strips.
To show how he’s smitten with Falz, the fast rising actor says he is ready to give an arm and a leg to be a part of Jenifa’s Diary, the popular sitcom, where the lawyer turned entertainer plays cameo role along with Funke Akindele, the progenitor of the Jenifa brand.
Like his role model, Emeka has also featured in a few commercials for some popular brands. His passion for acting dates back to his early days as a member in the church drama troupe, followed by a three month refresher course in acting at some point in time.
Barely two years in the industry, he has recorded a few feats and has some credits under his belt. From 2018 till date, he has featured in well over 15 flicks, and played leading roles in five.
From discovering his innate talent in Ibadan, where he tried to showcase his acting prowess at the backstreet of Molete, The Good Guy is really looking good for the career path he has chosen for himself, having featured with big names in the movie industry like Zuby Michael and others too numerous to mention.
With acting coming to him naturally, the fast rising star, says he can interprete any role effortlessly without breaking a sweat!
“Acting is my life; I derive joy and happiness in it. Even if I don’t have any money in my account, once I’m on stage, I feel this joy in my heart. That’s how I’m wired,” Emeka said.
Pressed further, he says acting runs in the family and he readily cites Jules Omalicha, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the Lagos State Univesity and one of his blood relations, as one of his mentors and go-to person.
According to the actor cum movie producer, his greatest ambition is to groom upcoming artistes who are finding it difficult to find their feet in the industry. To achieve this, he hopes to build a training school, strictly for talent hunt and grooming thespians.
“I have passion for acting and I know what it has taken me to achieve the modest success I have so far achieved but things can be a lot better. My greatest ambition is to help other upcoming artistes.
“So my main objective for Nollywood is to ensure that this industry grows and become better with more opportunities for young actors and actresses to show their talents. And I’m ready to devote my time, energy and resources to help then achieve same dream and ambition,” he enthused.
Though he has featured only in English movies thus far, he says he can also take up roles for Yoruba and Igbo films as he speaks both languages very fluently.
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