University of Benin graduating student, Department of Mass Communication, Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, popularly known as Mr Voiceover is a multi-talented Voice-Over Artiste, Nollywood Actor, Writer and Entrepreneur revealed that his journey to stardom did not come so easy as he had suffered several setbacks that ought to have made him thought of committing suicide, but he did not succumb.
Mr Voiceover made this known recently, during an award ceremony organised by West Africa Citizens Award, in Lagos where he received the international award for Student Brand Of The Year West Africa.
In his words, “for me to have been among the graduating students and to have also represented the University of Benin and represented Nigeria on international scene means that anyone can succeed irrespective of the militating challenges or setbacks” he said.
Mr Voiceover who’s an orphan further revealed that the hard times he faced as a result of family issues while growing up forced him into attending sixteen (16) primary schools and fourteen (14) secondary schools and there after made him struggle to pass his o’level examination that would usher him into the University.
Speaking further, he disclosed that he found it difficult to get into the higher institution on time because he did not pass his exams in many sittings, he said “I wrote o’level exams seventeen (17) times until I finally passed it in 2014, although it was not easy to have gone to several schools, wearing secondary school uniforms after many years of graduation and seeing your former junior who have gone to the University, now your teacher in secondary school. It was so shameful and embarrassing to bare.”
He added that more of his story would be available in his proposed book soon to be on Amazon.