Segun Arinze reveals when he made his first N1000

Seasoned Nigerian actor, Segun Arinze recalls how he earned his first N1000 in voice acting more than 30 years ago.

The well-known actor disclosed that in 1987, when he was just 21 years old, he received his first voice-over assignment and his first paycheck.

In a recent interview with Biola Bayo for the “TalktoB” podcast, Segun Arinze made this statement. He also mentioned that he was able to secure the voice-over job thanks to well-known broadcaster Soni Irabor.

He said:

“Soni Irabor walked in someday and he was looking for a voice-over artiste. There was nobody around that day then he heard me speak. Then he said ‘You can do the voice’ Really? I cannot, he said ‘Yes, you can and I will see what you do’. And I did the voice-over. He paid me N1000. That was 1987. N1000 for just doing (voice-over). I said this is big. Coloured TV was N500 at that time.”

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