Popular TV actor Brian Ogana famed for his role as Luwi Hausa on the soap opera Maria has opened up on how the instant fame changed his life.
Thanking his die hard fans and his producers at Citizen TV, Brian told Parents Magazine,
“IT HAS BEEN CRAZY IN THE SENSE THAT, THIS THING HAS NOT SUNK IN FOR ME. I USUALLY CARRY MYSELF LIKE, I’M THIS NORMAL PERSON AND I CAN MEET A FAN ON THE STREET AND THEY SHOUT, ‘HEY LUWI!’ AND THEN I WILL TAKE A FEW STEPS AHEAD BEFORE REALISING THEY ARE TALKING TO ME AND I TURN BACK AND GREET THEM.”
“IT HASN’T REALLY SUNK IN. IT IS CRAZY, I NEVER IMAGINED THAT THIS PROGRAMME WOULD SHAKE AND REVAMP THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY THAT IS HOW BIG IT IS. THE MOMENT YOU HEAR KIDS SINGING THE MARIA THEME SONG, IT IS A BIG DEAL.”
However, with the success of the show came the limelight and unquenchable thirst by fans to know more about Brian’s private life.
“IT IS A BLESSING AND A CURSE. BLESSING IN THE FORM THAT IT HAS REVAMPED THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY. CURSE IN THE FACT THAT HERE IT IS, NOW I NO LONGER OWN MY PERSONAL LIFE IT IS OWNED BY THE PUBLIC BECAUSE THEY WANT THIS.”