Popular actorFrancis Odegarecently opened up that the viral“Gerara Here” videohas brought him money and fame after it was uploaded by a friend on Instagram.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Punch, he said,“I am pleasantly surprised that just one scene from a movie, which I starred in three years ago, has suddenly brought me so much attention and fame.”
The three-part movie, titled Welcome to South, Back from South and Agony of South was shot in South Africaand Nigeria and starredFrancis Odegaalongside Imeh Bishop and Dede One Day.
“I don’t really know why it has taken the moviethree years to garner this sort of recognition. I joined Instagram two months ago, after some social media-savvy friends of mine played the Gerara Here video, which was posted on Instagram for me. The number of comments that trailed the post blew me away and I decided to join the platform almost immediately. Within a month, I had 3000 followers and currently have 18,600 fans,” the actor said in respect to the sudden popularity of the video.

That thevideowent viral was just a huge part of a cake till American rapper 50 Cent put the icing when he reposted thevideoon his Instagram page. According to Odega,“It was an indescribable feeling and I also felt honoured when he began following me on Instagram. Snoop Dogg also followed suit shortly after. Both artistes are obviously huge fans of mine. Don Jazzy, PSquare, Patoranking, M.I, Sound Sultan and many other Nigerian music stars also follow me on social media.”
The actor who had his debut role in 1996 also added that the instant fame thevideohas brought him has also translated into more money and jobs for him.

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