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Actor Segun Arinze shares how he made his first N1,000 at 21

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  • Veteran actor Segun Arinze has disclosed how he earned his first N1,000 in 1987 at the age of 21.
  • The thespian earned money through a voice over gig with renowned broadcaster, Soni Irabor.
  • The 58-year-old movie star shared his journey into the voice-over industry, revealing that Irabor introduced him to voice acting.

Segun Arinze, a veteran actor, has disclosed how he made his first N1,000 in 1987, at the age of 21.

The actor claimed he made the money from a voice-over industry he got from ace and renowned broadcaster Soni Irabor.

The 58-year-old actor, who spoke about his debut into the voice-over industry, revealed that Irabor introduced him to voice acting.

During a recent interview with Biola Bayo on the ‘TalktoB’ podcast, Arinze, who began his career as a musician, fondly remembered being paid N1,000 for his first voice-over assignment in the late 1980s.

“Soni Irabor walks in someday and he was looking for voice-over artiste. There was nobody around that day then he heard me speak,” he said.

“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.”

He also revealed that his father opposed him studying performing arts at university because he wanted him to become a lawyer.

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