My Journey to Becoming a TV Producer
I started my career in acting while still in elementary school where I would represent my school in various inter-school drama festivals. Through my high school I was a good actor and I really loved it. What I never fathomed was that one day I would end up in an acting career. I always wanted to be an engineer. I was good at mathematics and sciences and my destiny was to become a computer engineer.
Therefore after high school, I joined a college to pursue a degree in Computer Science. I was determined to excel and I stopped paying a lot of attention in acting. I decided to leave acting to those students pursuing performing and creative arts. I concentrated on my studies which I was well excelling and loved every bit of it.
It was during my senior years in college that I decided to try acting. There was a forthcoming drama competition and felt compelled to be part of the team to represent my college. I went for audition and was successful. For the next five weeks we practiced thoroughly and perfected on a play called “the Gangrenes” which depicted the rot in the society whereby some leaders conspire to overthrow a government where the president thought that the conspirators were part of his inner circle all the while being wolves in a sheep’ skin.
Participating in a Drama Competition was my First Step to becoming a TV Star
During the competition our play won three categories and it is here that I met the adjudicating judge who happened to be a professor in another college. He was mesmerized by my acting skills and decided to contact me later. Barely a week after the competition, he called me. He had an irresistible offer. He wanted me to take a role in an upcoming TV drama. This was an offer which I couldn’t turn down and I gladly accepted.
That was my start in a new lineage of career. The TV show ran for two and half years and during that time I was also taking other minor roles in other TV shows that I was given. Even after graduating with a degree in computer science, I couldn’t quit acting. I loved the fact that I had become popular among viewer and everywhere that I went there was a person who would say hi while others would request to have me take a picture with them. The fame, the glory and money made me stick to TV.
Acting made me Realize that I Could be a Good Producer too
After the debut TV show that I was acting for came to an end, I was given a major role in an upcoming local film and I became a star there too. My star was shining and I was loving every bit of it. After about six years as an actor, I realized that I had gained so much knowledge as well as grown a good number of friends in the entertainment.
I decided to venture in TV production. I first co-produced a local TV show with a friend whom we had met in the industry and it was a big success. From there I decided to go alone and started my own producing company. I had produced several documentaries as well as shows and currently I’m working on a producing my own show that I’ve written and I believe it will be a success. I also love mentoring the youth and other who are interested in acting so that they too can follow my steps.