How I came up with the trending ‘Accolade’ slang – Igwe 2pac

Nollywood actor and singer, Charles Okocha also known as Igwe 2pac has in a new interview, opened up on how he came about the trending word ‘accolade’. A lot of Nigerian celebrities have also been able to key into the trending accolade thingy with their various version of the act.

Why speaking with Joy Marcus, Igwe 2pac talked about his music career, his relationship and of course what led to him being shot.

What motivated your skit, Accolade

Nothing actually; it was just something I came up with randomly. When I look at some people who have worked really hard and nobody ever acknowledged them, it makes me feel bad. So, I just did the video to let everyone know that hard-working people should be appreciated and acknowledged. I was surprised that it went viral but I am happy that I came up with something that a lot of people are inspired by and can also relate to.

How he ventured into music

I have always been passionate about music but I haven’t just had the opportunity to explore the passion. When I was much younger, I listened to musicians like Fela, Majek Fashek and Jay Z but the acting career came along and I had to put my passion for music on hold. Now, I am ready to do music.

Why he sprayed money on his mum

I love my mother so much and I can do anything for her. I was just appreciating her because she did her best for me. She has paid her dues and there is no accolade that will be enough for her. I was also trying to make other people appreciate their mothers because there are people who will give anything for their mothers to be alive.

If your mother is still alive, always appreciate her and make her happy. My mum trained me and stood by me to this point. Whatever I do is to make her happy and put a smile on her face. My mother is my priority before any woman comes in and I will keep making her proud. I don’t joke with her.

What led to the gun incident where he was shot by a Policeman

It was a case of accidental discharge. A mobile policeman saw me and was very excited; so, he shot into the air as a form of salute to appreciate my work. However, the gun fell off his hands; so, I sustained multiple gunshot wounds at close range. But it was not intentional.


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