…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Afeez Oyetoro, the renowned Yoruba Nollywood actor popularly known as Saka, has opened up about how he effectively balances his dual careers as an actor and a lecturer.
In an interview with PUNCH, he shared his strategies for maximizing his time and the crucial role played by his supportive wife in his successful career.
Effective Time Management and Supportive Partner:
Saka emphasized the importance of making the most of his time for productive endeavors.
While some of his colleagues spend their time at beer parlors, he utilizes his for more meaningful activities.
He pointed out that being a civil servant, most of his shooting engagements are scheduled for weekends and holidays.
He credited his wife for being a key factor in his achievements, stressing the significance of marrying someone who shares one’s vision.
Their mutual understanding has resulted in a harmonious home environment and peace of mind for him to pursue both careers.
Dual Careers with Different Rewards:
When asked about which career path is more rewarding for him, Saka expressed that both his acting and teaching professions bring their own rewards.
As a teacher, he finds fulfillment in the lifelong impact he has on his students.
Having been in academics for nearly three decades, he cherishes the moments when former students show gratitude and treat him well.
On the other hand, he acknowledged the financial rewards that come with acting, making it financially more lucrative.
However, he emphasized that teaching is highly valued and holds its own significance in terms of shaping lives.
Teaching and Acting as Forms of Education:
Saka drew parallels between teaching and acting, viewing them both as forms of education.
While a teacher imparts knowledge within the confines of a classroom, an actor educates through performances outside the classroom.
He highlighted the financial gains in acting, but emphasized the lasting impact and value of teaching.
Saka expressed pride in the number of individuals who have passed through him and are thriving in their respective endeavors.
Afeez Oyetoro, known as Saka, shared insights into his successful juggling act as an actor and a lecturer.
By effectively managing his time and marrying a supportive partner, he has found a balance between his dual careers.
Saka finds fulfillment in the impact he has as a teacher and the financial rewards he receives as an actor.
He sees both professions as educational platforms, with teaching holding long-lasting value and acting offering financial advantages.
Ultimately, his ability to navigate both paths has led to a rewarding and fulfilling journey in the entertainment industry and academia.
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