I don’t care being called bad boy, says Timini
TIMINI Egbuson has said he is unworried about being perceived or called a bad boy. The indigene of Bayelsa State said being called a Nollywood bad boy has got nothing on him while stating that he enjoys it.
In a chat with The Nation, Timini noted that watching the likes of Hanks Anuku and Jim Iyke as a young chap influenced his acting career. He noted further that he has been able to change people’s perspective on how celebrities should be seen while also using his lifestyle to bring more young men into the movie industry.
“It is what it is, I am the baddest boy in Nollywood,” said Timini. “Somebody has to do it , I’m enjoying it and I am taking people on a journey with me and that’s kind of like a reality. I’m not trying to give false pretenses, I am who I am.”
Speaking on a possible collaboration with Jim Iyke, he said: “Jim Iyke is an OG. I grew up watching him. When I was growing up, I liked people like Jim Iyke, Hanks Anuku. I like the bad boys because they have more fun. So, if people are comparing me with Jim Iyke, I would take that as a huge compliment and I am really open to working with him. We’ve had conversations about it and I feel like a Jim Iyke and Timini movie will be mad but I don’t know why producers are sleeping on it.”
On his humble and simple way of life, Timini said that he has always been famous right from secondary school.
“Fame didn’t come to me as a Nollywood actor, I’ve always been famous from secondary school and university days and I knew full well what I was getting into when I decided to start acting, I didn’t want to act and become one of the actors in Nollywood I wanted to come and be the biggest.
“So I’m happy that with the way I have been able to portray being an actor I have been able to push some younger boys in the industry to come and join because I have made it look so enticing. People see me and say I move like a musician but that’s not it, I move like a superstar is supposed to move.”