Exactly! Just in case you are thinking of featuring actor, Osita Oheme on a product photoshoot, make sure you are very loaded. His fee for an advert shoot is $150, 000 and nothing short of it. The Petit actor and other half of the Aki and Paw Paw fame, Osita Iheme, famously known as Paw Paw as you read this piece rejected a job offer yesterday and stood his grounds on $150, 000 or nothing. The Mbaitoli, Imo State born actor and film maker is supposed to star in the advertorial alongside his bosom friend, Chinedu Ikedieze, Aki, but for his insistence on the above price.
The owners of the Ghana based company run by a group of Lebanese (names withheld) told us that asides the money, they were actually furious and disappointed over Paw Paw’s arrogance and insubordination. An agent of the company who spoke to Pride Magazine Nigeria in an exclusive chat said, “Can you imagine? It took a rigorous process to even get him to talk to us on the phone and when we eventually did, he insisted on $150,000 or nothing. Meanwhile his colleague Chinedu Ikedieze, had initially told us $20, 000.”
Pride Magazine made all efforts to reach Paw Paw on his MTN line, but he did not pick up our calls as at 4:30pm yesterday, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, neither did he respond to our SMS.
He is born Osita Iheme to a family of five children. Widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film, ‘Aki na Ukwa’ alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. In 2007 Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards, he currently holds a national honour, Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR conferred on him by President Goodluck Jonathan.