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‘My son does look like Obasanjo’, Actor Samuel ‘Spiff’ Ajibola admits



Nollywood actor, Samuel Ajibola, popularly known as “Spiff” has finally admitted that his son shares a resemblance with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Recall that Ajibola’s family was subjected to cyberbullying after he shared photos of his family’s visit to Obasanjo on social media in 2022.

Netizens pointed out that his son has a “striking resemblance” with the ex-Nigerian leader.

Reacting to the cyberbullying in a recent interview on Channels TV, the actor said netizens’ claim that Obasanjo was the “true father” of his son came from a “misinformed position”.

He said: “The picture that caused the stir was the picture with me and my wife with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

“I’m the Youth Ambassador to the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. So I have a relationship with him. He is a huge mentor to my life.

“And so from time to time, I visit him. After I had my son, I took him there to see him. And people started assuming things. They said, ‘Okay, my wife was a secretary to the former President.’ It moved from that to, ‘Oh! He [Obasanjo] is the true father’ of my son.

“I won’t deny it, I’m saying this live on air. In that picture, my son does look like him there. But there are circumstances around it. And it’s still a picture. It’s a still picture. It’s a second. It’s a moment of which my son was just waking up from sleep when we arrived. So he was just booting and he had those eyebags. Those eyebags made him look like the former President. And people were claiming as if they were 100 per cent sure that the former President was the true father of my son.”

Why I left ‘The Johnsons’ TV drama

The thespian who played the role of Spiff, an imbecilic clown in the soap opera, The Johnson, said he left the television serial to chase his dreams.

He said leaving the soap opera has re-established him as a producer and director.

Speaking in a recent interview with Channels TV, Ajibola said: “I spent nine years at ‘The Johnsons’ investing into someone else’s dream. Even before leaving, I had already started running DAILY Issues, which is my comedy skits. I started in 2016.

“So I started building up my own thing to become an emerging producer and a director. It got to a point where I felt I needed to take that bold step to leave my comfort zone which everybody already knew that I was doing great. I needed to leave because, naturally, I’m a very adventurous person. And I’m a big risk taker. I was well aware of the risk I was going to take, like I said, I listened to my guts and till date I haven’t regretted it.

“In fact, leaving [‘The Johnsons’] has re-established me and redefined me more as a producer and a director.”

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