Veteran actor Peter Fatomilola has shared his story with Saturday Punch newspaper correspondent. The popular actor revealed that he was the first person to play the role of Papa Ajasco in the weekly television series known as Papa Ajasco.
According to him, his mother was unable to have a child for a long time, but she remained in his father's house till she had her only child. He mentioned that he is the only child of his mother. He said being the only child of his mother, his mother did not pamper him.
When asked about his early childhood story, Peter Fatomilola said his father was an Ifa priest. He explained that his mother used to go to church with the other wives of his father. He revealed that he preferred staying home with his father because of the benefits he gained from staying at home.
He further explained that he used to enjoy the things brought by those people coming to his father for weekly Ifa service. He emphasised that after others would have gone to church, people would visit his father for Ifa consultation. The people would bring different items like chicken, goat, roasted yam and many other things. He said he was the one who would kill the animals. He said he played a prominent role in preparing sacrifices with the items brought to his father.
When asked whether he had worked at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife before, he mentioned that he worked for 35 years in the University. He was an instructor for 35 years in the institution. He also mentioned that Ola Rotimi and Wole Soyinka played great role in his life.
When asked whether any of his children are into Ifa practice and theatre art he explained that their education did not allow them to pay attention Ifa practice but by God’s grace, one of them is into theatre art. He mentioned that he is not yet popular but they will unveil him soon.
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