‘I was once a bus condutor’ – Joseph Benjamin
By Olamide Jasanya
Nollywood actor and TV host, Joseph Benjamin is popular for dropping shockers whenever he is on radio. After the shocking revelation about his split from his wife on Reel Radio, the father of two has again dropped another bomb.
On Thursday, January 24, 2013, Benjamin, while on the Talk About It show with Inspiration FM OAP, Wana Udobang, revealed that he was, at one point, a bus conductor, struggling to make ends meet. He advised his fans to look beyond his flashy achievements, saying that none of it came easy.
Benjamin said he had to engage in different menial jobs, including selling shoes at Balogun market and being a commercial bus conductor, ‘I’ve moved from being a bus conductor, security guard, waiter, worked in a Bakery, sold shoes at Balogun, then moved into IT before acting‘ he said.
He advised his fans who aspire to be as successful as he is to ‘Keep improving your craft. Nourish that which you have. Be your own inspiration’ he said. And to those who hope to start businesses, Benjamin said, ‘Understand your market before you decide what you want to do‘.