He’s a red carpet host, event anchor, a TV presenter and an actor with his most recent role being Shina from the EbonyLife TV production of Desperate Housewives Africa, who are we talking about? It’s none other than the humorous, likeable and forever smiling Ozzy Agu.
Ozzy Agu got the chance to be at the receiving end as EbonyLife TV asked him an array of questions. Read on to find out what habit he’s trying to stop, who his celebrity crush is and so much more.
What is your nickname?
Do you believe in astrology?
I’m a Capricorn and whenever I’ve checked my horoscopes, everything has come true. It’s scary how accurate it can be most times. Except when it comes to money. I still haven’t won the lottery
What is your astrological sign? Capricorn
Do you work out?
Sometimes. I enjoy cardio workouts. Basketball and running.
What is your guilty pleasure?
A cold beverage after a hard day’s work.
Who is your celeb crush?
In Nigeria, Genevieve. International? Lupita Nyongo
What is your favorite food?
Fried plantain. But pounded yam and Oha soup is a close second. And not Poundo yam mix. Real pounded yam.
What is your favorite place to vacation? Calabar
Do you have a bucket list?
What are one or two items from your bucket list?
Produce a movie.
What is your favorite holiday?
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Chasing my grandfather’s goats around his farm.
Mama’s boy/girl or Daddy’s girl/boy?
I love my parents equally. It’s better that way. Especially for pocket money.
Couch potato or party animal?
I’m more of a party potato. Seriously.
Describe your sense of style in one sentence.
Dress as if all about you were losing their head but you somehow kept yours.
Describe yourself in one sentence.
What is the one beauty rule that you live by?
Smile. It’s infectious.
What is your favorite hash tag:
What is your favorite slang term?
Do you have any pets?
A pet monkey
How do you stay in shape?
Basketball and running.
What is your favorite article of clothing?
Underwear. It’s the last line of Defense
Who is your favorite designer (local or international)?
Anyone I can’t afford. Both local and International
Who/what inspired you to act?
A wish to create. And when I saw Mark Rylance act, I knew I’d made the right choice.
What would you be if you weren’t an actor?
What is your favorite genre of music?
I grew up with Hip Hop, but I like Deep House at the moment…My music changes every -whoops! There it goes. I like jazz now.
Do you relate to your character on DHWA in any way?
I do actually. I see myself as a family man deep down. In fact, this character is a bit of practice for me when the real thing comes around.
What was your favorite scene to shoot in DHWA?
Coming home to those children and seeing their lovely faces light up as they screamed “Daddy, daddy, daddy!”
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Listen. Now go for it.
What is the title of the last book you read?
A Sheep Falls out of the Tree
What charitable cause is close to your heart?
What do you spend the most money on?
(Clothes, shoes, books, travel, significant other etc.) Travel
If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
What is the best gift you have ever gotten?
A kiss to build a dream on
What one thing would we be surprised to know about you?
I speak Thai
What is one thing you wish you knew when you were younger?
Everybody makes mistakes.
What is the prized possession you value above all others?
Do you sing in the shower?
No better place to
Do you sing in the car?
2nd best place to sing
How do you relax?
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Only when it hits you.
Optimist, pessimist, or realist?
Where do you see yourself in 25 years?
Sharing all I’ve learned with the next generation while constantly reminding them that they are so rude and that things were different in my day.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Check my bearings to be sure where I am.
What is your secret talent?
I pick up on people’s tone and speech patterns in conversation and I’m sometimes unaware when I start mimicking them. It’s a bad habit I’m trying to stop.
What is your idea of a perfect date?
My idea of a perfect date is holding hands, staring into each other’s eyes, and laughing at each other’s dry jokes.
What phrase would define how you live your life?
If we wait until we are ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
Black socks or white socks?
Depends on the underwear really.
What is the last picture you took with your phone?
Would you eat a bowl of crickets for $100,000?
Value the experience, yes.
Introvert or extrovert?
Anything else you want your fans to know about you?
I love to laugh