Fast-rising actor, Timini Egbuson might have gotten a break into the movie industry by following his sister; Dakore Egbuson-Akande’s footsteps but the talented actor had to fight his way through the ranks to make a name for himself on his own. He reveals this much in a tell-all interview with The Punch.

He speaks about growing up, challenges faced in the movie industry and how having a superstar sister affected his career.

On his background, he said: “I’m the last of five kids and I was raised in Lagos, Nigeria. I grew up loving the arts – singing dancing, and acting in the church. I learnt without the pressure of trying to make money from it. I remember just enjoying playing with my siblings. My worst childhood memory was when my dad said he was going to spank me but luckily, he didn’t. I remember being so afraid and asking my older siblings what to prepare for.”

On the challenges he faced as a new actor, he said: “Acceptance is one thing, as people second-guess your talent. I had to prove myself and I’m constantly proving myself to people. I’ve realised that there’s nothing great one can achieve that doesn’t come with challenges. So, I did face a few hiccups. Then, people weren’t really writing lead roles for younger people but I think the narrative has changed now and there are many stories that revolve around young people.”

On how being Dakore’s brother affected his acting, he revealed: “I didn’t want to embarrass my sister because she had made a huge name and impact in her generation. I knew that the spotlight would be on me as her younger brother. I was more concerned about not disappointing or disgracing her.”

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